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Does it matter whether you use effexor xr or effexor for hot flash treatment?

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LaurieShay 15 Dec 2012

Not really, one is simply released in the body slowly over time so you don't have to take as often while the other is immediate realease usually requiring more frequent dosing to keep the same level of medicine in the body.

smileyhappy 16 Dec 2012

Hi Jen,

Be careful if you start getting night sweats it may be the Effexor. It happened to me. It was really bad night sweats too.

Smileyhappy

Pansy404 17 Dec 2012

I am surprised that Effexor is prescribed for hot flashes. I am on Effexor XR 150mg daily for depression, but I do get some hot flashes with it. Also many people on Effexor say they get really bad night sweats.

Also Effexor is extremely difficult to get off of, as side effects from withdrawal really bad. Is there no other alternative to Effexor for hot flashes?

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