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

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Please tell me what can ease Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdraw?

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?

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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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more

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Have you taken Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and felt the effects almost immediately?

Yes: Some patients say they have felt a benefit the first day they take a medication. That is likely due to the placebo effect and not the medication itself.You will notice side effects immediately.Depending on the side effect of the medication it can be beneficial, such as having more energy or sleepng better. The medication needs to build up in your system over a few weeks to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more

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What are some differences between Effexor (venlafaxine) and Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

Effexor (venlafaxine): The xr form is extended release and given once a day, somewhat better tolerated than the regular release as far as effect on stomach. ...Read more

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What is an effective "add on" to Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225 mg to help improve mood?

What is an effective "add on" to Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 225 mg to help improve mood?

Augmentation meds.: Good choices to augment an antidepressant like Venlafaxine, would be Wellbutrin, or one of the newer atypical antipsychotics. Rexulti, Abilify, (aripiprazole) or Seroquel XR, are good examples. However, these should be chosen carefully since they may have serious side effects like weight gain, hypertension and risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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How long should the discontinuation symptoms of stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) XR last?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose & length of time on effexor, (venlafaxine) as well as if other meds. Are used during washout phase, usually few weeks. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will I have withdrawls with 75 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) xr?

It depends: Lots of people can stop that dose 'cold turkey' . Others may have to cut the dose down slowly of a few months. Most people fall in the middle. That is not a high dose, so it should not be too bad. ...Read more

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What side affects can I expect from upping my dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR from 150mg to 225mg? It's my second day

What side affects can I expect from upping my dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR from 150mg to 225mg? It's my second day

Like the begin: If u remember the way u felt the 1st few days/wks of starting effexor (venlafaxine)?, every time you go up on your dose, these symptoms/ feelings can recur. The worst side effect is if you feel more depressed and become suicidal.Seek medical help asap . Most mild s.E. Pass after a few days...If not, return to your prescribing doctor to discus. ...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