22 patient evaluations for Effexor

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May 4, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37 mg Daily

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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations, vivid dreams, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a very effective medication, but you have to take the full dose, and you and your doctor may have to fiddle with the dosage until you get it right. So far, I haven't really suffered much by side effects. I have experienced some dizziness, but it's not clear that effexor is the cause.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heart palpitations, insomnia, vivid dreams

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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

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May 7, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of appetite, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), mood elevated or improved)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would have kept taking Effexor if could, despite not being effective for anxiety, because I had no appetite and could have easily lost weight, but the sleepiness was too severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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)

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Jun 1, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
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

Feb 14, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Difficult to stop, many side-effects by quitting (also slowly).

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blush, inability to sleep, flushing, overheated)
  • 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: overheated, flushing, inability to sleep, blush

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blush, flushing, overheated)
  • 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: overheated, flushing, inability to sleep, blush

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