I have just started taking Effexor XR 75 mg for panic disorder for seven days. I felt so sedating, I cannot even get out of my bed. I really want to give it a chance, but this is too much for me. Will this go away? Should I change the medicines? What should I do? I do not want to give up.
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Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) can be quite sedating in few cases in which you have the following options.
1. If you are taking this medicine in the morning time, then it is advisable to use it at bed time.
2. Take the plain preparation of Effexor rather than XR, if the sedation problem continues in the morning after taking your medication at bed time.
3. If these two strategies are not effective, then it is advisable to reduce the dose to 37.5 mg a day and wait for four days before you switch back to 75 mg.
I hope this helps.
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