What is Viepax?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Venlafaxine

Viepax is an international brand name for the drug venlafaxine, an antidepressant of the serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor type. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 2 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 3
Borderline personality disorder 1 0
Depressed mood 1 3
Hyperreflexia 1 1
Irritable bowel syndrome 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Viepax

Side effect Patients
Lightheadedness 1
Nausea 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

Why patients stopped taking Viepax

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Viepax


Stopped taking Viepax

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Viepax after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1

Patients stopped taking Viepax and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Viepax.