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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% (14616 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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I could feel a difference after a month. Only taking 112 mg but am feeling a lot better. Such a difference from last year.
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Is currently working. No side effects unless I run out of meds.
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Was on this for a year in college (8yrs ago). It worked so well I decided I was cured and didn't need it anymore and stopped taking it. Just started taking it again less then a month ago.
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The best anti-depressant I've ever had.
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It helps but very little
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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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On it now and it seems to be working
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  1. Discussion: Effexor XR
    Hi beary ... I just started Effexor this week. So far, so good, but I know it's too early to tell. I would encourage you to talk to your doctor ab... [More]
  2. 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]
  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]