I stopped taking for hot flashes on May 29th because f a breast cancer research program I was in At Roswell Cancer Institute. They gave me Effexor to help hot flashes because they threw me into menopause as part of research. I want to find out where my hot flashes are at in reality so I stopped taking them. How long does the drug take to get out of your system ? Thx Denise
I took 75 mg for hot flashes (menopause) and was told by my Dr when she prescribed it that when I go off of Effexor, I will have to taper down the amount of Effexor and NOT just stop taking it.
After several years of taking the Effexor, I worked with my doctor to taper down and I was fine with no side effects. I went from taking one daily to eventually taking one every 5 days but you should work with your doctor they will know best.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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