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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

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Depression
8370
61%
Fibromyalgia
1832
54%
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
1027
60%
Panic Attacks
900
59%
Bipolar Disorder
739
84%
Overall, 63% (14471 Members) find Effexor helpful
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Effexor Reviews

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It has helped.
Working / Worked
I think its working. To be honest Ive been on the ativan the whole time. I have decreased libido but that could also be due to low T.
Working / Worked
always been a staple
Working / Worked
It worked for 10 years and is now doing nothing for me.
Working / Worked
It works for me without any major side effects.
Working / Worked
best antidepressant i've tried yet honestly
still have obsessive thoughts w this but they are much reduced
Working / Worked
Still taking works well. Still able to have feelings.
Didn't take specifically for this, but it helped with depression.
Working / Worked
Seemed to add something to existing cocktail for Bi-polar disorder. No longer taking this medication.
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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]