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I am suffered recurring depression disorder and major depression and I am taking venlafaxine 225 mg in morning and quitpine 100 mg at night from two years but before one month my Dr. Drop dose of quitpine is 50 mg and now finally Dr. Stopped quitpine medicine and now I am only taking venlafaxine 225 mg in morning I am asking only venlafaxine is fine for my treatment.

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Dear Harish, Venlafaxine in adequate dose is the treatment for depression. Sometimes the adequate dose needs to be built over weeks. Venlafaxine takes time to start its action as antidepressant. So Quetiapine is prescribed for few weeks or months to give some respite as sleep, less flooding of negative thoughts, less doubts, etc. Once venlafaxine takes action, there is no need to have other tablets
Of your psychiatrist has decided so it should be ok quetiapine at given dose is not required in long term.
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