118 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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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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Nov 18, 2009 (Started Feb 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: slow speech (bradyarthria), slowed thinking

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Feb 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (slow speech (bradyarthria), slowed thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: slow speech (bradyarthria), slowed thinking

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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

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Aug 6, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2009 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, elevated blood pressure, drowsiness)
  • 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 (weight gain, elevated blood pressure, drowsiness)
  • 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 (dry mouth, jittery feeling)
  • 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 (weight gain, drowsiness)
  • 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

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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.

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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
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