Effexor XR - What is the highest dose you can take?
Question posted by cz2007 on 8 July 2018
Last updated on 29 January 2019 by Baron_gordo
I have been taking Effexor for 12 years. At least 6 of those have been with a dose above 300mg. I’ve been at 450 for over a year. I’m 6 foot 200lbs and male currently 41 years old. Been seeing the same psychiatrist for the entire time. Doctors do go above recommend dosages for certain cases. I’ve heard of people at 600mg but my doctor won’t go above 450
I was on Effexor & Effexor XR for years. My Dr. had me passed the max dose at one time. It can cause serotonin syndrome... I was on 450mg when, 300mg is the actual max dose I was on for years.
It was the most difficult to discontinue especially, at a very high dosage & after, being on it for many years. I personally, had a very bad experience with Effexor-mentally & Physically.
Please, be careful... take care!
Hi, cz! 225mg/day is the maximum dosage except for the most severely depressed patients (usually in hospital):
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