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Re: Help! EFFEXOR and fatigue, lethargy, apathy:

Posted by SalArmy4me on July 1, 2001, at 20:20:59

In reply to Help! EFFEXOR and fatigue, lethargy, apathy:, posted by Janelle on July 1, 2001, at 20:03:27

Stick with it, and you may experience weight loss, according to the most recent study which was not sponsored by a drug company. TAKE ALL of the XR Version AT BEDTIME, since the drug's half-life is longer than 24 hours in some people.

Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Volume 21(2) April 2001 pp 185-189. Sustained Response to Open-Label Venlafaxine in Drug-Resistant Major Depression." Schweitzer, Isaac MB BS, MD:

"...In only 32 patients (12%), study events resulted in cessation of venlafaxine... The most common study events were somnolence (21%), headache (18%), insomnia (16%), sweating (16%), constipation (14%), dry mouth (11%), nausea (10%), and dizziness (10%). There were no statistically significant changes in mean systolic or diastolic blood pressure or pulse during the extension phase. However, a slight but significant decrease (1.4 kg in weight) was noted in weight at month 4 (p = 0.007)..."




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