119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works very well for me; if I miss a dose I will see the effects within 24 hours. I will become easily moved to tears and my thoughts become increasingly morose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2015 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for phobic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, vivid dreams, heart palpitations)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't remember details

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2014 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for phobic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (metallic taste in mouth, weight gain, dry mouth, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have tried many antidepressants (all SSRI's) with little or no effect. This medication seems to be the best so far.
Side effects: metallic taste in mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 2, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking it in a.m. And now take at hs. Helps with peripheral neuropathy. Cut down on drowsiness in am.

Jan 12, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for agoraphobia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor blood pressure, which may increase even after taking it for years. It generally made me calm. I forget to take it one day and I was very sleepy and groggy for a day. Going off of it was difficult: I had to do it very slowly, going down about 1 mg per day til I was completely off of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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