... today the depression runs away with me. I have been doubling or tripling the dose on that day or two and it seems to help! Is it my imagination?
NOV1962 no im with Kaismama on this you should not need a booster dose on a few day call you doctor sounds more like you might need a dose change in most cases taking more on one day really does not do that good you have to be maintained at the correct dose so call your doctor... chuck1957
Medications like Effexor have to build in your system in order to work. A 'booster dose' is not likely to be that effective. You also run into the problem of running out of medication before your next refill and may end up having to go a few days without. Going without will cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms so don't recommend either. Best to discuss your dosage with your prescribing doctor.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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