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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Effexor
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Lexapro
Other name: Effexor XR (Effexor XR)
Other name: Escitalopram (Escitalopram)
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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 ...
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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...
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About Effexor
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 ...
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About Lexapro
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...
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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... "

since I switched from Lexapro to Effexor I feel 100% better
" ...right away. I have no problems with it. As a matter of fact since I switched from Lexapro to Effexor I feel 100% better... "

be ok, I didn't get any side effects coming off of Lexapro
" ...Lexapro, due to my anxiety not improving and not being where I should be at yet. I am scared about when I go off it (if I do). I am going to be taking it long term th... "

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switching from the Lexapro due to the sleepiness/laziness?...
" Hello, I'm currently switching from Lexapro to effexor because I've gained about 20 punds in ...on 20 mg of Lexapro plus 37.5 mg of ...10/75 next week. Anyone else switching from the Lexapro du... "

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... "

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a little emotional about about week 5 eyes would tear...
" ...I had problems with Effexor , but low does of lexapro, working great! Didnt think I would need anything at first but was getting a little emotional about about week 5 eyes would tear up... "

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... "

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