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How can Effexor (venlafaxine) XR be effective for anxiety if it increases adrenaline? One main anxiety symptom I have is tachycardia and ssri's didn't help.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Propranolol

If Effexor (venlafaxine) isn't helping you, fire it and try something else.
Propranolol is very effective for blunting adrenaline triggered tachyardia. The dose ranges from 60 to 240 mg daily and can be given as a single long-acting capsule.

In brief: Propranolol

If Effexor (venlafaxine) isn't helping you, fire it and try something else.
Propranolol is very effective for blunting adrenaline triggered tachyardia. The dose ranges from 60 to 240 mg daily and can be given as a single long-acting capsule.
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