Effexor xr dosage range

Common Questions and Answers about Effexor xr dosage range


Avatar n tn I have found alot of contradicting information concerning effexor xr. This is the first medicine I have been on and would like to know different side effects and things that I should know about this med. She really didn't give me alot of information just told me to take it 1 a day started me on 37.5mg and I just started 75mg. I really haven't felt different a little spacey sometimes but that is it.
Avatar m tn I have Bipolar and have been recently taking Lithium Carbonate, Effexor XR, Geodon, and Klonopin. My psychatrist has been lowering my Effexor dose over the last few months. And I have been having issues with some dizziness with each decrease in dose. A little over two weeks ago, I took my last Effexor dose. Since then I've been having problems with severe vertigo, nausea, and "brain zaps.
Avatar n tn I was 16 when I was put on Effexor XR. Depression started when I was 11, and I had been on other ANTIdepressents. I must say the worlds view on antidepressents is REALLY messed up. I might jump all over the board when I say this but I STRONGLY advise anyone against taking Effexor as a drug to ease the pain of life. Yes its a great drug when you first start and everything seems to fall into place. However I am now 20 years old, and I have decided on my own to stop taking this horrible drug.
Avatar n tn I am on Effexor extended release at 300mg per day. I was at 150 for a few months and I felt better but I was still having break through anxiety and depression. My doctor decided to try double the dose first and within 2 weeks I felt great. I am doing wonderful now and I hardly take the Ativan. I would talk with your doctor on either trying a higher dose or adding a benzodiazepine with the Effexor, such as Ativan.
Avatar n tn FYI- i too am a Effexor XR past user and thyroid issue person as well. Took Effexor XR from November 2005-November 2006. After a NIGHTMARE of a time weaning off it.....within weeks i began to notice something was wrong with me...i suddenly began gaining a ton of weight, felt ill and was generally "not well". January 2007 my doctor found a large lump on my thyroid. Turned out to be a tumor....lost half my thyroid. Could be just coincidence......or maybe not.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR for 3 1/2 years following a hysterectomy. I have no energy (VERY tired all the time!), no sex drive (NONE!), & have gained lots of weight (about 35 pounds!). All medicines affect people different ways. This is the way Effexor affected me!
Avatar n tn Hi, I will like to find out if someone out there have or heard of my withdrawals proccess. I stoped taking effexor xr (was taking 75mg for 2 years and then just taper off to 37.5 for 1 week)in Feb 17. I did not have any withdrawal symptons right away. My symptons started almost 1 month to be exact (March 19). This was the same with paxil about 3 years ago (stopped taking 20 mg cold turkey. My doctor says that I probably have a very slow metabolism.
Avatar m tn I take 300 mg of Effexor XR, which is a high dose. It's been decreased from 375 mg. The recommended highest dose by the manufacturer is 225 mg. My doctor just added Wellbutrin to my regimen, so I'm hoping I can lower my Effexor XR even more. I do believe (and I'm not a physician) that 450 mg of Effexor is way too high a dose. If you brother is having suicidal thoughts, does his doctor know about this?
Avatar n tn Finding this site has been the biggest blessing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been on Effexor XR for 4 yrs. Before I started this drug I wieghed 95lbs. at 5'2". I never had to exercise or watch what I ate! As time went on the wieght grad. went up! I've always been praised on how small I was and how pretty. This has been really hard! Almost a yr. ago I went off the pill thinking this might be why I've gained so much wieght, but after 8 months nothing happend so I went back on it! This past Jan.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR 150mg for over 2 years now, and have decided that it is time to come off of it. It worked wonderfully for my anxiety/depression, and the only lasting side effect I had, was when I took my daily capsule later than usual. I have heard the sensation described as brain shivers and they were hideous! The weight gain, however, is more than I can bear!
Avatar f tn The Effexor will pick up where the lexapro leaves off and thus her occurance of any withdrawl from the lexapro discontinuation should be mild. 150Mgs a day of Effexor is not an unusually high dosage. Effective Dosages for Effexor range between 75 to as much as 375Mgs a day depending on the person. In fact some people even find effectiveness as high as 450Mgs a day. Some (very few) people claim to get effectiveness at 37.
673186 tn?1225987525 SSRI's are not a good bet for the constant exhaustion and fatuge symptoms of this kind of depression. Have you tried Effexor XR? I had a damn good 4 years of total effectiveness with Effexor XR. It has a more (pick you up) sort of property to it than many other medications. Skip the Cymbalta. Yes, it is also an SNRI like Effexor XR, but I and countless others have found it to be much less effective. There is a reason Effexor XR makes Weith 3.5 Billion per year...."Because it works.
Avatar m tn 5 mg Effexor to Teva and now to Viepax. These are the standard release tablets not XL or XR. I sometimes feel that it makes a difference when I do change but could be more psycho sematic. Are these brands the same tablet or does it make a difference?
Avatar m tn Hello there, I just finished reading your comments. I know that Effexor is an antidepressant. I used to take it myself at one point in my life but the side effects of Effexor were uncomfortable for me and I requested that I be given a new medication and I was and that one works better for me. A family member of mine is on Effexor and it works fine for her. Anyway, you're asking about the drug Mirtazapine. I am looking at a book of mine as a resource.
1166402 tn?1303850656 After that if your still not feeling any better then your P-doc is going to have to switch you to another antidepressant (an SNRI in my opinion) Effexor XR maybe. Effexor XR is the number one selling antidepressant in the US. Mostly because it often works when other drugs fail to produce a response. Pristiq and Cymbalta are also SNRI's, but neither did nothing for me except Cymbalta made me worse. Some folks like the Cymbalta, but the majority go with Effexor XR.
Avatar f tn Can Cymbalta be changed directly to Effexor XR without tapering when poop out occurs on Cymbalta?
1110049 tn?1409405744 You may find that you require a much higher dosage. Effexor XR doesn't even produce Norephinepherine effects in the brain below the 225Mg mark. Below 225 your simply taking a weak SSRI.
Avatar n tn I take thyroid meds and Effexor XR. When I started the Effexor XR my thyroid was imbalanced. Then my doc would adjust my thyroid medication accordingly and all was well until he increased the strength of the Effexor XR, then we started all over again. I just thought maybe this bit of info might be helpful to you. Your hubby's doc may want to work on the depression first, then adjust the thyroid meds accordingly.
3244521 tn?1346864734 6 mo. ago, I was diagnosed with T2 Diabetes. There's no history of it in my family. I'm 23 and have 1 child. I'm very active I run 3-5 miles a day . I do have asthma controlled, by albuteral inhalers, and Qvar steriod inhalers, aswell as taking Singulair each day. I also have Dysthymic which I take Effexor XR 150mg each day. I'm 4'10" & 98 lbs. I'm a strict Vegetarian.
Avatar f tn it only last a few years for most people I talk to. I then went to Effexor XR and it was great. I bounced right back to myself at 225Mgs a day. The Effexor also stopped working, but I got a good 4 years out of it after I bumped it up to 300Mgs a day. It's a good 2nd line drug when SSRI's poop out.
Avatar n tn ) Here's the problem Tommy22, I never increased my dosage of Adderall at all after I established what was the correct dosage that worked for me. 10 m.g. XR and 20 m.g. XR never worked for me since day number 1, ever since the first day that I ever tried Adderall. In your particular case, you are now considering whether to increase your dosage, and while I do not mean to suggest that you should not, you may want to consider where this road will eventually lead.
Avatar n tn Hi all. I have been taking Effexor xr 150mg for 6 months and have been on clonazepam 0.5mgx2 daily for about a year to treat anxiety/panic attacks and some depression. I generally skip my bedtime dose of clonazepam, but take one every morning. I just recently moved and as a result(new job etc...), have had a increased amount of anxiety symptoms. I found a new doctor in my area who suggested I slowly wean myself of of clonazepam at my own pace and then eventually the effexor.
3581773 tn?1349125510 I have been prescribed Effexor 37.5mg for my anxiety and depression issues. I have pretty bad social anxiety which really limits my daily life...leading to my depression. I have never been on any real medicine like this and I am very nervous about starting it. I am afraid of the side effects mainly. I have also opted to go for the generic brand because I currently do not have insurance coverage. I have "Teva-Venlafaxine XR 37.5mg" tablets and I plan on starting them in a few days.
Avatar n tn That I way I can quit wondering if there is something better. Effexor XR I took it for 3 months and gained weight very fast. Not good for the self image. I felt great with Lexapro, It didn't cause me to gain much more weight. It didn't get rid of the repetitive thoughts or the mood swings. Hope this helps! And I hope I don't gain weight. I get really stressed and binge. I am hopeing that Paxil will help that.
Avatar n tn I have seen a psychiatrist recently, who was really no help, I cannot tolerate SSRIs (tried prozac, lexapro, celexa and zoloft), but can tolerate and take the SNRI Effexor XR, but only at 37.5mg, I cannot go up. Would an TCA be helpful for this type of anxiety? Buspar didnt work for me. Also, I have had many medical checks, full blood work, MRIs of the brain ect--all normal.
Avatar n tn I am also on birth control, Relpax (for onset of migraines), Effexor XR. I have been to the best dr's in the city of Pgh. I have even traveled outside of the city to get other opinions. NOt only do I have migraines, but I also get daily headaches, which most of the time, by late afternoon, turn into a migraine. I am on 100mg of Topomax. I literally have tried every medication on the market - from Nortiptolene, Midrin, Fiorinal, Inderol, Paxil, Tegretol, Celebrex, etc..you name it.
Avatar n tn So, if you can get some Effexor and let yourself run completely out of tramadol then start Effexor the next day maybe you can stay "stopped". If you can taper off, that would be even better but I just can't. If tramadol is around I take it all! You wondered about long term effects, I have heard that if you use tramadol in an abuse long term manner as I have (and will again no doubt) it can cause fybromyalgia which would be an additional burdon.
Avatar n tn I have been on effexor for about a year-started on 75mg and now taking max dose of 225mg. I gained 59 lbs since being on the pills and now I am curious if this could be related. I am retaining a TON of water weight (pitting edema) I started the B6/B12 combo shots Monday and 3000mg of Vitamin C..I go today to get weighed. I did feel a burst of energy after the first shot, also difficulty sleeping...anyone have any of these experiences?
620923 tn?1452919248 I tried it before I was diagnosed with Chiari, though ... tramadol helped a little initially, but I built up a tolerance fast, and upping the dosage also increased the drowsiness. What is the point of feeling better if you just want to SLEEP, ya know? then it just started having no effect but the side effects and I quit it.
Avatar n tn Thanks in advance for any help.... I am 26 years old. For the past 7 years I have struggled with anxiety, depression, insomnia, irratibility, manicness, mood swings, inconsistency, etc. etc. etc. Life has been one hell of a roller coaster, but in this time I have managed to graduate college and an MBA, secure and maintain a well-paying and fulfilling business career and marry the love of my life (and hang on to her thus far).