124 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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Jul 31, 2009 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, elevated blood pressure, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood pressure, drowsiness, weight gain

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, elevated blood pressure, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine overall has been a wonderful treatment for my depression. Word of advice...do not run out!!! I ran out last week, and had uncontrollable crying, and even punched a wall...VERY out of character for me!!! Take them as directed, and it is an awesome treatment!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood pressure, drowsiness, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Side effects: jittery feeling, dry mouth

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: jittery feeling, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med keep me level
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 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: 37.5 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

May 5, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, sleepiness, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has workked for me so far
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, nausea, sleepiness, tiredness

Mar 28, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Side effects: decreased appetite, nausea, sleepiness, tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Mar 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, weight gain, depressed mood)
  • 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

  • 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

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Apr 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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