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Cipralex

Rx
/ 18,962 posts
Other Names: Lexapro   Escitalopram   Sipralexa

Effexor

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/ 196,115 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 18,962 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 196,115 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... Read more on Wikipedia
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
I was treated for depression with Effexor and it worked very well. Subsequently , I developed a really bad insomnia. After many unsuccessful attempts with various drugs, my doctor gave me Cipralex and my life was instantly changed. I have been taking Cipralex for the last 3 years ( I am on 5 mg a day now) and I will never stop taking it. My doctor says some people simply do not produce enough serotonin ( like some people do not produce enough insulin ) which causes many problems. Now I sleep like a log, I am not carried away by my emotions and rages which I could not control before. I work much better. I am happy. My doctor says this is how I would be and feel if I naturally produced my serotonin.
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By Lass
December 26, 2013
Lass wrote
strattera and cipralex
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By Dawni
November 18, 2013
Dawni wrote
Cipralex VS. Remeron
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By eracer
November 3, 2013
eracer wrote
dry skin
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By eracer
October 29, 2013
eracer wrote
pain
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
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What patients are saying about Cipralex vs. Effexor

800 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
To Effexor After 5 months on Cipralex and Wellbutrin...
From Cipralex To Effexor After 5 months on ...and Wellbutrin i was put on Effexor 150mg with 300mg Wellbutrin ...is i feeling more depressed now the last few days on Effexor, i thougt a c...
Cipralex/Escitalorpram from Effexor/Venlafaxine. I shall...
...Take the plunge with the next one Cipralex/Escitalorpram from Effexor/Venlafaxine. I shall have a short drugs on holiday. Tomorrow I'm going to take some DXM to get ones self in perspective...
to cipralex? I've developed an allergy to something,...
...from effexor to cipralex? Anyone have any experience switching from effexor to cipralex? I've developed an allergy to something, so...
on effexor, but will be switching to cipralex, b/c of my...
...meds help with hot flashes... Effexor and Cipralex.  I'm on effexor, but will be switching to cipralex, b/c of my headaches from effexor. I have started to lose...
3 weeks before I got out I asked to be switched to cipralex...
...year I was hospitalized for 10 weeks and was put on 300 mgs of effexor. 3 weeks before I got out I asked to be switched to cipralex because it had less ...switching back to effexor... Sure wo...
recently switched from effexor to cipralex and I've noticed...
Cipralex I recently switched from effexor to cipralex and I've noticed a HUGE difference in my social anxiety, the effexor helped with my general anxiety symptoms but did nothing for...
no side effects when I was on the Cipralex either.  I...
...switched to Effexor from Cipralex about 8 months ...physical activity.  I suffered no side effects when I was on the Cipralex either.  I sometimes worry ...the doses on Effexor with no proble...
here, i am at 300 with 150mg Effexor. Wondring if i should...
...much here, i am at 300 with 150mg Effexor. Wondring if i should ...and up my dose on Effexor, have a really bad time after i went from Cipralex to Effexor its lik...
from Effexor to Cipralex and was also scared of possible...
I switched from Effexor to Cipralex and was also scared of possible side effects and of how I felt BEFORE I started any medication. By decreaisng the...
PRN, and just recently switched from the Effexor to Cipral...
...regulated, I believe 150 mg is around the \"standard\" for Effexor, however many people do just fine at a lower ...that PRN, and just recently switched from the Effexor to...
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