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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 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)
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By Maria
September 8, 2013
Maria wrote
Throat on fire!
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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medication change from Effexor XR to Prozac because of High...
...Prozac because of High blood pressure and high liver enzymes. Also changed my bp med over to Lisonipril /hzt ......I am going to have more blood tests on July 9th. My liver problems have normally...
until recently when my Doctor switched me to Effexor XR...
...Hashimoto's disease since I was 8 years old and did not know much about the disease or Synthroid until ...was taking Prozac until recently when my Doctor switched me to Effexor XR. I have...
thoughts and jaw clenching. I'm trying to switch to Prozac...
...Effexor XR 300mg and am feeling the same thing you were...racing thoughts and jaw clenching. I'm t...
recently re-drop Effexor XR to switch to Prozac but that is...
...am presently taking 400mgs of Seroquel and I ...did recently re-drop Effexor XR to switch to Prozac but that is ...Seroquel at night, my Sleep Apnea helps me sleep....
2 mos old). I was on Prozac 40mg/day and my dr. recently...
Effexor XR Since my youngest was born ...on Prozac 40mg/day and my dr. recently switched me to Effexor XR b/c the Prozac just wasn't doing the job. I also have to take Valium (5mg) for panic...
I was on 75mg for the last two months (switched from prozac...
...XR --- weaning off I was on 75mg for the last two months (switched from prozac ).  I did not like the side effects and dependancy of the Effexor .  If I missed ...1 I had headache mostly.  Day 2...
all have experienced on Effexor XR and it's effects when...
...and it's effects when trying to get off of it. I have recently been placed on Effexor XR after using Prozac (small success)and Paxil(better, but seemed to become ineffective after 2 years). I...
to this. My PCP switched me to Effexor XR in hopes it would...
...jaw clenching (TMJ) on Effexor XR? I quit generic prozac after three weeks due to this. My PCP switched me to Effexor XR in hopes it would ...this symptom. I started Effexor XR almost a month ag...
has helped me in the past...for anxiety and obsessive...
Prozac has helped me in the past...for ...In fact I am switching from Effexor XR back to Prozac. Jocor I just ...I am also taking my Prozac around 4pm, and I have...
recently was switched from Prozac to Effexor XR. So far, I...
...seemed like with all the SSRI's I tried (Lexapro and Prozac especially) my hunger was never satisfied. Now that I'm taking Effexor, food just doesn't have the appeal it once did. I mean, I get...
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