36 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder'

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Jun 24, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 16, 2014 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for phobic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (metallic taste in mouth, weight gain, dry mouth, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried many antidepressants (all SSRI's) with little or no effect. This medication seems to be the best so far.
Side effects: metallic taste in mouth

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Jun 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this medication has changed my life greatly. I went from wanting to literally kill myself to being able to smile and laugh with my family and friends again. I have smiled more since I have been on this medication than since I can really remember. The only bad part about the medication is some insurances do not cover it and it is very expensive. It can range from 50 dollars to well over 100. If you have any type of Medicaid you have to get a pre-authorization.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a pill box that is divided for AM and PM dosages. Two together made me sleepy, took 1 in AM, waited 6 hrs took other pill.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can really tell if I take a dose late, my mood tanks quite badly, as well as the "electric Zotty" feeling I get. I take it when I first get up in the AM.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

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May 23, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (agitation with restlessness, increased insomnia, depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking it after it worsened my anxiety issues.

  • 0 helpful marks
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