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Effexor XR

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Other Names: Effexor   Venlafaxine

Trazodone

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Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
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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 Helen Melon
May 27, 2014
Helen Melon wrote
TRAZADONE STORY
Hey, I take this medicine. Ive been on it for about a month now. When you take it you have to have food in your stomach, never take it on an empty one it will make you really sick. Also once it kicks in you HAVE to lay down and do not get up. Youll feel your limbs started to get heavy like its hard to even lift your own arm. You do get a very weird kind of heavy floaty feeling. If you stand you can faint, pass out, or black out. The room does spin. I know it can be kinda scary the first time bu
Kayley  |  July 28, 2014
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By SCREWEDFORLIFE
February 18, 2014
SCREWEDFORLIFE wrote
DO NOT TAKE TRAZADONE--MY HORROR STORY!!!
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Patrick Do you work for the drug company ?
Class Action against Trazodone  |  May 31, 2014
I am a 16 year old female, I took Trazadone for the first time a few weeks ago, I wasn't prescribed but I'm diagnosed with insomnia so in desperate need I took 2 of my moms Trazadone pills, being stupid thinking that one wouldn't work but thinking that 2 would. That night I was already extremely stressed out from boy trouble and had very little if not any food in my stomach. About 15 minutes later I noticed the pills started to kick in and I felt like I had to throw up, from then I just decided
Helen Melon  |  May 27, 2014
LISA this is a dire t result of TRAZADONE. Reasearch the net and you will see MANY MANY men are impotent and cannot achieve a erection. When you view the litigation awards that total in millions to tens of millions depending on the case you can be DAM sure that those drug companies fought tooth and nail and LOST. If there was any chance this was just a coincidence you would not see men who have taken the same drug and have same side effect. And if read the warnings this directly states a side e
SCREWEDFORLIFE  |  May 22, 2014
I've been taking trazodone for sleeping. I've been on it for almost four years now. I've never had a bad experience or health issues. Are you sure it's the trazodone that is making you sick?
Lisa  |  May 22, 2014
I KNOW it was trazodone because my Urologist said so. If you take a look at TRAZODONE awards or lawsuits you will see awards for this same exact situation except not as many surgeries that settle in millions to tens of millions. I did my homework before I posted.
SCREWED FOR LIFE  |  May 21, 2014
Tried to say "not cheap" but ran out of space, I guess.
Kate  |  April 23, 2014
Trazodone does indeed cause priapism and this sounds like it could be related. Sadly, the doctor did not figure this out until the nerve damage had been done. For those with nerve pain, please google PEA Pure or Institute for Neuropathic Pain Netherlands. They have stuff in Europe for nerve pain and it can be imported now that the packaging has the proper English supplement facts on it. I have imported it and used it for nerve pain. It does help, but it takes awhile to kick in and it is not che
Kate  |  April 23, 2014
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?
Try getting another drug... We are after the FDA to have this drug removed
Class Action against Trazodone  |  May 31, 2014
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)
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 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

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though, so I take 125mg of Trazadone for that. Why did...
I do take Effexor XR daily, 75mg and have no problems on it. (3 1/2 years) It does NOT help me with sleep at all though, so I take 125mg of Trazadone for that. Why did you...
about starting Effexor XR again. Allergic to Wellbutrin and...
...in a search for Effexor XR which brought me to ...help for long. Trazodone does give me nightmares also. And I ...afternoon to see about starting Effexor XR again. Allergic to Wellbutrin and...
on ad's that DON'T have any sexual dysfunction side effects...
...on effexor xr for two weeks, and just got off it a few days ago. i go see the dr. tomorrow. i was wondering if anyone has any info on ad's that DON'T have any sexual dysfunction side effects. also...
I was prescribed Effexor XR (150mg) for Generalized Anxiety...
...prescribed Effexor XR (150mg) for ...tried splitting the trazodone in half with a pill splitter. That helped on both counts, ...with being drowsy in the morning because of the trazadone. Anyo...
XR 225mg. I have not experienced any side effects from...
...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 ...to Effexor XR 225mg. I have not experienced any side effec...
I'm also taking Effexor XR, lamictal and trazadone....
...me on Abilify. It has worked wonders for me. My depression is almost ...anymore. I'm also taking Effexor XR, lamictal and trazadone. So far this seems to be the best combination for me....
what effexor xr has done for me. It helped my marriage,...
...effexor xr has done for me. It helped ...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...
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...
trazodone knocks me out at night. It's GREAT for that...
...am on Effexor XR and also a tricyclic antidepressant for sleep: Trazodone. I don't know ...drugs because trazodone knocks me out at night. It's GREAT for t...
what effexor xr has done for me. It helped my marriage,...
...effexor xr has done for me. It helped ...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...
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