- In general after long-term maintenance treatment, the best is to reduce the dose by about 25% every 4-6 weeks. An apt pharmaceutical dose (tablet, capsule, mixture) is not always available. In these cases one should be creative with dosing.
- Another, more risky, possibility is being at a certain dose to use the following scheme:
- 150 mg/day :
- 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.
- ↑ The UK Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin; 1999;37:49-52
- ↑ Editor: please note that not all dosages are available in pharmacy. So now and then you should be creative.
- ↑ Bazire S, Psychotropic Drug Directory 2010. Aberdeen: HealthComm UK Ltd; 2010.
- ↑ Fava M et al. Emergence of adverse events following discontinuation of treatment with extended-release venlafaxine. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Dec;154(12):1760-2
- ↑ Haddad PM. Antidepressant discontinuation syndromes. Drug Saf. 2001;24(3):183-97
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