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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of venlafaxine Oral.

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Condition: Depression
6/23/2008 4:01:47 AM

Reviewer: ST, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have become totally dependant on 150gms per day. Tried to reduce dosage by lowest possible level (even by cutting 37.5gm tablets in half) numerous times but my brain reacts severely - within hours if alternate day reduction used or within a few days if reduction over longer than alternate days. Withdrawal is so bad that my entire body becomes unable to function at all and all I can do is sleep o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/22/2008 11:00:44 PM

Reviewer: eletoes1972, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Venlafaxine ( Effexor ) is a horrible drug. I would not recommend it to anyone. The side effects are wicked. It works for some people, but for me it was a total waste of money.

Condition: Depression
4/3/2008 3:32:34 PM

Reviewer: Deana, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Concentrating and remembering are harder.

Condition: Depression
3/9/2008 5:07:12 PM

Reviewer: debrann63, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Hate it, hate it, hate it. It made me feel dead inside. I am weaning off now (have gone from 300 mg. to 150 mg.) and will try Lexapro. I had absolutely no libido and I started abusing alcohol. Would not recommend this drug to anyone.

Condition: Depression
2/17/2008 5:16:43 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
to the woman who asked about switching from EFFEXOR to VENLAFAXINE, i began taking effexor (75mg) about 9 months ago for depression and an anxiety disorder. i made the switch to generic several months ago and the only change i noticed was the additional side effect of slight nausea. i also still had all of my original side effects of jitteriness, dizziness and mood swings, though all of these have ... Show Full Comment

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