I was switched from Effexor 225mg to Pristiq 50mg 3 weeks ago. I weaned off the Effexor while taking the Pristiq but occasionally took one of both or two Pristiqs to help with the migraines and fuzziness (which it did). I ran out of Pristiq which should arrive in a few days so NEED to take Effexor again to maintain and alleviate the fuzzy mind and crying until I get my Pristiq and it starts working.
Compare dosage equivilancy between Pristiq and Effexor?
- 15 Feb 2016 by Dakotatex
- 5 May 2017
- effexor, pristiq, major depressive disorder, dosage
Added 15 Feb 2016:
I actually was taking Effexor 150mg when I was changed to Pristiq. Had tried 225mg and had other side effects.
Hi, Dakota! Not a good situation as you should always take medications exactly as prescribed and , although related, Pristiq and Effexor do NOT contain the same drug and are not *equivalent*..
Have you spoken with your doctor for guidance? You want to avoid withdrawals from the Effexor but probably at the lowest possible dose.
Best wishes and good luck! WCV
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