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Re: for jp Effexor vs SR

Posted by JohnL on October 27, 1999, at 3:01:32

In reply to for Racer, posted by jp on October 26, 1999, at 4:13:49

> Took my first 37.5mg Effexor this morning, and
> wasnt sure at first whether I should sleep or vomit.

Those are common side effects experienced by many during the first 3 weeks according to my pdoc. The nausea is supposed to go away in 2 to 3 weeks.

> What do you make of my doctors idea of putting me
> on the Effexor regular first?

I think that's a good choice and here's why. The SR cannot be broken into smaller doses. But the regular can. I have often heard it recommended that if the drug is not tolerated well at first to divide the 37.5mg dose in half and start with that instead. Then work up as tolerated. Perhaps later after stabilized at a higher dose the SR would make more sense. But for now, the regular has the advantage of customizing dose sizes until you get used to it.




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