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Effexor vs. Latuda for Depression

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Effexor

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/ 195,866 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Latuda

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/ 6,275 posts
Other Names: lurasidone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 195,866 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 6,275 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
Lurasidone (trade name Latuda) is an atypical antipsychotic developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of schizophrenia on October 29, 2010 and is currently pending approval ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By judy
September 1, 2013
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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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August 26, 2013
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Latuda

83 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
depression feels better with the Latuda but my pdoc & tdoc...
...depression feels better with the Latuda but my pdoc & ...I'm manic today. I'm keeping on the Latuda for now, dropping my Effexor to 75mg & Nuvigil ...is not the Latuda adding t...
incidents with others.   Latuda is great. I wish I could...
...mix. My effexor story is ...others.   Latuda is great. I wish I could have stayed on it and gone up a dose, but the akathisia was too much to deal with. My doctor coded me as having schizophr...
amount with my hallucinations/paranoia/delusions.  and...
latuda helped an incredible amount with my hallucinations/paranoia/delusions.  and the minimal weight gain.......maybe ...and effexor. the combo may be too activating for the latuda dosage??...
incidents with others.   Latuda is great. I wish I could...
...mix. My effexor story ...others.   Latuda is great. I wish I could have stayed on it and gone up a dose, but the akathisia was too much to deal with. My doctor coded me as having schizophreni...
sometimes an hour or two after I take the Latuda, which...
...have been taking 40mg Latuda for about 4 ...I am also taking Effexor for negative symptoms. I do get the restlessness/inner anxiety sometimes an hour or two after I take the Latuda, which I t...
amount with my hallucinations/paranoia/delusions....
latuda helped an incredible amount with ...and effexor. the combo may be too activating for the latuda dosage?? I'm still on Latuda. I have extreme anxiety along with my schizoaffective disorde...
right now i'm trying to get off Effexor so I can sleep....
...now. I think I might have mentioned it before but I'm at 3.9mg, I plan on starting the 40mg Latuda in a short bit but right now i'm trying to get off Effexor so ...Thanks i'm on 20mg latuda. ...
right now i'm trying to get off Effexor so I can sleep....
...right now. I think I might have mentioned it before but I'm at 3.9mg, I plan on starting the 40mg Latuda in a short bit but right now i'm trying to get off Effexor so ...Thanks i'm on 20mg la...
and hope for the best. Second best being no rediculous sid...
...Latuda for one month. My doc is using it as a mood stabilizer. We r trying this newer one r/t my terrible side effects to most of the older ones. I am on smallest dose of 40 mg at bedtime. So far n...
because Seroquel/lithiul/Effexor are working pretty well,...
...Latuda is an antipsychotic, not an antidepressant, that's usually prescribed for Bipolar depression. Lara has a good tip with the lightbox. I always feel much worse with the coming of winter. At fi...
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