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Effexor

Rx
/ 196,911 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Lexapro

Rx
/ 216,459 posts
Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Sipralexa   Nexito
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 196,911 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 216,459 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
Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... Read more on Wikipedia
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By miss dinguette
March 31, 2014
miss dinguette wrote
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
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By Lauren
February 17, 2014
Lauren wrote
Lexapro and Hiccups
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.
Jamie  |  April 21, 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 Amanda
November 27, 2013
Amanda wrote
Antidepressants I
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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
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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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Lexapro

12,231 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I switched to Lexapro 20 8 weeks ago and did quite well but...
...Effexor 75 but my Doc upped my dose to 150 and i hated it... i had the worst night sweats immaginable... i also had restless leg syndrome... enormous weight gain... ...to Lexapro 20 8 weeks ago ...
i was on 75mg of effexor and switched to lexapro 10mg, took...
...on 75mg of effexor and switched to lexapro 10mg, took...
and I went back to lexapro and now I am transitioning...
...lexapro to effexor but he effexor raised my blood pressure (a side effect of effexor) and I went back to...
me. The Lexapro seems to be doing a really good job for me-...
I was on Effexor for 6 months then changed to Lexapro- the Effexor just wasn't working for me. The Lexapro seems to be doing a really good job for me- fewer side effects, only bad...
did take lexapro before this and had no side effects or any...
...did take lexapro before this and had no side effects or any ...great for me but everyone responds differently to meds. The effexor has really helped me and I too dread the day...
lexapro worked for my OCD but stopped after about 3 months....
...lexapro worked for my OCD but stopped after ...I still had panic attacks and really attacking thoughts on lexapro. I switched to effexor and it works alot better, i felt that lexapro just kind o...
a few months ago. I like the lexapro better but I think the...
...I just switched from Effexor 225mg to Lexapro 20mg a few months ago. I like the lexapro better but I think the Effexor did better with my panic attacks. Overall I like the Lexapro better though, le...
tried Effexor ,cymbalta ,lexapro and have problems taking...
...help. I have tried Effexor ,cymbalta ,lexapro and have problems taking them. ...antidepressant that does not have a lot of side effects. Effexor raised my blood ...with Cymbalta. Lexapro gave...
lost about 8 pounds on Lexapro, but it quit working for me...
...8 pounds on Lexapro, but it quit ...and when my MD switched me to Effexor I gained at least 5 pound...
on Lexapro and it gave her the exact same side effect. Her...
...was on Lexapro and it gave her the exact same side effect. Her Dr ...effect. Once she switched to Effexor, it went...
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