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Effexor Once Or Twice A Day?


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#1 anxiety81

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

Hello all

I was being weaned off effexor until I reached 37.5mg and now I have been put back up to the 75mg as I had a rebound from coming off the med.
my doc said I could take 37.5 in the morning and then 37.5mg in the evening. It is the XR dosage... She also said I could do just 75mg at night.
What does everyone else do? does anyone else like one way over another?
any help or advice would be great
thanks

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:32 PM

Hi anxiety81,

Depending on what (if any) side effects you get, it usually doesn't matter. Sometimes people may get a little restless, so it can be taken in the morning.

The XR version is meant to be once a day, so it really doesn't matter if the dose is split, or if you take it all at once.

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#3 anxiety81

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:08 PM

Probably best to stick to once a day. I am use to taking it at night. I took a 37.5mg extra as instructed by my doctor today. Now i was on 37.5mg for over 3 weeks now and just went back up today to 75mg. I can't remember but did anyone notice when they went up a dose that the brain zaps and anxiety went a little bit but that they were zombie like.
After taking the 37.5mg today... in a couple of hours i was just staring at stuff. NO FEELINGS at all.... just Blah
not depressed and not happy and not anxious?
Anyone else get this with a dosage increase? Is it going to be like when i started. Take a few weeks to work ?

Thanks for any help




Hi anxiety81,

Depending on what (if any) side effects you get, it usually doesn't matter. Sometimes people may get a little restless, so it can be taken in the morning.

The XR version is meant to be once a day, so it really doesn't matter if the dose is split, or if you take it all at once.

Best wishes
Hircon






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