9 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Mar 21, 2017 (Started Sep 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vivid nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was my 3rd try for a depression med. I have now been on in a majority of 18 years. It just works for me when I take it correctly. Don't suddenly stop, you must taper. It is really uncomfortable if you stop suddenly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this medication has changed my life greatly. I went from wanting to literally kill myself to being able to smile and laugh with my family and friends again. I have smiled more since I have been on this medication than since I can really remember. The only bad part about the medication is some insurances do not cover it and it is very expensive. It can range from 50 dollars to well over 100. If you have any type of Medicaid you have to get a pre-authorization.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can really tell if I take a dose late, my mood tanks quite badly, as well as the "electric Zotty" feeling I get. I take it when I first get up in the AM.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2010 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the love of all that is good and holy do bnot stop taking suddenly. The withdrawal is absolute mindrape.
Side effects: nausea, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes you shaky at first but that goes away and, once you get the right dosage, it really is a life-saver (literally!).

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 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
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