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Can ativan help with the side effects when you start taking effexor (venlafaxine)?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Depends on side effects, Ativan (lorazepam) helps with agitation & irritability.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Depends on side effects, Ativan (lorazepam) helps with agitation & irritability.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
Some people experience an increase in anxiety with starting effexor (venlafaxine).
Other solutions could be starting with a smaller dose, taking Effexor (venlafaxine) with regular pudding or yogurt to delay stomach emptying or try something other than effexor (venlafaxine). Ativan can also be an alternative, but it should only be taken for a short time.

In brief: Yes
Some people experience an increase in anxiety with starting effexor (venlafaxine).
Other solutions could be starting with a smaller dose, taking Effexor (venlafaxine) with regular pudding or yogurt to delay stomach emptying or try something other than effexor (venlafaxine). Ativan can also be an alternative, but it should only be taken for a short time.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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