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Effexor vs Lamictal

Effexor
VS.
Lamictal
Other name: Effexor XR Effexor XR
Other name: Lamotrigine Lamotrigine
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
for Depression
4.5
Concern level
3.4
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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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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Withdrawal
10
Weight Gain
4
Nausea
3
Dizzy
2
Addiction
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal
1
Drowsy
1
Seizures
1
Decreased Libido
1
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Nausea
1
Hair Loss
1
Suicidal
1
Drowsy
1
Paranoia
1
Acne
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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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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was real bad with me. I couldnt work out at all. i am...
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" ...know what else you're taking, but Lamictal works well for me. At it's lowest dose, it's an antidepressant and on it's mid level dose, it's an anti seizure... "

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quality of life? Effexor has helped me, I also take 37.5....
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" ...your quality of life? Effexor has helped me, I also take 37.5. My doctor added Lamictal and I feel like the person I want to be. Like the others have said, give it time... "

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" Hi, I am on Lamictal 200 mg, Wellbutrin SR and Topomax 50 mg (at night). (Plus a diet!!!) Doc said that the Wellbutrin SR, would do the trick,... "

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i had a very bad reaction to effexor. it made me so ill and...
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" i had a very bad reaction to effexor. it made me so ill and in a very ...dont bhave that happen tho. lamictal didnt work for me. and i know i... "

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100mg. No side effects. I was also on Effexor, which my...
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" ...I was at 100mg. No side effects. I was also on Effexor, which my doctor wanted ...me off of. So he began reducing my Effexor at the same time he increased my Lamictal. No side effects. Now I'm at... "

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