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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% (14435 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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On it now. Lost weight, headaches, stomach pains, nausea, and constipation.
Working / Worked
yes, but with side effects, sweating etc
Working / Worked
It does seem to help I have been waiting for Cymbalta to come out in generic and it finally has so I might go on that depending on how much it will cost with my new insurance.
Working / Worked
It helps with mood control.
Working / Worked
Currently on this and it is helping. I was on this back in 2008 and 2009. When I went off the withdraw process was awful.
Working / Worked
worked for a long time but seem to lose its effectiveness after soo many years
Working / Worked
The last one I was on before Zoloft. It worked for me but I only took it for maybe 6 months.
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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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  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]