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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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150 mg reduced from 300 mg recently. Not sure how effective it is.
Working / Worked
worked for a while but stopped working and was hard to get off
Working / Worked
keeps my mood even
Working / Worked
helps as long as it is in conjunction with an atypical antipsychotic
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I had 3 months with NO depression for the first time in my life that I can remember when I first started, but then fell back into my hole
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Weve decided that the side effects aren't worth the help with my depression and pain and will begin tapering off with my doctor's supervision this summer. All of my problems: memory loss, no energy, lack of interest in things I used to love are all related to this med.
It worked unless you missed a dose or two then the withdraw symptoms start happening.
stopped working after a while
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stopped working
Worked when taking 450mg of XR daily, but as with all meds, cycled out of it.
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