118 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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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

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Mar 13, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for also helped with hot flushes, as I had instant menopause from breast cancer treatment.)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fuzzy head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Speaking from a personal point of view, stress and major life change (including illness) can induce a chemical imbalance in the brain. I think there is too much emphasis placed on anti-depressants. They are certainly not to be used lightly - BUT if the need is there do not be worried about the 'stigma'. My Doctor has kept me on them for many years as I have had a few 'life traumas' and thought it was better for me to stay on them. They do help me to stay in control and not get too emotional.
Side effects: fuzzy head

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Feb 14, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sexual dysfunction, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lost libido, sensation - MS or Effexor? Don't know. Withdrawal is very hard. Pacing myself, taking it slowly.
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: withdrawal is terrible for many. Try another drug first.
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: getting on is easy. Getting off is hell
Side effects: withdrawal effects, sexual dysfunction

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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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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

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Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction, blurry vision, dry mouth, loss of energy, tired eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tired, nonchalant attitude., dry mouth, loss of energy, sexual dysfunction, tired eyes, blurry vision

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, constipation

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Jun 19, 2006 (Started Jun 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Manage well though not always on a level i want to be, ie i can get very down sometimes.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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May 8, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug really works!! I feel the flow of energy.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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May 17, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only reason this pill is a burden to take is because they don't work any more. It is way past time when I need to switch to a different anti-depressant. Hopefully this week after I talk to pschyciatrist (ms).

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