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Why do I need an ECG before increase venlafaxine?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
In brief: Not sure
I don't routinely do ECG at the initiation of venlafaxine or increasing it.
Venlafaxine is known to minimally affect one's blood pressure with an upward trend, but that affect is so insignificant that i would not bother with an ECG unless you have a severe heart disease that might be significantly affected by it.

In brief: Not sure
I don't routinely do ECG at the initiation of venlafaxine or increasing it.
Venlafaxine is known to minimally affect one's blood pressure with an upward trend, but that affect is so insignificant that i would not bother with an ECG unless you have a severe heart disease that might be significantly affected by it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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