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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Common Depression treatments discussed around the web
Prozac 73,346 Zoloft 73,020 Wellbutrin 63,178
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Effexor XR
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Prozac
Other name: Effexor (Effexor)
Other name: Fluoxetine HCl (Fluoxetine HCl)
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7 / 10
Satisfaction
31,261
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Depression
Anxiety
Pain*
Bipolar Disorder
Panic Attacks
GAD
Panic
Hot Flashes
OCD*
Major Depression
Social Anxiety
Mood Swings*
Fibromyalgia*
Migraines*
ADD*
ADHD*
Night Sweats*
IBS*
* Off label
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Depression
OCD
Bipolar Disorder*
Panic Attacks*
Panic
Mood Swings
PMS*
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Top Concerns
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Withdrawal
10
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
4
Dizzy
3
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Addiction
1
Sleepy
1
Drowsy
1
Suicidal
1
Nightmares
1
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Withdrawal
4
Addiction
1
Nausea
1
Suicidal
1
Dizzy
1
Suicide
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Sleepy
1
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About Effexor XR
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 ...
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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 ...
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" ...Effexor XR a few ...is different. I've been taking good old Prozac for years with no issues. P.S. DS patients should not take any XR (Extended Release) medication. It doesn't work for us... "

" Ally I'm on Effexor XR (seventy-five mg) and yes, it does seem to cause very weird dreams. Not as weird as ...ones I had while on Prozac but still *out there*. I hate it. I have been told... "

" ...be your experience.... My experience with Prozac was not good. I felt like a ...feelings entirely. I had problems sleeping, so I was ...of other ones, I ended up on Effexor XR which worked... "

" ...zoloft ...while and then stopped. Tried Prozac and had horrible side effects. So he wants to try this now with the idea that we will have to up to the max and Possibly add ambilify or something... "

" ...your experience.... My experience with Prozac was not good. ... [snip!] ... ...couple of other ones, I ended up on Effexor XR which worked wonderfully for me. I took Effexor for over a year.... "

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" ...I was put on Prozac, or the ...3 weeks) because I have these side effects. I was on effexor xr for 4 years and it worked well but I ...well. With the prozac I seem to have dry eyes and tir... "

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" I asked my Doctor to change me from Prozac, 40 mg a day to something that did not have the side effects I was seeing from Prozac (low sexual desire), he changed me to Effexor XR, 75 mg. to get rid... "

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" ...for everyone, but Prozac gave me headaches and tinnitus. Regular effexor made ...my head. Effexor XR is better. At higher ...word retreival problems. Vivid dreams have come with Prozac an... "

" ...first medication I was on was Effexor XR, which worked for me ...was put on Prozac, which worked for years until it pooped out. I tried a couple in between that didn't work until finding Paxil.... "

" ...weight on Zoloft and Prozac so I probably react differently to whatever chemicals cause that reaction. I'd love to find ...just started taking Effexor XR. I think it's going to work out OK, bu... "

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