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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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Prozac 73,482 Zoloft 73,156 Wellbutrin 63,287
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Other name: Effexor XR (Effexor XR)
Other name: Topiramate (Topiramate)
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Mood Swings*
Fibromyalgia*
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Fibromyalgia*
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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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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...
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Withdrawal
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Weight Gain
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Nausea
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Dizzy
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Seizures
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Kidney Stones
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Burning
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Forgetfulness
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Suicidal
1
Hallucinations
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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 Topamax
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...
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" ...other depression and anxiety meds counteract painkillers? I am on effexor and topomax and am unfortunatly suffering from a undiagnosed ilness which causes severe pain. I was just put on oxycotin 20... "

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" I was on Effexor and Trazadone. I gained a weight on Effexor. The Trazadone helped me ...taking my meds. I am on Topamax 200 mg. daily and ...and that was the Topamax . So far no problems. I ha... "

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" ...am now taking topamax, risperdal,and effexor and it is working beautifully. I do have some psychotic features to my mania but it has also helped with the anxiety and the suicidal thoughts. I can... "

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" ...stabilization. I have clinical depression and atypical bipolar. The Topamax helps to augment the Effexor I take. I have almost no side effects. Higher ...I don't drink soda anyway, no groggines... "

" ...you have ever considered using Efexor instead of Zoloft? Hain uses Efexor only after Topamax fails. Efexor ...side effects. And you might get by on a much lower dose too than what you're putting... "

" ...for depression and had a bad reaction. For migraines I was on topamax and it worked great... "

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" ...I taked effexor rx and want to switch to something else. The effexor has caused weight gain and hair loss. Do ...substitute. Would topamax work... "

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" Effexor was causing me alot of problems too - especially gaining ...was on!! I'm only on 50mg of Topamax though and I don't have any... "

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" ...weight. On the topomax I do have memory loss, cognotive dulling, speech ...your doc. I am taking effexor with along with topomax. I have found that the topomax has really helped stabilied my moo... "

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" ...by my DR. He made MAJOR med changes - he reduced the effexor by half, discontinued the risperdal, doubled my ...One of the side effects of topamax is... "

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