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

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Condition: Depression
3/19/2014 8:15:40 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This drug is very effective for treating my depression. HOWEVER, the withdrawal effects are HORRIBLE. Whenever I have accidentally forgotten to take a dose, one of the first things I experience is what could best be described as an "electric pulse" going up the back of my neck to the base of my skull. I then begin to feel physically ill, and eventually will vomit. Weakness, fatigue a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/10/2014 12:09:38 AM

Reviewer: liz, 75 or over Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my heart rate is high. my blood pressure is high, i have numbness. blurred vision, tired and many more bad symptoms

Condition: Depression
2/25/2014 7:26:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Has worked very well for my depression. It has caused a decrease in my sexual desire and has caused a problem with being able to ejaculate during sexual intercourse.

Condition: Depression
1/15/2014 8:21:22 PM

Reviewer: roger, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Since I retired I have started this medication,for approx 1 year. Now I would like to discontinue but fear stopping suddenly. Please advise.

Condition: Depression
1/2/2014 1:57:04 PM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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