Ventaflixine immediate release

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Iv changed from 37.5mg at nite to 75mg at both immediate release..can anyone tell me what side effects theyve had

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    I take one dose of 150mg every morning and have done for about 6 months. I’m never sure if my issues are side effects or just part of the illness... I wouldn’t say that they they increased with upping from 75mg to 150mg though. Do hope that helps a little 😊. 

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    I'm on 37.5 immediate release morning and night for 8 days. Last 2 nights I.incressed nightly ones to 55mg without doctors consent didnt sleep well, gone back to 37.5mg morning and night for now. Apparently at night can cause insomnia for first 2 weeks. I'm due to increase to 150 in a couple of weeks, but will ask for 150mg slow release which is only taken in the morning. That way by night time dose is not so high as taking 75mg immediate release. Think other person who replied also has 1 slow release 150mg in morning.

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    Im om 75mg mmediate release at nite and this morning i cant function at all will it pass
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      Hello Stacey, I've recently started venlafaxine. Initially on 37.5 mg immediate release, morning and evening. So a total of 75mg a day. Im due to go up to 150mg in a couple of weeks. When i do, i will go on slow release. I tried taking a slightly higher dose than 37.5mg at night, tried about 55mg. Found I couldn't sleep, and was awful next couple of days, so I stopped it, and will wait a couple of weeks. If you are doing 75mg immediate release, that's a lot to take at night in one go. Do you take 75mg in morning and 75mg at night? Or just 75mg at night? Please let me know exactly what amount you take and when throughout the day, and I may be able to help you. Thanks

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      If you are on just one dose a day of 75mg immediate release, and you take it at night, I believe this is a mistake. With immediate release, your daily total dose, should be split equally in 2 amounts, so half in morning and half at night. If your total daily dose is 75mg and it's immediate release, like I said, I believe you should be splitting it. Otherwise your body is taking on a very high dose, once a day, that runs out after 12 hours. Immediate release has to be split, extended or slow release is taken once a day, and as it gradually releases over 24 hours. Please give me your exact daily total dose, and how you have been told to take it

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      Sorry, I may have misread your initial post. So your total daily dose now is 75mg, it's immediate release, and you take it at night. If that's your correct situation, it's incorrect. Immediate release has to be split during day, otherwise first 12 hours you get too much, and second 12 hours hardly anything. Extended release is fine to take once a day, not immediate release for reasons given.

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      Hi so my doc told me to take it the wrong way? Wat happens if i only take one 37.5mg tonight will i get withdrawal symptoms?
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      Okay, that doesn't sound right to me. Immediate release are normally split morning and night. Extended release once a day, check with your doctor, it may be correct for your specific condition, but worth checking.

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      You are on same dose and tablets as myself. I've been on them for just over a week on this dose. There's no way I could do 75mg all in one go at night. I'd be in a right state. How long have you been taking them all at night?

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      Have a read online about taking ven immediate release, and how they are split. You are getting 75mg, for 12 hours at night, and then your body has more or less nothing for 12 hours, until next night. Ask question on forum specifically about taking one dose of ven a day on immediate release? What are you taking them for?
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      If you take one 37.5mg tonight, then you would need to take another next morning. As it is, their effect runs out after 12 hours, so you are getting withdrawal symptoms after 12 hours at present. One in morning and one at night, of 37.5mg, gives you a much more even supply of ven?
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      Your latest post says your 75mg dose is extended release which is okay to take all in one go. If extended, then you only take it once a day. My pysc said when I go up to 150 extended release, I should take them in morning, as would be too much at night to disturb sleep.
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      Hi it was the past two nights...iv been on immediate release but iv extended release to take tonight..will i get side effects tomorrow through to changing them? Iv 3 kids and cant function past 2 days
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      I think you will be fine. It's just a case of additional anxiety side effects with upping your dose. It might take a couple of weeks to settle down. I think the benefits will be worthwhile with the increased dose, and the fact that it's extended release. You should be fine. Just hang in there.

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      Like i said, think you will be fine. Just stick with it. Your dose now seems correct. I do believe your first lower dose 37.5mg immediate release only at night was not a good recommendation, although 37.5mg is a very low dose, so perhaps it didn't make much difference. Side effects are bad at first, but usually a positive sign as it means they are doing something for you.

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      75mg extended release taken once a day will give you an even relatively small supply of the drug over 24 hours. This is best for most people, as it creates a balanced state if mind. Immediate release, means you get the full 75mg in one go, and after 12 hours, your body has got rid of it all, leaving you with relatively nothing for next 12 hours. Immediate release dose is normally split into 2 doses 12 hoyrs apart, to give you a more even supply of drug. If your total daily dose is 75mg, you either have it in one extended release tablet, or 2 separate doses of 37.5mg twice a day, 12 hours apart. You need to find out exactly what you have been prescribed, and how often it should be taken.
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