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Why am I taking teva venlafaxine 75mg. I suffer from depression,,

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Why am I taking teva venlafaxine 75mg. I suffer from depression,, anxiety,
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for this excellent question

I'm sorry you are feeling this way

Venlafaxine is an anti depressant.

Did you know that?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
This medication is for depression Hilda.

You are on a pretty low dose

I see a couple options here

1)increase the dose to 150mg under doctor supervision

2)if the med is not working at all, change to another like duloxetine. It is great for both anxiety and depression

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, just reply. :)