20 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was oringinally prescribed for hot flashes, and it doesn't work at all for those and I having been gaining wt. every month, which I always had a problem gaining now I can't stop gaining weight.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Jan 3, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Nov 24, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (feeling hot/overheating, flushing, inability to sleep, facial flushing)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Effexor worked great for my depression but I wasn't able to sleep because my mind was racing too much. When I stopped taking Cymbalta my leg pain acted up again so I got off the Effexor and started taking Cymbalta again.
Side effects: facial flushing, feeling hot/overheating, flushing, inability to sleep

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling hot/overheating, flushing, facial flushing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far it's working great. I have felt better in the past couple of days than I have in 5 years. I hope it continues to have this effect on me.
Side effects: facial flushing, feeling hot/overheating, flushing, inability to sleep

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Jun 1, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the initial side effects subsides after a few weeks.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

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Apr 20, 2009 (Started Mar 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, weight gain, jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has some benefit for pain control and sleeplessness when taken. It did not help in either case for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, weight gain, depressed mood, depressed mood

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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"

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Feb 12, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find it brilliant for treating my depression
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't just stop this drug on your own. I find it very good for depression
Side effects: weight gain

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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

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Oct 10, 2006 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: i feel adicted to it i dislike phama believe that natural treatment is the only real answer but quiting the effexxor is all but impossible if anyone can help me get off it would apreciate
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jun 19, 2006 (Started Jun 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Manage well though not always on a level i want to be, ie i can get very down sometimes.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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