119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

Apr 16, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: avoid getting on this treatment , even though it is efective somewhat in helping my depression ( and I have tried many type's of meds for over 20 years ) and at this time after changing from Lexapro to Effexor ( since Lexapro stopped helping ) Effexor seemed to be much more effective until I forgot once to take my daily dose for several days ....I started to experience the brain flops and did not know why ...well after doing some research I found out why! Now I " never leave home without it"

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2011 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Effexor elevated my depressed moods, but also caused compulsive eating. I gained 50 pounds due to overeating. I stopped effexor, have lost 15 pounds so far, have NOT required areplacement for Effexor. My symptoms of depression are totally gone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works like a wonder drug for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 21, 2017 (Started Sep 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vivid nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was my 3rd try for a depression med. I have now been on in a majority of 18 years. It just works for me when I take it correctly. Don't suddenly stop, you must taper. It is really uncomfortable if you stop suddenly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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