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Medicine For Effexor Allergy
Effexor allergy: Effexor/ VENLAFAXINE recommended dosing is up to 225mg per day. However, off-label dosing can be considerably higher. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergy/itchy skin rash swelling from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What's the best way to come off? I see my dr tomoz. Considering tapering off slow n going on prosac
No allergies, but 6 weeks ago got itchy pimples on back & stomach. Started about 2 weeks after increased effexor-xr to 150 mg. Possible side-effect?
I suffer by hayfever and allergies spring is coming and I was wondering if it's ok and safe to take Zyrtec-as needed- with venlafaxine an clonazepam ?
I am currently on venlafaxine ,clonazepam and folic acid supplement tablets . Is it safe to take ceritizine zyrtek for hayfever and allergies ?
Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).
Taken 375mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) for 2+ yrs. Lost 33 lbs. Can weight loss effect the drug or does it make 0 diff. In effectiveness? Want to lower my mg if so
Talk to your doctor : Your are on a hefty dose of Effexor (venlafaxine). Talk with your doctor before making any changes. I have seen some patients lose weight on their medicine. If you and your doctor determine that this is the maintenance dose required to manage your symptoms, then don't change. If your weight loss continues and poses a health risk, then you may need a dose adjustment or med change. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The scariest possibility is that the propensity of Effexor (venlafaxine) to elevate blood pressure without the presence of recreational drugs would be potentiated in the presence of any substance with a capacity for elevating blood pressure to the point of producing a catastrophic event such as a cerebrovascular hemorrhage. Also there is serotonin syndrome and hyponatremia in addition to severe behavior change. ...Read more
I am taking 75 mg effexor (venlafaxine). Does this drug affect your hormones? Can it cause a imbalance?
I was on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 112 upped to 225 Now have high BP only after a week What other drugs could the dr switch me to with no effects.
Effexor-XR: First, talk to your doctor about decrements of 37.5-75mg. before switching from that high dose. ...Read more
Lost weight(by diet+exerc) & on 375mg of Effexor, (venlafaxine) does the drug work through the bloodstream? Would Dr need to lower the mg if I lose more?
After only one week of being on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, my state of mind and mood has dramatically improved. When will the medicine/I reach its/my true potential?
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 1year ago.I took Effexor (venlafaxine) &lyrica 75mg a day .Two weeks ago i stopped taking medicine.I feel ok without it.Shall i do?
Will the side effects of effexor such as tiredness fade over time and is it a better drug for g a d over lexapro. thanks
Feeling tired: Feeling tired after taking the effexor may or may not resolve. Somnolence occurs with lexapro 10% or more. Somnolence can occur with effexor up to 20%. See: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects.html. And see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/effexor-side-effects.html. My patients on lexapro usually have little in the way of side effects. They are both effective medications. ...Read more
I'm taking effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg and Lamictal 200mg. I'm worried about my low energy. Can these drugs cause hepatotoxicity and which are the symptoms?
Talk to your doctor : This is a good combination of medication. These meds are usually well-tolerated. Talk to your doctor about the risks, benefits and side effects of your treatment. If needed, your doctor can order tests to monitor your liver. We look for a yellow coloration to the white part of the eye or yellowing of the skin (jaundice) which suggests liver injury or disease. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
I got prescribed the drug effexor (venlafaxine)....Prob not spelling it right....Anti depressent drug....Heard a lot of bad stuff aobut it im afraid to take it?
Effexor (venlafaxine): I agree with dr pappas. Please remember few go out of their way to tell others or post on the internet the expected "run-of-the-mill" affect of a medication. Rather, you are likely to hear or read the most positive or negative experiences. Your doctor evidently has confidence the medication is correct for you. Speak to your doctor about your concerns and clarify what your expectations should be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been off Effexor (venlafaxine) for a week....Feeling nauseated and a little dizzy i came on a one-day trip with my husband and left medicine at home. One day trip turned into a week without meds.
Effexor (venlafaxine) : Effexor (venlafaxine) is a serotoninâ€”norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor medication. If you abruptly stop taking it you can develop a discontinuation syndrome. Some of the symptoms of a discontinuation syndrome with Effexor can include feeling restless, irritability, aggression and depressed mood. Some of the GI effects can include nausea and abdominal bloating. Dizziness, brain zaps (electrical sensation), feeling tired and the sense that things are spinning (vertigo) can occur. You could develop bizarre dreams, see things that arenâ€™t there or hear things when there isnâ€™t really noise. Because of itâ€™s short half life there is a high risk of withdrawal symptoms with effexor, which can sometimes occur with as little as one missed dose. I recommend that if you ever forget your medications while on vacation, that you call the doctor who prescribed them. Ask the doctor to phone in a temporary prescription to a pharmacy that is close to where you are staying. Make sure you supply the name and phone number of the pharmacy. Please call your doctor to advise him or her of your situation. ...Read more
A follow up i was taking 300 mgs of Effexor (venlafaxine) I have lost 80 pounds not due to the drug but instead of having more energy I have less. Doc is lowering to 225mgs experiment he thinks 300mgs is sapping me?
No EnergyWt.Loss Dx: Low energy (asthenia) is a side effect found in greater than 10% of people taking venlafaxine. Weight loss occurs in 1-6% of people taking this medication. So it is possible that the drug is causative. However, an 80 lb weight loss and no energy is significant enough to warrant a doctor to look for other medical concerns that could be causing these sympotms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause me to test positive on a drug test? I have been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for 3 years.
Is there another drug that I can be switched to from Effexor (venlafaxine) XR without going through withdrawal that I have read about on line. ?
Yes.: Switching from effexor (venlafaxine) to another antidepressant is generally accomplished by doing a "cross taper" - starting the new med at a low dose and decreasing the effexor (venlafaxine) a bit with a gradual decline in the effexor (venlafaxine) and increase in the new med. This generally avoids any of the withdrawal effects. P.S. not all patients have withdrawal effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer