What is the side effect of taking "degraded" Effexor (or any other meds for the matter)? When he didn't realized that he was taking 10-11 months old prescription of Effexor XR 75mg (3 a day, all taken at once) this was his typical prescription for a year by now. He took this old Effexor for 3 weeks, and ran out for 2 days. Then he did something drastic. I wanted to know if there some adverse side effect that would affect his psychology (he has mental Illness- Schizophrenia: negative Type. The kind where you would have delusions).
I just began Effexor myself about a week ago. My Doctor gave me a two week sample pack that expired a little over six months ago. He says as long as the meds are stored properly ( no extreme heat or freezing temps ) that it is fine and can be used as if it's brand new. He also stressed how important it is to take this med everyday and if a dose is missed take it as soon as possible to avoid any negative side effects. I hope you and your Husband are both doing well!
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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