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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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Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

I am not: Trying to discount the beneficial effects of many herbal remedies however, my opinion only, you are taking far too many of these preparations and seem to be on mostly PSYCHO-ACTIVE drugs. ..a frank discussion with your Primary Care Physician re: your present condition and perhaps a consultation with a PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST is indicated!
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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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Please tell me can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause diabetes?

Please tell me can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause diabetes?

Unlikely: Anti-psychotics more likely to do so- mainly as they increase appetite, then weight

anti-depressants as effexor (venlafaxine) much less likely to do that ...Read more

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Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor). What can I expect?

Ssri withdrawal: You can read on the internet all horrible things about withdrawal but it can be done safely and with minimal problem. Abruptly stopping the med can lead to flu-like symptoms as early as the next day and lasting for weeks. Also electric shock sensation or 'brain zaps'. None are life threatening or serious but unpleasant. When someone is in remission the symptoms are minor, see cont. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

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What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Not too pleasant, especially hot flashes & heart racing with stomach upset & dizziness. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

What are some of the side effects of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Some potential side effects with Effexor (venlafaxine) include high blood pressure, headache, blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, decreased libido, dry mouth, ^ anxiety, increased sweating, dizziness, unusual dreams, tremor, insomnia, fatigue, depression, somnolence, paresthesias, abdominal pain, gas, flu-like symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150 mg?

Nausea and headache: There are of course many potential side effects of any medicine (hence the very thick handouts you get from drug stores). Generally the main adverse effects of venlafaxine (effexor) are short term increases in nausea, headache, and sometimes a transient increase in agitation or insomnia. These generally improve over just a few days. ...Read more

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How long do aches last when coming off effexor (venlafaxine)?

Depends: Abrupt stopping from a high dose can last longer. Most withdrawal symptoms last about 3 - 7 days. ...Read more

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Side effects with Effexor (venlafaxine) how long do they last?

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Effexor (venlafaxine): Most subside within 1-2 weeks, depending on dose. ...Read more

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How do I go about tapering off of 37.5 effexor (venlafaxine)?

Try every other day: This is such a small dose, you may be able to simply stop. But if that produces withdrawal symptoms, you could try every other day for 7-10 days. I've also occasionally given one dose of Prozac for patients having trouble getting off low dose Effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

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