Posted by Cam W. on August 27, 2001, at 1:43:27
In reply to EFFEXOR increase from 150mg to 300mg..HELP!!, posted by Firebabe on August 26, 2001, at 18:22:52
FB - Did you increase the dose from from 150mg directly to 300mg of Effexor XR? That is quite a jump in dosage. The sweats and tiredness are 2 of the start-up side effects. These should begin to decrease in a week or two.
I recommend gradually increasing the dose in increments of 37.5mg every 4 to 7 days until the target dose is reached. This seems to decrease the intensity of start-up side effects that may occur. Others on this board have said they increase the dosage faster, to get the positive effects of the Effexor quicker. They say it is worth going throught the start-up side effects to get the positive effects a little sooner.
Hope that this is of some help. - Cam