Effexor dosage: What is an
usual starting Effexor dosage is usually 75 mg a day, divided into 2 or 3
smaller doses, usually taken with food. If necessary, your doctor may
gradually increase your daily Effexor dosage in steps of no more than 75 mg
at a time, up to maximum of 375 mg per day. If you have kidney or
liver disease or are taking other medications, your doctor may adjust your
Effexor dosage accordingly.
dosage (Effexor XR):
When used for either
depression or anxiety, the starting Effexor dosage is usually 75 mg once a day.
Some people, however, will begin with a dosage of 37.5 mg for the first 4 to 7
days. Your doctor may also increase your dosage of Effexor in steps of no more than
75 mg, up to maximum of 225 mg a day. As with the regular Effexor, the doctor
may make adjustments in your Effexor dosage if you have kidney or liver
An Effexor overdosage may
combined with other drugs or alcohol and can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose,
you should seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of an Effexor
Sleepiness, vertigo, rapid
or slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, seizures, coma
By Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
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The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
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