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Effexor XR

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Other Names: Effexor   Venlafaxine

Prozac

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Other Names: Fluoxetine   Sarafem   Lovan   Prozac Weekly   Fontex
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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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
Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By toobit
September 30, 2014
toobit wrote
Prozac and hyperventilation
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By Sickwithpain
May 3, 2014
Sickwithpain wrote
Prozac and pancreatitus ???
Flares not glares lol
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
yes, I have ulcerative colitis, since stopping prozac.....I have no pain at all.....still have small glares but no pain! Life is soooo much better......now to get the doctor to believe me if I ever have to go back onto antidepressants
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
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By patomime
April 15, 2014
patomime wrote
prozac itchy scalp
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By Kenze
February 25, 2014
Kenze wrote
On Flouxetine(Prozac) For Depression And Bad symptoms in 2-4 days of taking it.
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By Martha
November 14, 2013
Martha wrote
Effexor and intrusive thought of suicide
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By sofia
October 24, 2013
sofia wrote
agresivness
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By HyperTyper
September 13, 2013
HyperTyper wrote
Effexor XR (skipping a tablet)
same with me, when I can snap out of the struggle of nightmares, I too am drenched with sweat. I am also quite sick. It only takes one missed dose
janie  |  October 9, 2014
I also have CRAZY dreams if I miss a dose. In my dream I'm always trying to get somewhere but never make it - until some horrible thing happens and I wake up soaked with sweat.
Marge  |  May 18, 2014
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By Maria
September 8, 2013
Maria wrote
Throat on fire!
I have the same pain. Any suggestions?
Michelle  |  October 7, 2014
I have switched from zoloft to prozac 40mg. I've been on it for almost 2 months. Within the past several weeks there are night I get Terrible heartburn after I take the capsule. I thought it was food I have been eating but being that I have Never in my life had heartburn issues and reading about other people's reviews on prozac and heartburn I think it may be from pill. It is a burning sensation coming from center of chest as if I have food stuck there. I also feel like I need to belch but can'
October 4, 2014
I used prozac 1st in the 80s. Started having stomach and ephogus and throat burning. Was treated for GERD. No improvement. When I finally discontinued Prozac the burning slowly went away. Stopped GERD meds for a couple yrs. Went back on Prozac and the severe burning started again after several days. Have stopped Prozac ... burning stopped. Prozac helped my depression and II really want to take but just can't endure the burning. Even kept me awake at night. Oh, when I told drs about they
linda  |  June 5, 2014
I also experienced the same burning sensation, when I swalloed the flouxetine pill, and it lasted for over two hours. I drank hot tea and coffee I thought thathot liquid helped releive the burning that I felt in my throat.
Samantha  |  April 5, 2014
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By Carriegeo
September 8, 2013
Carriegeo wrote
Trich/prozac
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By Brodie Burma
August 18, 2013
Brodie Burma wrote
4 Years off of Effexor XR 75mg
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What patients are saying about Effexor XR vs. Prozac

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only side effect I had. Then I had the ginomous weight gain...
...Effexor XR 75mg for 4 years. I always took my dose in the mroning on an empty stomach. It worked better for me. I slept alot the first two weeks.  That was the only side effect I had. Then I had t...
XR, and now that I know about the withdrawal problems...
...years ago. That's when I started taking Effexor XR, and now that I know about the withdrawal problems, I want to get ...own time-frame. I loved Prozac. The rest of them didn't help and Paxil...
xr but I switched to prozac for the surgery. I've lost...
...gained alot of effexor xr but I switched to prozac for the surgery. I've ...surgery yet) on prozac so I don't ...of people losing weight on ...
am now taking Effexor XR, and it has worked wonders for my...
...estrogen? Also, I am now taking Effexor XR, and it has worked wonders for my peri-menopausal ...too, and has no problems with it, but she had the bladder problems from Prozac like you...
In fact I am switching from Effexor XR back to Prozac....
Prozac has helped me in the past...for anxiety ...am switching from Effexor...
because the prozac gave me too many problems with clenching...
...on generic prozac for 2 weeks only and switched to effexor xr because the prozac gave me too many problems with clenching my jaw. The 37.5 mg effexor xr gave me the weirdest dreams. They subsided ...
150 mg taken in the morning. I love that this drug is great...
...been switched from Prozac to Effexor XR. My current dose is 150 mg taken in the morning. I love that this drug is great for ...am having with the titration is being sick to my stomach after...
and am feeling the same thing you were...racing thoughts...
...I am on Effexor XR 300mg and am feeling the same thing you were...racing thoughts and jaw clenchin...
For me, Effexor XR was much better for sexual...
...to combat sexual side effects on Prozac and it helped significantly. For me, Effexor XR was much better for sexual side...
it managed my symptoms the best. Then I had a heart attack...
...30lbs with Prozac although it managed my symptoms the best. Then I had a heart attack in 2001 and started working out. I am taking 150mg of Effexor XR and have...
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