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How long does the withdrawal effects of Effexor remain?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I have been going thru withdrawl of effexor for 7 weeks now. How long does the withdrawl process take? I had been on this drug for 10 years.


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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
2- 3 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

duration of withdrawal depends on your previous dosage. Dose should be slowly tapered and gradually stop medication. As you have already started reducing dose you can do it with in 2 or 3 months.

It varies depends on depends and dosage. So slowly reduce dose and follow your doctors advice.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Wish you a good health.

Regards
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How long does the withdrawal effects of Effexor remain?

Brief Answer: 2- 3 months Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I went through your query and understood your concerns. duration of withdrawal depends on your previous dosage. Dose should be slowly tapered and gradually stop medication. As you have already started reducing dose you can do it with in 2 or 3 months. It varies depends on depends and dosage. So slowly reduce dose and follow your doctors advice. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. Wish you a good health. Regards