I did not notice the increased sweating until dose was raised to 150 mg. Now I don't know what to do about it because I thought the Effexor was doing the job.
23 May 2011
Increased sweating is a side effect of the Effexor. Unfortunately this side effect may not go away based on my experience though it may subside some once you are use to the new dose. If it is working and you can put up with the increased sweating, then stick with it. Most antidepressants have increased sweating as a side effect.
27 May 2011
Hi LizS, I was on Effexor XR 150 mg for depression and anxiety. I am going through menopause, and the flashes have been severe. I researched and found, as you did, that these could have been a side effect, so I gradually weaned myself off Effexor. (I was due for a med review anyway) But my flashes are continuing unabated, so I would have to say that in my case Effexor was not to blame. My doctor said that excessive sweating on a continuing basis, rather than flashes, was Effexor's influence.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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