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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% (14206 Members) find Effexor helpful

Effexor Reviews

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I don't remember whether or not this helped. I was on it a long time ago.
Helps with the depression that often comes along with MS.
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in past. worked.
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Somewhat good prevents deep bottoming out
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It helps to some degree.
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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
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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!
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This might have helped some.
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it did work for several years but then had to switch to something else.
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I liked it. Worked very well when others couldn't
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  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]