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My psychiatrist and GP tempted to put me on Venlafaxine. I

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My psychiatrist and GP tempted to put me on Venlafaxine.I am not sure if this drug will cause my tardive dystonia or any forms of muscle contraction again.I would love to ask some general opinions from an neurologist, thanks

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Common side effects of this drug are asthenia, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, headache, anorexia, decreased appetite, delayed ejaculation, diaphoresis, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: abdominal pain, anxiety, blurred vision, hypertension, impotence, tremor, visual disturbance, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, increased serum cholesterol, pharyngitis, vasodilation, weight loss, decreased libido, increased dream activity, yawning, abnormal dreams, and flatulence.

Abnormal movement and convulsion can occur rarely.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi, Dr, thanks, ***** ***** I took my first pill~ feel nausea and
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What should I do? Do I have to continue with the drugs?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Will it be better to take the drug at the daytime, as it caused my insomnia yesterday

Yes try morning dosing. Or take with antacid, and along with drug like melatonin.

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Experience: MD(Ped), DCH ; in practice treating adolescent to newborns
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