15 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine with a cost of $25-49

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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 4, 2011 (Started Jun 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My perception is this mild anti-depressant has perhaps relaxed me to the point where my speech has improved. It has been very effective in stopping the crying. Haven't had a crying jag since the medication was first taken.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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May 18, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for reactive depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did not like the fact that if I missed more than two days of this medication I went into a total tailspin. I would cry uncontrollably and feel very anxious. Take as directed.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Nov 19, 2010 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication was slightly helpful when added to the Trileptal that I had already been taking for a few months. I am on the lowest possible dose now and could probably stop taking it (it's been 4 years) but I'm reluctant to do so because of the very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms I experience (severe parathesia which feel like electric shocks, eventually causing muscle cramps). I'm also a bit scared that my mood would go back to the way it was 4 years ago. It's almost certainly the Trileptal that's fixed my problems, but since the Effexor is relatively inexpensive I've adopted an 'If it aint broke, don't fix it' attitude towards the situation. If that changes in the future I'll update.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 2, 2010 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was first put on Effexor and now its Venlafaxine er (the generic form of effexor) for balance/ dizziness. I was told by a dr to drop effexor and take Bupropion (Generic fro wellbutrin) but 2 days I was falling over myself. so I am now on both and doing fine.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

May 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Effexor XR in the morning after i eat something and if I dont take my morning meds I sure do know that night I am really off balance. and I do notice that if I am out in the public (In a crowd) that I get very close to have an anxity attact.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

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

Jan 24, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't go more than 24 hours past your dosage time or the symptoms can be severe
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2000)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was oringinally prescribed for hot flashes, and it doesn't work at all for those and I having been gaining wt. every month, which I always had a problem gaining now I can't stop gaining weight.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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