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What to do if you miss a dose of Effexor?

What to do if you miss a dose of Effexor?

People who take Effexor (venlafaxine) in the morning and realize at noon they missed a dose, simply take it right then. But if they only realize they missed a dose until the next day, they just skip it (the missed dose) and resume 75 mg once a day. Talk to the person who prescribed it.

How often should I increase my Effexor dose?

See below: 75 mg is a common starting dose of effexor, ( venlafaxine) and it is common to increase the dose by 75 mg/day every 4 to 7 days as necessary. People who take Effexor (venlafaxine) in the morning and realize at noon they missed a dose, simply take it right then.

Why did I feel dizzy after 2 days of Effexor XR?

I am on 150mg Effexor Xr, and take 75mg 2x a day. I did not take it for 2 days due to BS insurance reasons. I felt completely dizzy and off balance for those 2 days. Could not figure out why.

How long does Effexor stay in your system?

It will stay in your system for 14 days, but I can attest to the fact that I feel significant side effects from missing a dose by as little as 5 hours. Effexor does not stay in your system for 14 days. It stays in your system less than 36 hours.

Is the drug Effexor XR safe for children?

The FDA has approved Effexor XR for the treatment of major depression and social anxiety disorder in adults. But the drug has not been approved for use in children, and Wyeth says its safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents has not been established.

When was the warning issued for kids taking Effexor?

Warning Issued For Kids Taking Effexor Use of Antidepressants for Childhood Depression Under Scrutiny By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on September 04, 2003 From the WebMD Archives Sept. 4]

How often should I taper my Effexor dose?

To avoid this, you should work with your doctor to taper your Effexor dose over a month or more. For short-acting venlafaxine, a sample taper includes a 75 mg dose reduction every four days and a subsequent 25 mg dose reduction every 5 to 7 days for a final dose of 25–50 mg. Generally, the drug can be discontinued at that time.

What happens when you increase Effexor XR to 75mg?

I tolerated the dose well so I went up to 75 mlgs of Effexor XR and for half a day felt alot of tension in my chest area but just went with it and it went away. The second day I woke up feeling better but also a bit anxious, all of these are side effect symptoms one can feel that do go away, including yours.

What happens when you miss a day of Effexor?

In my experience you’ll start feeling a little depressed on the 2nd or 3rd day of not taking it. The depression got a little bit more each day and the depression will get worse and worse. If someone looked at me wrong I would cry. I’m wondering if I double up on it for a day or 2, will that help me get out of this funk???

The FDA has approved Effexor XR for the treatment of major depression and social anxiety disorder in adults. But the drug has not been approved for use in children, and Wyeth says its safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents has not been established.