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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
8345
61%
Fibromyalgia
1824
54%
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
1015
60%
Panic Attacks
893
59%
Bipolar Disorder
736
84%
Overall, 63% (14409 Members) find Effexor helpful
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Effexor Reviews

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worked for awhile
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Keeps me from taking too much benzodiazepines.
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makes me tired but I take before going to be and it helps me sleep somewhat
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No help.
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been taking this for anxiety/depression for about 10 years
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make me sick.
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not sure it worked
I was put on this medication in 1996, after the medication Zoloft, which I stopped because it made me feel more depressed.
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I am on the low dose. I have tried others but so far this has worked the best for me.
Working / Worked
did not work. became allergic to.
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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]