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

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Condition: Depression
7/8/2009 8:53:34 AM

Reviewer: blackhawk79, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:

Condition: Depression
7/2/2009 2:40:17 PM

Reviewer: monroe36, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I switched from Prozac to Effexor XR about 3 weeks ago. Prozac was making me feel angry and annoyed. So far, the only issues I have had with Effexor XR are trouble sleeping, feeling tired during the day and being extra sweaty. ( at night mostly ) My mood has def. improved. I don't feel annoyed like I did with Prozac. I'm not snapping at people like I was. I was reluctant to use Effexor d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/19/2009 3:43:17 PM

Reviewer: SnoWa, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking the brand XR form almost 10 years ago. When I missed one dose I went into a withdrawal-like ("discontinuation") syndrome. Brain zaps. anxiety, nausea, and more. I was able to reduce the dose over a long period of time, then switched to the generic immediate release. I am stuck at 50 mg am and 25 mg pm. Every time I try to cut back I go into the "discontinuation s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/12/2009 6:26:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Iam delighted to say it works for me but one of side effect makes me wonder if it is worth it sometime. I experience extreme nausa. Even when I take it as I go to sleep I sometime wake up wanting to vomit. I would love to find something that works well for the depression and not the nausia. I do not remember having this with the name brand Effexor but unfortunately our insurance will not cove the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/11/2009 10:22:01 PM

Reviewer: mmm, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took Effexor XR for 5 yrs and it worked great. Then started the generic venlafaxine ER. For weeks I was nauseated, sleepy, dizzy, and having headaches, this is the ONLY medication I take. So I can not tell you if it has helped my depression because I have been too sick to tell, because I am either having horrible headaches, vomiting, or I am asleep, not happy that is for sure. Called my dr today ... Show Full Comment

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