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(also known as Venlafaxine hydrochloride, Efectin, Effexor XR)
Venlafaxine hydrochloride belongs to class of antidepressants called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). Generic venlafaxine is available in the United States. It was previously available only under the brand names Effexor and Effexor XR. It is also available in the UK under the name "Efexor XL". Venla... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Depression
8335
61%
Fibromyalgia
1821
54%
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
1014
60%
Panic Attacks
893
59%
Bipolar Disorder
736
84%
Overall, 63% (14393 Members) find Effexor helpful
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Effexor Reviews

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for 8 years, then suddenly I became aggressive and hostile
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Felt that it worked for a while. Have since tried something else.
Working / Worked
Horrible side effects, sleeping pattern went out of control, I was unable to control my mood swings.
Like many other medications, it worked for a while, but then it didn't.
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helps keep the demons at bay
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It helps
worked for awhile than didnt.
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worked for a while
I have been taking it about a month now and it works fairly well. It is the first medicine I have found that helps.
I have taken it a little over a month. It works pretty well I suppose. It is the only medicine I have taken that has worked at all for me.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Itook 300mg of effexor daily for about 5years. I've just come off it and was on nothing for a month. I wad very disappointed to find that i felt exac... [More]
  2. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Effexor didn't work for me. It made me very agitated and increased my anxiety. If you decide it isn't for you, don't just quit taking it all the sudd... [More]
  3. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I was recently put on Effexor xr and have noticed that I have been edgy here lately. I was just wondering if anyone else experienced this? I have only... [More]
  4. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I tried it and it caused confusion for me. I am now on a low dose of Zoloft, and when I go up to a higher dose, it does the same thing that the Effexo... [More]
  5. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I am on Effexor XR, 225mg...anyone had any experiences with this drug, good or bad? [More]