119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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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

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Apr 21, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, sleepiness, decreased appetite)
  • 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: nausea, decreased appetite, sleepiness, tiredness

Mar 28, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

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

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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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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.

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Mar 26, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heart palpitations, feel flat, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Side effects: feel flat, decreased appetite, heart palpitations

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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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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

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Feb 6, 2001 (Started Feb 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I realized that I was getting severely dizzy and was having shock-like sensations in my brain when I DID NOT remember to take it, I stopped it altogether. Then I had recurrence of my depression (but worse than ever), anxiety, feelings of being persecuted, argumentiveness, etc. Thereafter, taking any SSRI would relieve the shocks, but not my depression.

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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

Sep 1, 2004 (Started Apr 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, suicidal thoughts or urges, agitation with restlessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: agitation with restlessness, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain, depressed mood, sexual dysfunction, depressed mood

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