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Effexor Reviews

(venlafaxine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health
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Reviews of Effexor (venlafaxine)

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Summary of Effexor (venlafaxine) reviews by people (All ages)172 people left tips
62%
think this method is worth it
51%
think this method works well
23%
think this method is a hassle
  • Take it in the night if you can, it will make you sleepy. Always take with food at first, the nausea was really bad for the first few weeks
    21
    Woman
    A few months
    Depression
  • I only get nauseous if I miss a dose by more than a couple hours. Missing a day means very deep depression. Worked better for me than Citalopram
    23
    Man
    A year or so
    Depression
  • If I ever took it late, I would get a terrible stomach ache that would last all day, no matter what I did. Only thing that helped was trying to sleep it off. Also killed my sex drive. Made me me more emotionally stable, but it felt flat.
    29
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Depression
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  • Be prepared for bad headaches, stinky sweating and muscle twitches when you first take it (different for everyone of course but my doc didn't tell me about these things).
    38
    Woman
    Two years or more
  • Works best with my depression than my anxiety.
    29
    Woman
    Depression
  • IF you take this, be forewarned. Make sure you take this medicine and do not skip doses. Doing so results in a "withdrawal" symptom of "brain zaps". Almost like little shocks when you move your head or eyes too fast.
    43
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Hot flashes, peri-menopause
  • Take it during the day before 1:00 pm because it gives you energy.
    52
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • hard to nap after second dose, so nap in a.m.
    56
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • Take with food in AM, same time each day. 1.5mg melatonin helps with insomnia experienced the first week of tx
    26
    Man
    A few months
    Anxiety