Cymbalta vs venlafaxine

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Avatar m tn Most of the drugs in that category do increase the odds of weight gain, but it's because you have more urges to eat not the drug just inceases your weight.. Here is the list I found on what works the best vs. the most tolerated drugs - not necessarily better drugs. It was printed in The Lancet, one of the most respected medical journals.
Avatar n tn I also know countless people that have failed to respond to Cymbalta, but did fine on Effexor. In a bare Knuckle brawl, I would give 10 to 1 odds in favor of Effexor VS Cymbalta. Effexor (Venlafaxine) can be rough to quit or "swap" if that time should ever come, but I will trade 5 years of total remission for the 3 months of Withdrawl I got from it any day.
Avatar m tn I've been on venlafaxine for about 5 years now and it has largely been a success. However, recently the pharmacy had changed the branding of venlafaxine quite regularly. It has gone from 37.5 mg Effexor to Teva and now to Viepax. These are the standard release tablets not XL or XR. I sometimes feel that it makes a difference when I do change but could be more psycho sematic. Are these brands the same tablet or does it make a difference?
Avatar f tn Desvenlafaxine ( Pristiq ) is a novel form of the isolated major active metabolite of venlafaxine, and is categorized as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It works by blocking the transporter "reuptake" proteins for key neurotransmitters affecting mood, thereby leaving more active neurotransmitters in the synapse. The neurotransmitters affected are serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
2107676 tn?1388977459 Your explanation of pregabalin vs. name brand Lyrica makes perfect sense, Pat, from what I've read. Seems as if Pfizer's patent is pretty much "locked in" until late 2018 which means only the ingredient "pregabalin" can be generically produced....NOT a generic likeness of the EXACT same drug. This may interest you: 'Is Pregabalin a Generic Lyrica?" "No, it isn't. Pregabalin is the active ingredient in Lyrica, not a generic version of the drug.
242516 tn?1368227505 A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
20003388 tn?1515169640 Provigil is the only stimulant type medication that keeps me awake and doesn't cause anxiety and or panic attacks. I do also take Prozac and Cymbalta but the Prozac and Cymbalta are blunting the effect of each other due to liver enzyme competition. I am tapering off the Cymbalta and will be asking for a dose increase of my Prozac tomorrow since I'm only on 20 mg.