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Effexor XR

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Other Names: Effexor   Venlafaxine

Trazodone

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Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 29,405 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 72,164 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Trazodone (also sold under the brand names Desyrel, Oleptro, Beneficat, Deprax, Desirel, Molipaxin, Thombran, Trazorel, Trialodine, Trittico, and Mesyrel) is an antidepressant of the serot... Read more on Wikipedia
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By SCREWEDFORLIFE
February 18, 2014
SCREWEDFORLIFE wrote
DO NOT TAKE TRAZADONE--MY HORROR STORY!!!
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I'm sorry to hear that you have had such pain and that your lifestyle has significantly suffered; however, I do not believe that trazodone has caused any of your problems. They were probably pre-existing and you only noticed them at around the time you took trazodone. I am no expert but it sound like a normal human mistake associating oneproblem with a coincidental (false) "cause".
Patrick  |  March 25, 2014
Why is it that you think that Trazodone caused this? There is nothing in your story that gives a correlation between the two. What is causing your scrot pain?
Hizze  |  March 25, 2014
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By Girl555
November 26, 2013
Girl555 wrote
does anyone know if it's a smooth transition from Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Trazodone?
I have the same swallowing problem with Trazadone but not a breathing problem. I don't eat after taking it and drinking water or milk isn't a problem. Might want to check the dose
Jarbwa23  |  February 7, 2014
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By Martha
November 14, 2013
Martha wrote
Effexor and intrusive thought of suicide
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By PG
November 10, 2013
PG wrote
Positive experience
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By Caroline
September 16, 2013
Caroline wrote
trazadone and swallowing problem
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By HyperTyper
September 13, 2013
HyperTyper wrote
Effexor XR (skipping a tablet)
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Great for gaining weight, bad for sleeping!
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By Brodie Burma
August 18, 2013
Brodie Burma wrote
4 Years off of Effexor XR 75mg
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By Maegan
August 1, 2013
Maegan wrote
trazadone & nausea
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What patients are saying about Effexor XR vs. Trazodone

598 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
zoloft to effexor xr back to trazodone, it seems like each...
...switched from trazodone to zoloft to effexor xr back to trazodone, it seems like each one becomes ineffective after a while, I am bipolar and also on ...from 100 mg of trazodone, yet the drug al...
a low dosage of Trazodone to the Effexor XR, and SOME of my...
...to 150mg of Effexor XR, and was completely exhausted all the time.  I also started having sexual side effects at that dosage, and my anxiety was not ...dosage of Trazodone to the Effexor XR, and...
meds. She changed me from lexapro to Effexor XR 75mg in the...
...shrink today and she changed 2 of my meds. She changed me from lexapro to Effexor XR 75mg in the a.m. She also changed my trazadone (for sleeping ) to Seroquel 100mg. Is anyone using Seroquel...
However I just had one of my meds changed to Effexor XR...
...like the trazodone because if I need to wake up in the middle of the night I can without feeling dizzy or sleepy with no side effects in the morning. However I just had one of my meds changed to...
effexor xr with tapering / alternateing then i tried prozac...
...it slowly.[/QU Very slowly!!! I have been trying to stop taking effexor xr with tapering / alternateing then i tried prozac had a reaction to ...better without adding the trazadone i'm wanting t...
now I take Effexor XR for the pain and Trazadone 150 mg....
...tremendously! It gave me dry mouth, so after about 10 yrs. I got tired of it and asked for anything that wouldn't make my mouth so dry. So, now I take Effexor XR for the pain and Trazadone 150...
through the day. I love what effexor xr has done for me....
...I love what effexor xr ...Trazadone, which I also love. I have very vivid dreams of which I can pick. How you ask? I chose what I want to dream of as I am falling asleep and I dream of it!!! ...
tremendously. he takes 100 mg Trazodone for sleeping. It...
...Effexor XR. He ...tremendously. he takes 100 mg Trazodone for sleeping. It seems the Buspar makes the Effexor XR...
through the day. I love what effexor xr has done for me....
...I love what effexor xr ...Trazadone, which I also love. I have very vivid dreams of which I can pick. How you ask? I chose what I want to dream of as I am falling asleep and I dream of it!!! ...
the day. I also take Trazadone to help me sleep at...
I have been on Effexor XR 150 mg for 2 years and take it at night about 9 p.m. It seems to help me rest and then ...the day. I also take Trazadone to help me sleep at...
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