7 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'generalized anxiety disorder' with a side effects rating of Mild

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Feb 12, 2017 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea with missed dose, Nausea , if I forgot to take the effexor)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 10, 2017 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea with missed dose, Nausea , if I forgot to take the effexor)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2012 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Also got rid of my panic attacks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2015 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations, vivid dreams, insomnia)
  • 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 16, 2014 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, dry mouth, weight gain, metallic taste in mouth)
  • 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

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a pill box that is divided for AM and PM dosages. Two together made me sleepy, took 1 in AM, waited 6 hrs took other pill.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations, sexual dysfunction, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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