I have been prescribed effexor xr for depression and anxiety and as a result of depression, alcohol binging. i have been put on 35mg to start and then 75mg in two weeks. my questions are, how long do the drugs normally take to begin showing results and also is alcohol dangerous on this drug? I have an alcohol problem as well, which my doctor knows about and have been reading that there are serious side effects, drinking on this medication. my aim is to stop drinking, however should I have a relapse what will happen on this medication?
Thank you