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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% (14174 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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it did work for several years but then had to switch to something else.
Working / Worked
I liked it. Worked very well when others couldn't
Working / Worked
Has worked for years very well
only anti-D that has worked for me for years
Working / Worked
worked beautifully for a few months. no side effects. stopped working too soonl
Working / Worked
Well it puts a stream of sunshine in a place where there is none so.. works good for me! That and regular weekly therapy.
Working / Worked
Put on this to prevent self harm. It seems to be quite effective with only about 40 cuts total in 5 years. Seems also to have prevented or weakened depressive episodes.
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On it now. Better than other med.s
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not as good for me as cymbalta
Working / Worked
Good, gained a lot of weight
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  1. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I thought it worked..was on it for years...then it put me in a manic but I just thought I was really feeling good, better than anyone....then I up and... [More]
  2. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I was on that same dose, it worked relatively well for about a year to a year and a half for me. Then like normal, it stopped helping. (Medications ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I am on Effexor XR, 225mg...anyone had any experiences with this drug, good or bad? [More]
  4. Discussion: effexor xr vs generic effexor xr
    Hey Friend! I take Effexor XR and it does good, I suggest you ask for a prescription. Also, I am by no means a doctor, but I too battle anxiety, panic... [More]
  5. Discussion: effexor xr vs generic effexor xr
    I used to be on effexor and it worked really well. I tried the generic effexor and it did not work as well for me. I'm so fusturated with this anxiety... [More]