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I ran out of my prescription faxing and won't get a refill

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I ran out of my prescription for venal faxing and won't get a refill in the mail for several days. I'm having withdrawal symptoms. What can I get over the counter for temporary help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

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You can try local urgent care or walk in clinic for short term refill in local pharmacy.

Natural remedies like St John's wort 300 g 3 times daily can be tried if you cannot get a short term refill.
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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.


In fact, there is nothing over the counter to replace venlafaxine.

The first question here, is why were you on this drug

I can not recommend st john's wort

different people react differently

And it only helps some people, with depression.

It should not be mixed with anti depressant drugs like venlafaxine.

Venlafaxine often does not have a withdrawal, but your symptoms can return.

If you actually have the reported withdrawal syndrome, there is no evidence St. John's Wort will help, and it might aggravate it.

I suggest you see a doctor today, even at urgent care.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

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