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I’m taking 150 mg of effexor and i wanted to start with

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Hi i’m taking 150 mg of effexor and i wanted to start with garcinia cambogia to lose weight.

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Hi! There is an interaction between Effexor and Garcinia Cambogia. Combining these increases the risk for a side effect called serotonin syndrome. You can use these together, but monitor for symptoms such as high body temperature, sweating, tremor, agitation and fast heart beat. If this happens, stop using both medicines and get to a doctor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
would my chances of getting that decrease by taking 75 mg of effexor?

A lower dose of Effexor would mean less serotonin so it would reduce the risk.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
would you recommend it?

Other than the drug interaction, Garcinia is relatively low on side effects and has some evidence to show it works. If diet and exercise alone haven't worked for you, Garcinia would be worth a try.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it’s not dangerous or anything?

No...relatively safe. Those who have a history of liver problems shouldn't use it, but other than that no safety concerns.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you so much for your time!!

You are welcome!

I will be here if you think of anymore follow-up questions.

Have a great evening:)

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