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Effexor vs Topamax

Effexor
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Topamax
Other name: Effexor XR Effexor XR
Other name: Topiramate Topiramate
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2.8
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Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
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3.2
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
3.3
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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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1
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1
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1
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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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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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" ...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 mg from percs... "

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that was the Topamax . So far no problems. I have been on...
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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 have been on... "

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and am now taking topamax, risperdal,and effexor and it...
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" ...depression and 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... "

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clinical depression and atypical bipolar. The Topamax helps...
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" ...sleep and mood stabilization. I have clinical depression and atypical bipolar. The Topamax helps to augment the Effexor I take. I have almost no side effects. Higher doseages meant sleepless ...back... "

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ly after Topamax fails. Efexor works well apparently be...
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" Hi Howie, I was wondering if you have ever considered using Efexor instead of Zoloft? Hain uses Efexor only after Topamax fails. Efexor works well apparently because it works ...the tricyclics do but... "

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

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e a good substitute. Would topamax work better?Thank youDeb...
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" ...wanted for depression I taked effexor rx and want to switch ...to something else. The effexor has caused weight gain and hair loss. Do you have any... "

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

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

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opamax. One of the side effects of topamax is weight loss s...
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" ...prescribed it by my DR. He made MAJOR med changes - he reduced the effexor by half, discontinued the risperdal, doubled my wellbutrin and ...the topamax. One ... "

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