5 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'generalized anxiety disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Dec 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (night sweats, sweaty hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Aug 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started May 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this caused chronic constipation,
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 9, 2008 (Started Feb 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (aggressive behavior, shakiness, sweating increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i found that taking this serotonin norepineporine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medication made me aggressive and shaky, and made me excessively sweat... it helped a little bit with my depression and anxiety, but it wasn't the right one for me... the different medications affect everyone differently, so keep trying them out to find the best one for you, and if you notice some side effects and unusual things, like aggression and all this, then let your doctor/psychiatrist know right away :)

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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