9 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine XR

May 25, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: They just raised my doseage on this recently but,do not ever allow yourself to run out of the medication or be without it for a long period of time. It does work wonders.

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Feb 14, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sexual dysfunction, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lost libido, sensation - MS or Effexor? Don't know. Withdrawal is very hard. Pacing myself, taking it slowly.
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: withdrawal is terrible for many. Try another drug first.
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: getting on is easy. Getting off is hell
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, constipation

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