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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

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Overall, 63% (14616 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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It seems to be working pretty well
Didn't work.
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On this drug now, have been for 4 years
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I was on it for about ten years before weaning off. It to 6 months and it was horrible to get off, but it did work. I thought I was cured.
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Working. having low days but mostly good. been on it for several years
Helped as mood stabilizer in combination with stopping physical stress pain
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It keeps me from sinking.
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I take it now, it helps keep me from falling into a deep dark depression. I still struggle with depression symptoms, but I can move forward. I do have terrible hot spells on it which at times is socially awkward...that is my only complaint.
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It has helped alot.
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  1. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Hi beary ... I just started Effexor this week. So far, so good, but I know it's too early to tell. I would encourage you to talk to your doctor ab... [More]
  2. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Welbutrin acted the same way. I didn't make the mistake of staying on it longer than a couple of weeks because I felt the same as when taking Effexor. [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]