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Effexor vs Fluoxetine HCl

Effexor
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Fluoxetine HCl
Other name: Effexor XR Effexor XR
Other name: Prozac Prozac
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
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3.2
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
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1.4
Concern level
3.1
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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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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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Addiction
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal
1
Drowsy
1
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1
Decreased Libido
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1
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1
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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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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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months after my switch from Effexor to fluoxetine. I never...
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" ...(36-100 hour half-life) my doctor gave me months ago when I started getting terrible anxiety a few months after my switch from Effexor to fluoxetine. I never touched it ...till I started to get suicidal... "

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i read effexor has superior improvement rates compared...
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" ...as others, but still i read effexor has superior improvement rates compared to fluoxetine....... it's good at imroving mood, and keep away depression for me,... "

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again, so he put me on effexor, well I hated the fact of...
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" ...weight gain so much doc took me off, started having anxiety and panic again, so he put me on effexor, well I hated the fact ...fluoxetine, been day on fluoxetine and I've had no mind problems, just... "

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at I was glad to get back on Effexor again. By the...
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" ...share my own experience. I´ve sometimes tried to come off Effexor when it seems I´m ...got off Effexor by taking fluoxetine (Prozac) instead. After several ...back so strongly that I was glad to get... "

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only went up to 150mg of effexor, and gradually reduced my...
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" ...after the other. I had fluoxetine in between. I only went up to 150mg of effexor, and gradually reduced my dosage and switched to 40mg fluoxetine. It was hard, in... "

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was on Effexor too but kept on reading things ab...
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" Hi Janice, I was on Effexor too but kept on reading things about it being difficult to come off. I was so desperate not to be on medication at the time that I took... "

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was prescribed Venlefexine (efexor ) after Fluoxetine s...
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" ...I was prescribed Venlefexine (efexor ) after Fluoxetine stopped working for me. Im on day 3 now and up till now have felt no real side effects. I take them at ...know what to do. Has anyone else... "

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effect). I am now on effexor in the hope that it will...
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" ...anxiety without doubt, and fluoxetine even helped my depression. Unfortunately i had to stop taking fluoxetine (sexual side effects - I didn't have ...nasty effect). I am now on effexor in the hope that... "

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I am doing a lot better with virtually no side effects...
" ...Fluoxetine. I'm on Venlafaxine (Effexor) now and it's done wonders for me. I'm a little hungrier than normal but in comparison to where I was before I am doing a lot better with virtually no side... "

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effexor 150mg for 18 months. the med in general, worked...
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" I took effexor 150mg for 18 months. the med in general, worked well, but I couldn't handle the side effects. Since it has a short half life, if I missed a dose, I would feel so rotten. I'd get flu... "

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