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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

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Depression
8225
61%
Fibromyalgia
1795
54%
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
981
60%
Panic Attacks
886
59%
Bipolar Disorder
730
84%
Overall, 63% (14191 Members) find Effexor helpful
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Effexor Reviews

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It helps to some degree.
Working / Worked
Has been working well but just had my dose upped to the maximum. No side effects other than fast withdrawals if I miss a dose
Working / Worked
It's been ok, but I am ready to try something new that might help with my narcolepsy and migraines also. I am tired of taking so many pills!
Working / Worked
This might have helped some.
Working / Worked
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.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I take it. I'm on 75 which I know is relatively low. I forgot it once or twice and had horrible withdrawals from it but it may be working for me now ... [More]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. Discussion: Effexor XR
    I am on Effexor XR, 225mg...anyone had any experiences with this drug, good or bad? [More]