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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Venlafaxine HCl Oral.

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Condition: Depression
7/9/2011 12:20:06 PM

Reviewer: dnann, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I took venlafaxine for several years and after not feeling any better my doctor decided to change my medication to a different drug. I did not hear the doctor correctly and when I began to decrease my venlafaxine I did not do it correctly and had severe depression and I was on the brink of a break down. I was unproductive and severely depressed for several days and it took several weeks to becom ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/19/2011 7:33:27 PM

Reviewer: annon, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Started taking this med for depression and anixiety because of the stress that I am under most of the time. Started at 300 mg a day and now down to 150 mg before bed. Helps me sleep through the night. Also taking Bupropion SR (generic Wellburtin)350 mg a day and Xannax 1mg a day. Lost of sex drive from the antidepressants, but helping me deal with the stress.

Condition: Depression
5/29/2011 5:53:42 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking this due to long standing depression. I had tried a few of the popular ones to no improved effect, but now after two months+ on this I am seeing the subtale change for the positive, I had been looking for.

Condition: Depression
4/29/2011 8:52:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
to feel better

Condition: Depression
4/25/2011 2:08:57 PM

Reviewer: justme19, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on this medication for about a month now. I am uncertain if it makes a difference in my depression. I do know that the first couple of weeks taking it I felt very sick like if I moved I was going to throw up.. that lessened a bit, but I can't sleep at night. I go to bed and then can't sleep until 7 in the morning.

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