20 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious 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

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for also helped with hot flushes, as I had instant menopause from breast cancer treatment.)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fuzzy head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Speaking from a personal point of view, stress and major life change (including illness) can induce a chemical imbalance in the brain. I think there is too much emphasis placed on anti-depressants. They are certainly not to be used lightly - BUT if the need is there do not be worried about the 'stigma'. My Doctor has kept me on them for many years as I have had a few 'life traumas' and thought it was better for me to stay on them. They do help me to stay in control and not get too emotional.
Side effects: fuzzy head

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 18, 2010 (Started Dec 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Caused uncontrollable tremors

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 3, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: START THE DRUG SLOWLY! Get all of the facts before you decide to take this or any antidepressant.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Oct 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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