Posted by gare on May 20, 2002, at 7:21:00
In reply to Re: From Wellbutrin for Dep. and ADD to Effexor XR, posted by me too on May 19, 2002, at 10:00:48
I think it is important for your daughter to take Effexor as prescribed; when you are tinkering with your brain's manufacturing of serotonin, NE, and dopamine, you want to make sure there is a constant level of the drug going in.
As we all know, there are side effects coming off of Effexor and perhaps there are others that we are unaware of it the medication isn't taken as prescribed.
Just to be on the safe side, maybe if your daughter is doing well at the current dosage, but skipping, is the question really about adherence to the medication or not liking the drug itself?
If it is an adherence issue, then talk with your medical doctor.
However, if it isn't so much a problem taking the drug, then perhaps a lower dose than the one being prescribed now could do just as well since she is skipping doses but having good results.
Just some food to think about.