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Will having Fluoxetine with Venlafaxine lift depression?

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Published At November 17, 2018
Reviewed AtSeptember 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Will having 20 mg Fluoxetine added to my existing 375 mg of Venlafaxine help to lift my depression? I had recurring depression since 17 and have been on Venlafaxine for 12 years.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Venlafaxine is a very good anti-depressant. It has given you excellent results for 12 years but if the problem is increasing then there might be some issues like hormonal imbalance, psychosocial problems, substance abuse, etc. We need details on that. At times, addressing the issues will solve the problem. But if still persist instead of Fluoxetine I would like to add some other medicine. All psychiatrists may have different opinions. It may or may not help.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Patidar
Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatry

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