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When can I stop taking Effexor?

Your doctor can help you determine when to stop taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine). It’s important to not stop suddenly, however; doing so can lead to new symptoms, especially if you take a large dose. Your doctor will likely develop a plan of gradually tapering your dose until you are no longer taking Effexor.

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