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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

Unkown: The mechanism of action is unknown. Studies however do show a significant reduction in frequency of hot flushes (55%) while there is very little effect on severity. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause, severe depression and anxiety?

Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause, severe depression and anxiety?

Yes, no problem: You can take these medicines together. There is no interactions or any other serious concerns, convenience is what matters. ...Read more

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How to quit effexor (venlafaxine)?

How to quit effexor (venlafaxine)?

Common: Commonly can cause discontinuation syndrome. Best to come off of it slowly. Discuss this option with your physician as stopping it abruptly can lead to discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine 75mg (effexor) side effect?

Venlafaxine 75mg (effexor) side effect?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Like many antidepressants may cause weight gain, fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Usually mild if at all and tremendous benefits in treating depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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Side effects for effexor (venlafaxine)?

There are more: Potential side effects than can be listed in 400 characters or less. Please see:

http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/effexor-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

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Side effects of being on venlafaxine (effexor)?

Mostly gi: Remember not everyone gets side effects and most go away with time on the med. Initially stomach ache, diarhea or constipation is common but is less with xr. Sexual side effects of delayed orgasm and low libido are dose related. Some gain wt if not careful with diet. Major complaints come from missing doses including dizzines and electric shocks which goes away with taking missed dose. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Long term side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression and anxiety. The most common are headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, blureed vision and withdrawals if tapered off too quickly.
The best advice is to call your doctor for medical advice about side effects, if concerned. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) lead to claustrophobia?

Short term: Serotonin antidepressants are effective in treating many forms of anxiety, however these medications (perhaps venlafaxine (effexor) and duloxetine (cymbalta) in particular) are associated with temporary increases in anxiety while your brain adapts to the medications. ...Read more

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Can I take 5-HTP along with Effexor (venlafaxine)?

Bad idea!: This combo has a fairly high risk for a very bad problem known as serotonin syndrome. Talk to your Dr. Don't start to take them on your own but if they've been prescribed and you've already started, don't just stop cold turkey. Get to a Dr as soon as possible to help correct this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take chantix with effexor (venlafaxine).

Is it ok to take chantix with effexor (venlafaxine).

Okay but....: It is okay to take them together but you need to be aware that chantix can have a number of psychiatric side effects including a worsening of depression and even suicidal feelings. Please be aware of this and if you start having any new psychiatric symptoms please stop the chantix and see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine) on my own?

Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine) on my own?

Yes, but...: Be aware of the discontinuation syndrome: increased irritability, malaise, strange sensations when turning your head, electric shock sensations down the neck or back, lightheadedness. Taper the dose very slowly. Better yet, recruit the prescriber who put you on it to help you decide whether to get off it and to help you get off it if the two of you believe it is in your best interest. ...Read more

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Help please! Is Effexor (venlafaxine) good for panic?

YES IN PART: Effexor (venlafaxine) will help control anxiety and depression, may be hard to titrate off, must be at a dose that actually has the desired effect. But it isn't likely to cure it panic problem. Psychotherapy is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

What are the tests for Effexor (venlafaxine) overdose?

Vital signs. Lab: A physical exam, check blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature and ekg. Blood tests to measure serum level of effexor (venlafaxine). Mental status examination. Psychiatric evaluation and suicide risk assessment. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) kill me? Is it secure enought?

Use as directed: Effexor/venlafaxine when taken according to the directions will help you with some possible side effects. It will not kill you. Of course if you feel untoward effects, let your doctor know. Now any medication or substance taken in high enough quantities can kill you. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

Long list in 5%: Physical symptoms hypertension, dizziness, headache, agitation which can ease with time--but interaction with other drugs cause serotonin syndrome and there is other symptoms due to withdrawal---ask your doctor, need follow up. ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Work with your doctor on plan to gradually taper and monitor for withdrawal or recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more