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What are the side effects of EFFEXOR XR?

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I take the generic form of effexor Xr for anxiety and depression. Recently I have felt like my meds are not working anymore because my panic attacks are very bad. My doctor increased me from 150mg to 225mg once a day. Now I am shaking bad and my muscles twitch through out the day but main when I'm resting or going to bed at night. Is this normal?

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I have noted your medical details. First of all, I would like to reassure you that these symptoms are not suggestive of any serious illness. These could be normal and can get aggravated with effexor xr. Anxiety can also increase this movements.


If these are troublesome, then, clonazepam tablets may be useful.


I hope this helps.


Best wishes,


Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist, 

Institute of Neurosciences,

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills,

Hyderabad- 500 033, India

Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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