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Effexor

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Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Fluoxetine

Rx
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Other Names: Prozac   Sarafem   Lovan   Fludac   Prozac Weekly
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 195,941 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 38,129 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
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 Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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November 14, 2013
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September 10, 2013
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In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Fluoxetine

789 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
the side effects of the effexor could be magnified,...
...from fluoxetine to effexor.   Pyschiatrist has warned that because of the fluoxetine, the side effects of the effexor could be magnified, so to be aware of that. Hot flushes also form my panic...
suicidal feelings from my 5 - 10 mg fluoxetine updose trial...
...my doctor gave me months ago when I started getting terrible anxiety a few months after my switch from Effexor to fluoxetine. I never touched it till I started to get suicidal feelings from my...
switching me from 75 mg effexor to 40 mg fluoxitine. I am...
I'm feeling a wicked withdrawal from effexor right now too. My doc is switching me from 75 mg effexor to 40 mg fluoxitine. I am light headed ...my stomach. But effexor is not helping anymore, go...
effexor didn't have so many side effects, I would probably...
...the side effects. Since it has a short half life, if I missed a dose, I would feel so rotten. I'd get flu like symptoms and feel so sick. I was taking so many days off work because of it. I switche...
gradually reduced my dosage and switched to 40mg fluoxetine...
...fluoxetine in between. I only went up to 150mg of effexor, and gradually reduced my dosage and switched to 40mg fluoxetine. It was hard, in respect to side effects o...
liquid. I am changing over from Effexor.Had effoxor...
...Water is great for taking away tiredness. I have fluoxetine liquid. I am changing over from Effexor.Had effoxor Since 1995. I know what all the side...
liquid. I am changing over from Effexor.Had effoxor...
...Water is great for taking away tiredness. I have fluoxetine liquid. I am changing over from Effexor.Had effoxor Since 1995. I know what all the side...
sure,but i was on fluoxetine last year and then lamotrigine...
...for sure,but i was on fluoxetine last year and ...the fault of the fluoxetine,and was switched to effexor.i continued to gain weight ...so am now tapering off the effexor onto sertaline.since...
dosage of fluoxetine daily. Switched to Effexor to try and...
...a tiny dosage of fluoxetine daily. Switched to Effexor to try and cover the hot flashes too but the dreams were so vivid I would wake up exhausted. Back to fluoxetine. Sleeping better again...
stop taking the Effexor and start the Prozac ..............
...Venlafaxine (Effexor) but couldn't tolerate the side effects, so my Dr decided to switch me to Fluoxetine (Prozac). He told me to simply stop taking the Effexor and...
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