Yes you can. It has side effects in the beginning. Most go away once you are used to the med. The dry mouth hangs around, lol. I used to work in a nursing home, and I think everyone there was on it. The major reason when there is an age given is that older people can have some decrease in kidney and liver function.
I am 60 and am currently on this med for anxiety / depression with no side-effects that I've noticed. A lot could depend on your dosage. I'm currently on 10mg per day but will probably be going up higher as I'm still having some break through episodes. I have my liver functions checked regularly and they've always been ok and I've been on both Effexor and Zoloft in the past. Good luck!
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