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.
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