There is possibility but very minimal
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Your physician is right in saying that effexor
should be gradually increased in almost all persons and very particularly for those who receiving Laxapro or some SSRI
group of medicines.
With the low dose of Effexor (37.5), the risk is very minimal for serotonin syndrome
. If there is sudden changes in dose than the risk is much larger in compare to gradual increase in doses of these two medicines.
Generally serotonin syndrome start to appear within 48 hours of addition or dose changes and if you are feeling well after passing two days than please get assure that you are not having serotonin syndrome with current doses.
I request you to provide following details in follow up query for further clarification if any.
1. Complete symptom description for which you got this prescription
2. History of previous medication
3. What was the response with previous medication.
4, Reason for two antidepressants as it is neither a recommended strategy nor scientific one.
'Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help".