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Side Effects Of High Doses Of Effexor
Tell your dr.: You should report them to the prescribing physician. If you have experienced good efficacy and relief of your symptoms w/ the med, then you may need a gradual dose reduction of the effexor (venlafaxine). If they continue to be intolerable, then a change to a different antidepressant may be needed. ...Read more
New refill of Effexor (venlafaxine) is xr; old bottle was not xr. Same dose (75mg) Can this increase anxiety/side effects temporarily?
Possibly: A switch from regular to XR can make a difference in terms of benefit and possible adverse effects. Talk with your pharmacy and/or physician to get this straightened out. Plenty of people do fine with this kind of change, but since you are noticing a change, you need to get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have only taken Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1 week low dose 37.5mg side effects are driving me crazy can I just stop taking it or do I have to wein off?
Depression, Effexor (venlafaxine):
I understand your discomfort.
Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication for treatment of depression.
37.5 mg./day is low dose for treatment of depression.
Please see your psychiatrist for present symptoms, Effexor (venlafaxine) effects and treatment including psychotherapy. ...Read more
I'm taking 150 mg of Effexor-XR for GAD. Anxiety & nervousness are listed as common side-effects. Tense now: side-effect (lower dose) or increase it?
Normal dose: As you mentioned, this is a side effect that can occur with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR. Generally, these side effects are transient and go away after a few days. However, this dose is generally achieved after a 1-2 week titration period. Best bet is to call the prescribing doctor and tell them what's happening since they know your history. If manageable, try to stick with it for a few more days. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effexor (venlafaxine): Most subside within 1-2 weeks, depending on dose. ...Read more
The half life (how long it takes for half of the drug to be metabolized) of the parent compound is 5 hours and the active metabolite is 11 hours.
It takes about 5 half lives for the drug to be fully metabolized. Thus it should be less than 3 days before the drug is completely metabolized and thus the effects to be gone. I hope this helps. ...Read more
You'd need to be more specific. EARLY side effects can be sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia OR sleepiness, anxiety.
WITHDRAWAL effects if stopped suddenly can be sedation, mood swings, headaches, muscle cramps or heaviness in limbs.
Then there's POSSIBLE but UNLIKELY serotonin syndrome with fever, delirium, stiffness and poss death.
THATs big one, others milder ...Read more
Hard to know: Can't really answer the question without knowing what symptoms or possible side effects you are experiencing. Also, usually the question of whether physical symptoms are side effects or not also depends on timing (when did the symptoms start and what is the relationship to any changes in medication dose). ...Read more
Stopped taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR Sat due to side effects. How long until it is out of my system?
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR:
I understand your discomfort of going through side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR.
It is about 6-7 days now. If you have not had Withdrawal symptoms Realize Healing powers of your Body.
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR may last up to 7 days until it leaves your system.
You have gone through so many stresses in life, seeing a Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Depression, and Monitoring of any withdrawals will be beneficial. ...Read more
I cannot tolerate side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150mg despite 2, 5 months. May I take it 2 times a day as 75mg?
Re-visit: With your doctor to review the reasons you are taking and the appropriate way to step down the dosage. Keep in mind it may not be effective at the lower dose and you may want to entertain a trial of another without as many side effects. ...Read more
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