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Dosage For Effexor

Before we look at the suggested individual dosage for Effexor, we will look first at how it should be taken.

The patient should always take Effexor exactly as directed by their doctor. Taking it will a full glass of water is good, but it can also be taken with food or milk in order to lessen the possible effects of stomach upset. Effexor should be taken at the same time everyday, and for patients taking Effexor-XR, the capsule should be swallowed whole with fluid (not chewed, crushed, divided, or placed in water). if swallowing the Effexor capsules is difficult, try to carefully open a capsule and sprinkle its contents on a spoonful of applesauce. The swallow the mixture immediately without chewing, following it with a glass of water.

Typical dosage for Effexor
The typical starting dose for Effexor is 75 milligrams a day, divided into two or three smaller doses. If necessary, a doctor may gradually increase a patient's daily dosage in steps of no more than 75 milligrams at a time, up to a maximum of 375 milligrams per day. For patients with kidney or liver disease or who are taking other medications, your doctor should adjust your dosage accordingly.

Typical dosage for Effexor XR
For both the treatment of depression and anxiety, the usual starting dose is 75 milligrams once daily, although some patients have been known to start with a dose of 37.5 milligrams for the first four to seven days. The doctor may gradually increase the dosage, in steps of no more than 75 milligrams, up to a maximum of 225 milligrams daily. As with regular Effexor, the doctor should make dosage adjustments for patients with kidney or liver disease.

If over dosage occurs
An overdose of Effexor, especially if combined with other drugs or alcohol, can be fatal. If overdose is suspected, seek medical attention immediately. Some possible symptoms of overdose - seizures, coma, Sleepiness, vertigo, rapid or slow heartbeat, low blood pressure



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