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Effexor vs. Topamax for Depression

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Effexor

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/ 196,105 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Topamax

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/ 97,238 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 196,105 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
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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December 1, 2013
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September 10, 2013
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September 6, 2013
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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.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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August 30, 2013
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Increased weight, and memory problems
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Topamax

2,235 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
of trying to stop Effexor and start Topamax . And it has...
...related more to other meds and not my thyroid. I'm in week two of trying to stop Effexor and start Topamax . And it has been an interesting week so far. Which I think is why i wanted...
doctor was going to taper my Effexor as we raised my topamax...
I am having flu-like symptoms -- likely from Effexor ...to read any, knowing my doctor was going to taper my Effexor as we raised my topamax. Aren't I being nice to...
trying to come down off Effexor and go up on Topamax to...
...is tweaking my meds. We're trying to come down off Effexor and go up on Topamax to see how that works....
on Topamax, and is going to add the Effexor. what dosages...
...Effexor. what dosages are you guys on out of curiosity? I saw your response on the other post, but didn't want to hijack that persons thread, so I'll follow-up here. Dr. Hain suggested taking th...
to the neurologist and he changed my medication to Effexor...
...Topamax for the migraines. This medication worked for the next four years or so (after I got u to a 200mg dose). Late last year I began experiencing severe migraines again. Then in the...
now, doing about the same, and probably going to add Effexor...
...the topic of jumpy shaky vision. are you still about the same? I am on Topamax right now, doing about the same, and probably going to add Effexor at a low dose. I...
field). Has anyone used Effexor? How long did it...
Doc Switched Me From Topamax To Effexor Today. Anyone Use It? I ...no relief at all from Topamax. In fact, my headaches seemed ...technology field). Has anyone used Effexor? How long did it...
for depression and hot flashes after coming off of Topomax...
Someone told me she was on Effexor for depression and hot flashes after coming off of Topomax but that her doctor said that it was used ...on or have been on Effexor and how it worked for...
on it for 4 weeks), I think I'm going to give the Effex...
...felt after having ditched the Topamax (didn't feel better on that - but have been worse than ever since cutting it out after being on it for 4 weeks), I think I'm going to give the Effexor...
your driving being improved with topomax??? Can you please...
...about your driving being improved with topomax??? Can you please ...up caffeine. I hear topomax really helps with the motion problems and my doctor is going to add it soon to my Effexor. I just...
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