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The usual starting dosage of Effexor XR for people with depression, social anxiety disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder is 75 mg daily. For people with panic disorder, the usual starting dosage is 37.5 mg daily. You should take Effexor XR at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your system. If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
An Introduction to Dosing With Effexor XRThe dosage of Effexor XR® (venlafaxine XR) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Effexor XR is usually taken once daily. In contrast, regular Effexor is given two or three times a day.