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Venlafaxine
Type Antidepressant
Group SNRI
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Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop venlafaxine
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of venlafaxine to 75 mg/day.
  • Day 15: reduce dosage of venlafaxine to 37.5 mg/day.
  • Day 29: stop administration of venlafaxine.



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  2. Editor: please note that not all dosages are available in pharmacy. So now and then you should be creative.
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