Will there be a problem switching over to Brintellix from Effexor XL after years on Effexor without weaning off Effexor? Thank you.
For some people they can cross over to a new medication with no problems while others have a hard time doing so. I would suggest tapering down on the effexor with a smaller dose while starting the brintellix. Do not take any of the beads out, your doctor must give you a smaller dose if you go that route. It would be a good idea to let your doctor give input about it before doing so.
The dosage can go lower. It comes in 37.5. I would ask my dr to prescribe them, then decrease the effexor while you start a low dose of brintellix. Then you can take it every other day as you increase the brintellix.
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