119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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Jul 27, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This antidepressant also helps with anxiety.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 26, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Short term memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 19, 2010 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Short term memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. took at night, no problems. 2. made me feel more awake and energized, helped me sleep more. did not however remove any symptoms just helped a little. 3. helped my thought process, slowed my rambling thoughts, helped me remember stuff and calmed my nerves.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Short term memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The best thing ever for depression, confusion, memory loss! This is equally as important as Lyrica!

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Venlafaxine made me extremely sleepy, at start of the treatment I was able only to sit the whole day on my couch. This effect diminished a bit after a week or two, especially when I started taking it at bedtime. The reason that brought me to stopping this treatment was complete lack of appetite, and weird feeling on stomach. I am underweight, I can't take pills that make me stop eating... :( Third side was increased anxiety, but this floated from day to day...
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was first put on Effexor and now its Venlafaxine er (the generic form of effexor) for balance/ dizziness. I was told by a dr to drop effexor and take Bupropion (Generic fro wellbutrin) but 2 days I was falling over myself. so I am now on both and doing fine.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

May 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Effexor XR in the morning after i eat something and if I dont take my morning meds I sure do know that night I am really off balance. and I do notice that if I am out in the public (In a crowd) that I get very close to have an anxity attact.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Loss of sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2010 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the love of all that is good and holy do bnot stop taking suddenly. The withdrawal is absolute mindrape.
Side effects: Nausea, Nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 24, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go more than 24 hours past your dosage time or the symptoms can be severe
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes you shaky at first but that goes away and, once you get the right dosage, it really is a life-saver (literally!).

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2010 (Started May 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 2, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. had me stop this and go to the 150mg XR capsuel
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
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