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As i gradually weaned off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and took Prozac to decreased Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, my sleep hasnt been the same and i get aggravated, what is this?

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Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: More data needed

Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on more neurotransmitters than prozac.
Also depending upon the dose of the Effexor (venlafaxine) xr perhaps it was tapered too fast and or the dose of Prozac was not high enough. In either event you need to discuss it with you doc. Often their are other temporary medications that can be taken prn to get you through the switch over phase. Also the time of day that you take the meds is important.

In brief: More data needed

Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on more neurotransmitters than prozac.
Also depending upon the dose of the Effexor (venlafaxine) xr perhaps it was tapered too fast and or the dose of Prozac was not high enough. In either event you need to discuss it with you doc. Often their are other temporary medications that can be taken prn to get you through the switch over phase. Also the time of day that you take the meds is important.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NEW MEDICATION?

Not clear as to whether you now are on a new medication or no medication? Also not sure how quickly you did the taper. If off all medications may need something for sleep if this is the primary issue or may need another antidepressant.
Also, how high a dose was the Effexor (venlafaxine) and how quick was the taper?

In brief: NEW MEDICATION?

Not clear as to whether you now are on a new medication or no medication? Also not sure how quickly you did the taper. If off all medications may need something for sleep if this is the primary issue or may need another antidepressant.
Also, how high a dose was the Effexor (venlafaxine) and how quick was the taper?
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Herbert Popolow
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mild stimulant

Prozac (fluoxetine) can have mild stimulant effects which may interfere with your sleep.
Increased irritability may also occur. Tell your doctor about these possible side effects of taking prozac (fluoxetine).

In brief: Mild stimulant

Prozac (fluoxetine) can have mild stimulant effects which may interfere with your sleep.
Increased irritability may also occur. Tell your doctor about these possible side effects of taking prozac (fluoxetine).
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Dr. Herbert Popolow
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