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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
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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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I'm 2 months in. Headaches were a very frequent side effect for me the first few weeks as was sleeplessness and irritability. The headaches and irritability went away. I'm still dealing with the sleeplessness. I have found that cardio really helps in that arena.
Kelly  |  November 26, 2014
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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 too had heartburn. Doc swore he didn't thimk it was from prozac. Get probotics 40mg and take it a few hours before your prozac. Laying down you may still feel some heat arise but it def puts it at a very tolerable level. Milk of magnesium works to treat the burn if you don't have probotics but its not nearly as effective.
Charlie  |  November 9, 2014
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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