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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% (14599 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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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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Working / Worked
It keeps me from sinking.
Working / Worked
Worked until I had a hysterectomy then had to switch to Pristiq
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
It has helped alot.
Working / Worked
I have been on Effexor XR for anxiety for 15 years
Working / Worked
Works and has for 5-6 years but experiencing side effects I don't care for now.
Working / Worked
Been working but wears off mid day.
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  1. 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]
  2. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Effexor had no impact on me either, it's horses for courses I guess. [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]