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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Brintellix oral.

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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
4/14/2014 7:29:34 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have struggled with depression for 10 years and every medicine I've tried has left me dealing with tradeoffs. Either the medicine didn't make me feel normal and/or had side effects I couldn't reconcile. Finally I have found a medicine that is letting me live my life!

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
4/12/2014 11:07:19 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The effectiveness was very good. It treated my depression but the side effects are not worth it. I started on 20mg. which caused a host of side effects, i.e. nausea, acid reflux, diarrhea. My doctor switched me to 5 mg. I still have nausea, diarrhea. Its not worth the side effects plus the cost is ridiculous. I will stick it out until my next visit and then I will have to try something else. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
4/11/2014 12:33:17 PM

Reviewer: outlawstar555, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm 10 days into this one which isn't very long. Gaining weight, 15 lbs in 10 days... My sleeping patterns are different everyday. Finding I can sleep 14-15 hrs on this. Not cool. Suicidal ideology like I haven't felt for a long time. Brintellix f***ing sucks

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
4/3/2014 1:42:46 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I love this! After many medicine switches, this one actually worked! I have been happier, more cheerful, and it's been so different. The only reason I have 3 stars for satisfaction is after 3 weeks on the samples, they called it in, and it's over $100 (WITH INSURANCE), for a month. That's out of my price range, sadly. I wish I could stay on it because it worked! Is $1200 a year w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
3/31/2014 2:44:03 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had my first episode of major depression and anxiety 10 years ago. I responded well to Lexapro. My second episode started about three years ago. Lexapro was no longer effective. In addition to taking Klonopin, I then tried Lamictal, Prozac, Zoloft, Pamelor Effexor XR, Lyrica, lithium, Wellbutrin XL, deep TMS (2x), Abilify, along with psychotherapy, diet, meditation, and exercise. I was pret ... Show Full Comment

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