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Discontinuation Of Venlafaxine

Discontinuing Venlafaxine can cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, irritability, vomiting, nightmares, and headache. To avoid having this, you need to consult with your doctor for tapering the dose gradually. A short-acting Venlafaxine can be tapered with a 75 mg of dose reduction. It can be followed for four days. Then subsequent reduction of 25 mg can be followed for five to seven days. After taking a final dose of 25 mg, it can be stopped.

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I suddenly stopped taking Venlafaxine for my anxiety which has led to withdrawal symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from anxiety, ever since I was young. My anxiety comes in the form of severe nausea, dizziness, hot and cold sweats, and extreme fear of throwing up. I have been taking the drug Venlafaxine for the same, and I suffer from withdrawal symptoms. I have started losing control. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You have been smoking marijuana which may be the cause of your anxiety. Sudden discontinuation of Venlafaxine (antidepressant) can cause withdrawal symptoms. It is better for you to be compliant with your m...  Read Full »

When will dizziness and brain zaps stop after discontinuing Venlafaxine?

Query: Dear doctor, I have stopped taking my medications, Effexor 75 mg for a few days. I am wondering when my dizziness and brain zaps would stop.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sudden discontinuation of Venlafaxine (Effexor) particularly seemed to cause discontinuation symptoms during the first three to seven days. Ideally, it should not be stopped abruptly. It should rather be decreased sequentially over two to three weeks. And, another ...  Read Full »

I wish to wean Veniz without withdrawal symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. Currently, I am taking 225 mg Veniz XR for depression. I am taking it for the past 6 years. My problem is ED. For the past one year, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. Please suggest me some medicine. I am unmarried. Can I use Sildenafil for one night stan...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, drugs like Sildenafil or Tadalafil can be used on SOS basis (as and when required). These drugs if used about half to one hour before intercourse can help to improve the erection and will make hard erection.Veniz XR (Venlafaxine) can increase adrenergic output and...  Read Full »

Can Fluoxetine be tried instead of Venlor XR?

Query: Hello doctor, I tried Venlor XR 75 mg during the night and got very poor result for put me to sleep. I tried to take it only in the morning and that too resulted in me being very sleepy. Can I try Fluoxetine? Or any other alternative medicines like ayurveda? Can I take St.John's wort or 5-HTP? I wou...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like you to continue Venlor XR (Venlafaxine) 75 mg at night, as there is response to this medication in terms of improved depressive symptoms. It was advised to increase the dose by taking 37.5 mg in morning and 75 mg at night. However, you continue taking Venl...  Read Full »

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