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What amount of effexor xr is considered a medicinal dosage?

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Psyched 18 Oct 2009

Deancanada50,
If you're taking the Effexor XR for depression, the dose is 37.5 - 75 mg by mouth daily with a maximum dose of 225 mg/day. It actually comes is in 37.5, 75, and 150 mg doses. If this is your first time taking it, make sure you (or whoever is taking it) has access to plenty of water and also gum or hard candy because the med causes dry mouth. Also, if you decide it's not helping, DO NOT stop taking the medication abruptly because it can cause severe headaches and nausea-talk to your doctor about helping you taper off of it. Hope this helps.

Larrk 23 Oct 2009

I take 300 mgs a day and any less is not theraputic for me. I take 2 150's in the morning and have not had an episode of major depression in years. It's a very good drug.

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