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Effexor vs. Latuda for Depression

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Effexor

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/ 201,599 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Latuda

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/ 9,117 posts
Other Names: lurasidone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 201,599 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 9,117 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 MommaandBabyT
July 13, 2014
MommaandBabyT wrote
Latuda and Pregnancy
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By supermomsue
June 7, 2014
supermomsue wrote
Latuda is the best thing to take while pregnant!!!!!
No, Latuda is NOT recommended for pregnant women. It has not been determined yet whether or not it can affect a developing fetus.
Sharon  |  November 11, 2014
Hi, I'm so excited for you and your family!! I am also on Latuda and have had a great pregnancy so far, it sounds like your pregnancy was great too and I have another question for you, I noticed on my prescription bottle yesterday that it said Latuda could cause the baby severe withdrawals, did you have an issue with this? I would love to hear from you, Thank you in advance!
MommaandBabyT  |  July 13, 2014
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By AUBREE
May 20, 2014
AUBREE wrote
meds
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By mk
April 16, 2014
mk wrote
provigil vs. adderall for ADD and bipolar
Provigil is long term sustaining so is Nuvigil. Nuvigil is designed with the purpose to increase short term, long term memory and increase awareness and increase concentration.
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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I was first treated with Cipralex, for Depression NOS, but it made me numb/depressed after 3 weeks. I eventually self-diagnosed with cylothymic disorder and my new pdoc has me on Effexor. It has almost instantly knocked out my ptsd. There are usually a couple days of exhaustion and restlessness when raising dosage. Despairing thoughts no longer frequent the mind. Course of treatment -1 year.
Spudz  |  July 5, 2014
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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This drug is horrible. It gave me a headache everyday for 6 weeks. I went off of it, and was extremely ill. I couldn't even get out of bed one of the days....sharp head pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea. DO NOT take this medication until you learn the withdrawal symptoms. Easing off of it slowly just prolongs the agony.
Sue  |  October 15, 2014
I concur wholeheartedly! "SO, don’t criticize Effexor because it didn’t give you what you were looking to get – embrace it because it takes you to a better place that you never knew existed. But you have to want to go there, to find your true self." Well said. By-the-by; I was recently rx'd a serotonin making drug called amyltriptaline- poof; brain favors it truly. Utopia might be some Mu receptors and Celebrex; then no unnecessary toil on my brain nor being nor spirit. Ah, but such is lif
dutchfish  |  June 13, 2014
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
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I was diagnosed with BPD and PTSD 22 years ago after a TBI. I've been on Effexor and Aderal since. I can't live without Effexor, it stabilizes my disregulated emotions but does nothing to stop the flashbacks. The only thing that I've found that will do that is Opium, which I don't want to go there, or some strains of canibis, which I do. I'm sill trying to find a pharma solution. My new research stream is that maybe adding Aricept might help. Anybody have any experience with that?
Chris  |  December 9, 2014
Does takeing covesyl lesson the effect of efexor
diane  |  August 26, 2014
wish you did too
August 20, 2014
I was on high dose effexor and also "lost" several years. I simply STOPPED taking this drug, and with the help/love/understanding of my wonderful lady, I have (so far) been able to function without it. For the first time in a long while, I am aware of what I am doing. It has been five LONG months, but..... I CAN DO IT!!
Russ  |  August 20, 2014
I can totally empathise with you I feel exactly the same - I am suffering from Anxiety & Depression have been taking venlafaxine and flupentixol for years and although I am much worse without the meds I still manage to embarrass myself on a regular basis to the point my eldest son is ashamed of me and doesn't care about me anymore. I worry constantly that the rest of my family will soon decide I am not good enough for them also and they will start to look down at me and decide to disown me, too
Diane  |  July 26, 2014
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.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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By drumrman
August 26, 2013
drumrman wrote
Latuda
Did you take seroquel
Jennifer  |  March 7, 2014
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get some rashes, so off that and immediately on Latuda. She...
...sweets cravings. THEN they put her on Effexor and she started to get some rashes, so off that and immediately on Latuda. She took herself off ...side effects with the Latuda, so after a few...
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...
of meds. I take Latuda and it begins to work the very next...
...am sorry about your pain. Have you tried, ...different combinations of meds. I take Latuda and it begins to work the very next day. I am on Wellbutrin, Effexor, Lamictal, Latuda and a small dose...
that the side effects are usually really strong (diarrhea...
...- thanks, I actually tried Latuda. My typical problem has been that the side effects are usually really strong (diarrhea and zombiness) that ...be open to trying Latuda or even Effexor again....
is actually the medication that has made me nauseous / vomit...
...of generic Effexor and Latuda. It's working really well for me. Latuda is actually the medication that has made me nauseous / vomit, but ...calories. Did your doctor suggest taking the Celexa...
me gain tons of weight… Been on Latuda for the last...
Effexor… The withdrawal systems were unbearable… Lithium… made me sick to my stomach… Seroquel… Made me gain tons of weight… Been on Latuda for the last six months...
incidents with others. Latuda is great. I wish I could...
...anti-depressants do not mix. My effexor story is in my sig, ...some similar incidents with others. Latuda is great. I wish I could ...doctor coded me as having schizophrenia so it was co...
amount with my hallucinations/paranoia/delusions....
latuda helped an incredible amount with my hallucinations/paranoia/delusions. and the minimal ...about both welly and effexor. the combo may be too activating for the latuda dosage?? that mig...
incidents with others. Latuda is great. I wish I...
...and anti-depressants do not mix. My effexor story is in my sig, ...had some similar incidents with others. Latuda is great. I wish I could ...doctor coded me as having schizophrenia so i...
I saw him he gave me Latuda to try. That's for bi-polar...
...doctor I've been seeing has 15 minute appointments for $90 and literally gives me drug samples to try every time I go. The last time I saw him he gave me Latuda ...took Effexor for years and I...
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