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Xanax then effexor ER?

Mom ran out of her xanax but feels that she needs one.  Can she take an effexor until we get the prescription refilled?
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The Effexor won't help. It can take weeks to completely build up in your system. If I were you, I would call her Dr and tell them what's going on. If she's been taking Xanax for awhile and on an everyday basis she can go through withdrawal.
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Another thing is that xanax is for anxiety while Effexor is for depression.
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Effexor works for anxiety too. I was on it myself for several years. But, it can take weeks for it to start working.
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