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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


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How will taking venlafaxine affect you?

How will taking venlafaxine affect you?

Several ways: First, it's not a happy pill. It should not change your personality. At low doses, it helps with anxiety, rumination, and just letting go of problems more easily. At medium doses, it may help with energy. At higher doses, it can help someone enjoy things more and concentrate better.

Remember, it takes weeks to work though! ...Read more

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I had 14 venlafaxine am I gonna be okay?

I had 14 venlafaxine am I gonna be okay?

Did you deliberately: Take an overdose? I don't know if that was #14 25 mg tabs or up to 100 mg tabs. Please call poison control now. You should go to an er because overdosing on your medications is a serious issue. Don't drive yourself due to possibility of extreme sedation. ...Read more

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How long should venlafaxine take to work?

How long should venlafaxine take to work?

Venlafaxine: Like most antidepressants, 4-6 weeks to see full effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do I get off of effexor (venlafaxine)?

How do I get off of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Slowly: Best to be tapered off Effexor (venlafaxine) with supervision of a health provider. When almost to end dosing, often use brief Prozac bridge which helps you transition slowly off completely and avoid any obnoxious side effects at all.
You may notice nausea, dizziness, brain zaps, shivers, headaches, lack of focus, and flu like symptoms. Daily dose cut back 10% weekly-some take out granules and re-close! ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop taking venlafaxine?

Is it possible to stop taking venlafaxine?

Of course!: Venlafaxine (effexor) is an antidepressant/anti anxiety medication that is non-addictive and not habit-forming. Thus, it is absolutely possible to stop taking it. However, I have had many patients suffer "withdraw" symptoms (mild headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue) for a few days to several weeks after stopping it. Therefore, it's advisable to taper off instead--the slower the better. ...Read more

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Can you exercise on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor/Exercise: Yes you can, if no other limitations. ...Read more

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What should I expect from the venlafaxine?

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What should I expect from the venlafaxine?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Relief of depression after 3-4 weeks at optimum dose. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: venlafaxine?

Please describe the medication: venlafaxine?

Antidepressant: 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 want to stop medication. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Usually not: Usually it doesnt. For some it causes them to lose weight. Everyone reacts differently to medications so its possible but not likely to increase appetite. Discuss risks benefits concerns and side effects with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Venlafaxine: Effexor is a brand name for venlafaxine. Ask your pharmacist or prescribing medical provider to help clarify whatever the confusion is. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have grapefruit with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Can I have grapefruit with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes, but: Grapefruit juice can be problematic as it is sometimes made from the entire fruit (including the rind which contains a substance that may cause the blood level of Effexor (venlafaxine) to rise due to inhibition of a breakdown enzyme.) ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 1050mg of venlafaxine?

What would happen if I took 1050mg of venlafaxine?

(212) 673-3000: That is the number for the Samaritans suicide hotline. That amount of venlafaxine, or any of the newer antidepressants is highly unlikely to kill you, but it could hurt you and do a number of other harms. You are on this medication for depression, but are you in any form of psychotherapy? If not, you NEED to be! Please contact your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If the medication is doing this it should make you more productive. If not discuss this with your physician. He/she may need to change the dose or even the medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: effexor (venlafaxine)?

Depression/anxiety: Venlafaxine (effexor) is an snri (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) that is used for the treatment of depression; depression & anxiety; generalized anxiety disorder; & social anxiety. Effexor (venlafaxine) xr is sometimes used for panic disorders. It can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness. & hypertension. Seizures have been reported. Be careful not to discontinue it suddenly. ...Read more

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How quickly does venlafaxine start to work for pain?

It depends: One to three weeks but it depends on the dose. At a dose of 225 mg per day or more it enhances the descending pain inhibitory pathways by making more norepinephrine available at synaptic sites (communication points between nerve cells). ...Read more

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How long does it take to get off of 150mg of venlafaxine?

How long does it take to get off of 150mg of venlafaxine?

4 weeks: I like to do it gradually in order not to get discontinuation syndrome, I tapper velalafaxine by 37, 5 mg weekly. ..! that way it take by me 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Are you sensitive to the sun if on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Rare but possible: It is a rare side effect, but certainly a possibility. If you are sensitive to the sun, it would be best to wear sunscreen & reapply regularly. Also wear a hat and long, loose clothing. ...Read more

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Are Effexor (venlafaxine) and elaxine the same medication?

Elaxine: Elaxine is effexor-sr made by aspen company. Effexor is made by pfizer company & its generic name is venlafaxine. ...Read more

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What will 225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) do that 150mg won't?

Reduce depression: Some people with high tolerance to medications in general may need higher doses of a med. Such as Effexor (venlafaxine) to effectively manage their depression. In people such as those, raising the dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 150 mg. To 225 mg. Could mean the difference between still being somewhat depressed to having depression totally lifted. ...Read more

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Can I eat 1/2 grapefruit/ day if I am on 187.5 mg venlafaxine?

Yes but. . .: Your question was previously addressed here: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1487916-can-i-have-grapefruit-with-effexor. While grapefruit is known to affect liver's breakdown of many drugs, I found no mention of interaction at http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/venlafaxine.html. Drug-drug & drug-food question are best answered by your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist. ...Read more

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Does it matter when u take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (am or pm)?

AM: It is always am medication. But there are few person take at night time if they feel tired or drowsy during day time. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can ease Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdraw?

It needs to be: Slowly tapered under medical supervision. If you are starting another antidepressant - the two meds can often be cross titrated. ...Read more

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What is the ideal time to wein off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

Anytime: If you have talked to your provider and it is agreed that trying to ween off Effexor (venlafaxine) is the right thing to do there is no particular good time. However, when you do go off do not stop immediately, but take two weeks to reduce your dose. ...Read more

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Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Appetite and effexor (venlafaxine): You mean you have stopped taking Affexor?
While you were discontinuing the medication were you under medical supervision?
Or you did on your own, just one day decided to stop it jut like that.?
First option is OK, Second is VERY wrong.
I need to know your height and your weight, before passing a comment. I do not know the cause.
But may be good for you ...Read more

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How long will it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) to leave my system?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose you're on & how long you were on it. Roughly 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What are good ways to deal with withdraw from effexor (venlafaxine)?

What are good ways to deal with withdraw from effexor (venlafaxine)?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a snri. Effexor (venlafaxine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clears from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping. ...Read more

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How many hours need to be in between doses of effexor (venlafaxine)?

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Effexor (venlafaxine): 12 hours if regular, 24 hours if Effexor-XR. ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

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