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List of side effects of 300mg of venlafaxine hydrochloride? Should I be worried?

List of side effects of 300mg of venlafaxine hydrochloride? Should I be worried?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Attached in the comments section is a link with an overview of Effexor, (venlafaxine) including potential side effects to watch for. In general if you are communicating and working closely with your provider there is not much to worry about. Would also encourage you to discuss concerns and inquire about why this medication was chosen over others with the provider as you feel appropriate. ...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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Will I be able to drink while taking Effexor xr/ venlafaxine hydrochloride/ snri anti-depressant?

Will I be able to drink while taking Effexor xr/ venlafaxine hydrochloride/ snri anti-depressant?

Alcohol and meds: Alcohol is a CNS depressant and can itself cause or worsen depression of which the meds listed are prescribed to treat. It's sort of like a dog running in circles trying to chase its tail. Hope this helps. If I were trying to get better then I wouldn't do anything that could impede my progress. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Why does Valafaxine Hydrochloride make ejaculation and orgasm difficult in men?What does it do in the brain to cause these problems? New user curious.

Why does Valafaxine Hydrochloride make ejaculation and orgasm difficult in men?What does it do in the brain to cause these problems? New user curious.

Serotonin: Sexual dysfunction with medications like venlafexine is common. The cause is the blockage of the reuptake of serotonin between nerve cells. The symptoms aren't due to impact on the brain, it's the way serotonin is affected in the male genitals. It can blunt sensation, making ejaculation difficult. Talk to the prescribing doctor about this troublesome side effect. ...Read more

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Was on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) but switched to Effexor. Is it still safe to take prochlorperazine for my occasional nausea?

Was on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) but switched to Effexor. Is it still safe to take prochlorperazine for my occasional nausea?

Effexor (venlafaxine) effects: Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication for treatment of Depression. Prochlorperazine can have many side effects. Using Prochlorperazine with Effexor (venlafaxine) can increase the risk of a rare irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening. For occasional nausea, take Ginger ale, 7Up or Gatorade. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects; and Therapy for stress ...Read more

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I have a very strong body odor. I am hiv+. I take suboxone, effexor, complera for hiv, vistaril, viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) ambien. It is affecting the people around me?

I have a very strong body odor. I am hiv+. I take suboxone, effexor, complera for hiv, vistaril, viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) ambien. It is affecting the people around me?

MOM may be helpful.: Suboxone, effexor, and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can all be contributing to excessive sweating that is the usual cause of body odor when the sweat interacts with skin bacteria. It is my understanding that a daily bath followed by dabbing a small amount of milk of magnesia (mom) under arms and on other high sweat areas often significantly helps. If any of the medications are stopped, a supervised taper is required. ...Read more

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I've been taking 150-225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20-30mg of Adderall for years. Any pros/cons with the right dosages? Complications?

I've been taking 150-225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20-30mg of Adderall for years. Any pros/cons with the right dosages? Complications?

Psychottopics: These meds can be taken together if they are managing your symptoms. There is slight risk of increase of bp.So i recommend checking your BP from time to time. ...Read more

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At what dosage does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR become cardiotoxic? Studies sayfor overdose 1000mg but what about 225mg-450mg that some folks take? Is that high enough

At what dosage does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR become cardiotoxic? Studies sayfor overdose 1000mg but what about 225mg-450mg that some folks take? Is that high enough

It's pretty safe.: They don't actually do controlled trials of overdoses in humans. Therefore the experience is based only on those who try suicide and they are not a reliable group. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/020699s059lbl.pdf 2.75 GRAM was slightly cardiotoxic, BUT 1) other drugs potentially interact 2) underlying heart disease will interact with it. ...Read more

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What would be the best dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) for ADHD ? 75 or 150 mg?

What would be the best dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) for ADHD ? 75 or 150 mg?

Though a small study: showed promise for Venlafaxine to have a 70% chance of reducing ADHD symptoms in adults, it's not FDA- approved for that use. It is prescribed to some adults with Anxiety Disorders & comorbid ADHD. Venlafaxine affects serotonin in low doses (75 mg/day), serotonin & norepinephrine at moderate doses (150-225 mg/day) & serotonin, norepinephrine, & dopamine in high doses (300- 375 mg/day) ...Read more

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I have hypersomnia since taking my dosage of Effexor 150mg and Lamictal 100mg. I'm mostly sure it is for the venlafaxine. What can I do? it helps too

Talk to your doctor : Sleep changes can occur as a side effect of some medications. Let your doctor know what you are experiencing. Your doctor may opt to shift your medicine to nighttime or change your medicine. ...Read more

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Low energy on 225 mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, my dosage was raised its my first week on 225. How can I raise my energy with supplements so i can start working out?

Low energy on 225 mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, my dosage was raised its my first week on 225. How can I raise my energy with supplements so i can start working out?

B-vitamins and ect: Check with you md 1st but you may consider supplements of b-vitamins such as a super b-complex. In addition you may consider taking panax ginseng which may help with your fatigue as well as improve athletic performance. If you decide to take these, monitor your BP and report significant elevations to your md I do wonder, which antihistamine are you taking and how often do you take it? ...Read more

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Is it safe to increase Effexor (venlafaxine) dosage without seeing the prescribing physician?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Nope. Your prescribing doctor needs to be made aware of any changes in medications. ...Read more

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Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed?

Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed?

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: I'm unsure if you mean you doubled up on your dose because you missed a previous one. Do not double up the next time you miss a dose. Continue with the regular dose at the next scheduled dosing time. Let your doctor know what you did and get some guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have depression and anxiety. My doctor put me on effexor, (venlafaxine) which is making me MORE anxious 3 weeks into a dosage increase. Will it eventually help?

I have depression and anxiety. My doctor put me on effexor, (venlafaxine) which is making me MORE anxious 3 weeks into a dosage increase. Will it eventually help?

Effexor (venlafaxine) & depression: Effexor (venlafaxine) is a stimulating antidepressant. It may worsen depression in the short term. It will help both depression and anxiety in the long term, over months. Be patient. ...Read more

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Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225mg could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed? No energy or motivation

Skipped period and increased dosage Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225mg could be making me feel unwell? Lethargic and depressed? No energy or motivation

See psychiatrist: You sound severely depresssed. Go and see somebody soon and do not adjust your dosage levels yourself. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more

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On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg, Can my doctor add Wellbutrin to help with depression and also the sexual side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine)? Dosage?

On Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg, Can my doctor add Wellbutrin to help with depression and also the sexual side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine)? Dosage?

They can: but a plan is needed and pills don't fix all problems. Remember that ! See if you can find what your issues are and find a good talk therapist. ...Read more

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Effexor (Definition)

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