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I've been on venlafaxine 37.5 mg a day twice daily. One dose

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Hi. I've been on venlafaxine 37.5 mg a day twice daily. One dose morning and night. For 8 weeks. I suffer with anxiouty and depression. I have been to see a doctor as the medication needed to go up. Because of a previous unwanted reaction to sertraline, and my fear of side effects, the doctor decided to up my medication slowly. As I mentioned I am very nervous with side affects, this is probly due to anxiouty. The dose she has given me is 75mg in the morning and 37.5 mg at night time. I am just confused as I thought this medication had to be evenly devided, so I wanted to get a second opinion for piece of mind. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

yes this is totally fine to do

I have no concerns about it

it definitely doesn't need to be equal

is that what you wanted to know?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou very much for your help. Can I just ask how long does upping the dose take to work ? .
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 12 months ago.

Usually 4-6 weeks for max effect

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