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Effexor

Rx
/ 198,903 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Viibryd

Rx
/ 7,828 posts
Other Names: vilazodone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 198,903 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 7,828 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
Vilazodone (marketed as Viibryd) is an Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant developed by Clinical Data, Inc for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The chemical compound was originally developed by Merck KGaA (Germany).By 2... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sara312
May 23, 2014
sara312 wrote
Viibryd...good & bad
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By Soundhaven
March 19, 2014
Soundhaven wrote
Generic of Klopipin, Wellbutrin, and Viibryd
May I suggest you find a doctor who will help wean you off chemicals using natural amino acid and high levels of nutritional therapy?
andrea  |  April 6, 2014
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By brit25us
February 8, 2014
brit25us wrote
I can't remember anything anymore
Thanks for mentioning this. I've had memory issues for a while, but more so the last six months because of the Viibryd. Thanks again.
Chris  |  September 29, 2014
I forget things too, is it the drug or the deppression?
August 4, 2014
I'm the same.... I was thinking that I was old and cucu
Delmy  |  July 10, 2014
Stopped taking it back in July and still having memory problem
April 23, 2014
Had same problem
March 29, 2014
After a few weeks of being on the 40mg dose I noticed I was very forgetful, with little things, short term memory things....
Stacy  |  February 13, 2014
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By Another headache
January 30, 2014
Another headache wrote
Viibrid and heart racing
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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 Rebecca Gliserman
November 16, 2013
Rebecca Gliserman wrote
Nose bleeding with start of Viibryd. I have been on for 2 days.
Same here.
Lisa  |  September 19, 2014
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By Betsy
November 7, 2013
Betsy wrote
annequinlan55@aol.com
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By Hopeless
September 13, 2013
Hopeless wrote
PVCS and Inverted T waves on ekg after taking viibryd
I am in transition of getting of Effexor and currently on 30mg of vibbryd having hypertention and racing heart. pretty scarry.
Karen  |  August 16, 2014
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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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By DOROTHY
August 11, 2013
DOROTHY wrote
YOU CAN MIX NOT ALWAYS ONE DRUG IS THE ANSWER
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Viibryd

408 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
10 after building up for 10 days before. I had the nausea...
...Viibryd, but once the levels were higher with the Viibryd I have been feeling significantly better. I've been at full dose for about 10 after building up for 10 days before. I had the nausea,...
AD the first week. As for how I feel, it is more sedating...
...sexual side effects are gone since I stopped Effexor and started Viibryd. I had diahrea the first week then it stopped. Take Immodium AD the first week. As for how I feel, it is more sedating...
must say I am soooo much better on Viibryd. I had the same...
...Celexa, and Effexor, I must say I am soooo much better on Viibryd. I had ...(fatigue, huge weight gain) and TERRIBLE withdraw on Effexor. I have had absolutely no side effects on Viibryd. Not...
me to viibryd and I feel significantly better. Effexor...
...suicidal on Effexor. My doc switched me to viibryd and I feel significantly better. Effexor is a snri whereas viibryd is an ssri....
worse too and also makes me sick enough to miss class,...
Effexor made me suicidal, I had nightmares, and it made my ...the switch from it to Viibryd 3 ...that the Viibryd is kinda making my insomnia worse too and also makes me sick enough to miss clas...
free for 2 days and now I'm having terrible itching all over...
...75mg of Effexor now. I immediately felt better. I had been having terrible feelings of depression, paranoia, anxiety and ...been Viibryd free for 2 days and now I'm having terrible itching all...
A few months ago I switched to Viibryd, the nightmares are...
...nightmares for years while on effexor. A few months ago I switched to...
weaning! Then, I couldn't tolerate Viibryd, so now I'm only...
...on lexapro and effexor. Felt like I ...So, I weaned off of effexor while on ...weaning! Then, I couldn't tolerate Viibryd, so now I'...
of Effexor and was put on Viibryd by my new pdoc. I have...
...just got off years of Effexor and was put on Viibryd by my new pdoc. I ...worse that when I was on the Effexor. I am really irritable as well with no...
of Effexor and was put on Viibryd by my new pdoc. I have...
...just got off years of Effexor and was put on Viibryd by my new pdoc. I ...in fact it is worse that when I was on the Effexor. I am really irritable as well with no patience. I am calling...
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