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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% (14039 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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It helps some/ still depressed
horrible experience. Had a bad reaction to it and it pushed me over the edge.
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Seems to be working.
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Seems to be working.
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On it now and it seems to be working
Effexor XR is helping with my moods I feel less depressed all the time, and now have some ok days vs always in a rut. At first I was up for a week straight unable to get to sleep, however after getting sleeping pills it is better.
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It is a great all around drug I plan to stay on it as long as I can
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for depression, did nothing for fibro.
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I don't remember was too long ago
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I take this for depression and hot flashes.
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