3 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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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 23, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (agitation with restlessness, increased insomnia, depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking it after it worsened my anxiety issues.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I got scared by the reports of side-effects such as vertigo and violent discontinuation symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Apr 28, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: So far, no visible effect. However, I've heard terrible things about large doses.
Side effects: dry mouth

Apr 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was too scared of the side-effects to continue taking this. Since then, I haven't done any worse.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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