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What to do if I have weird side effects from normal dose of 300mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

What to do if I have weird side effects from normal dose of 300mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

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

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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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I've been experiencing weird side effects from normal dose of 300mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

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I've been experiencing weird side effects from normal dose of 300mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Gi upset, headache, tremors, elevation of blood pressure, all are dose-dependent. Please elaborate on what side effects you are having. Thanks. ...Read more

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New refill of Effexor (venlafaxine) is xr; old bottle was not xr. Same dose (75mg) Can this increase anxiety/side effects temporarily?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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Side effects for effexor (venlafaxine)?

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)?

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

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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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?

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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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 long until side effects stop with Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg?

Days: 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

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Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) and intense side effects?

Maybe: 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

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When will the side effects kick in when taking Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

Early: Side effects with most antidepressants, including effexor, (venlafaxine) occur early (in the first few days after a dose increase) whereas the benefits often take weeks to show up. ...Read more

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I take 300mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and was wondering if I am having some side effects?

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

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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

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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

Effexor (Definition)

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