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1378325 tn?1285350225 The problem is, I now take the extended release Effexor and the supposed generic for this med is $70 more than the brand name Effexor ER. How could a generic subsitute be more expensive than the brand name, just doesn't make any sense to me. If I chose to take the non-extended release generic Venlafaxine, it would be $80 cheaper than the Effexor ER. I couldn't seem to get any answers about this from Express Scripts. I have never heard of a generic med costing more than the brand name.
Avatar n tn I hav taken Effexor Hcl 150 mg generic called Venlafaxine HCL ER Capsules 150mg, for years. A new doc wrote for the same medication in tablet form by mistake instead of the caps. Will it work the same for me?
1110049 tn?1409405744 Some medications are famous for having differences in efficacy from brand to generic, and Effexor is one of them. A LOT of people cannot either tolerate the generic or it doesn't work for them like the brand does. I'm just so glad you insisted to be switched back. :0) Awesome!
Avatar f tn //www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/62215-generic-vs-brand-name-for-effexor-xr/ http://www.*************.com/anxiety/c/question/69804/36013 http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Depression/is-generic-venlafaxine-the-same-as-effexor/show/1094320 I emailed my doctor to swap me over to the Brand Name Effexor no matter what it costs and I'm hoping he is okay doing so. I will let everyone know how this all turns out!
Avatar f tn Last time this all happened I had another coverage issue with my insurance that caused me to not get a refill in time to prevent all of this. Now that Effexor has a generic the doctors no longer have samples to fill in the gaps with. Leaving people like me to deal with the withdraws until the insurance can be settled. Effexor has quite a hefty price tag. With all of this said. I am again faced with the decision to discuss with my Dr. what to do now that my symptoms are surfacing again.
Avatar m tn SO I DECIDED TO GO BACK AND HE ACTUALLY GAVE ME 10MG OF PROZAC TO OFFSET THE WITHRAWL FROM THE EFFEXOR AND IT WORKED!. HE TOLD ME TO TAKE ONE DAY OF 37.5 EFFEXOR, AND 10MG OF PROZAC. THEN FOR 3-5 DAYS TAKE JUST THE 10MG OF PROZAC. I FELT A LITTLE SICK STILL GETTING OFF THE EFFEXOR WITH THE PROZAC BUT IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS BAD. THE REASON HE GAVE THE PROZAC TO OFFSET THE EFFEXOR SIDE EFFECTS IS BECAUSE PROZAC HAS A MUCH LONGER HALF LIFE THAN EFFEXOR.
Avatar m tn has there been any studies in to the difference between the generic forms of venlafexine (alventa) (vexarin) ie the bioequivalence standards or is it only (effexor vs generic)
Avatar n tn Hi. I'm on tamoxifen so I can't take any meds which inhibit cyp2D6 enzymes. I've been on almost ALL SSRI ( Effexor, lexapro, celexa, nortriptyline, fetzima, & viibryd) & my depression worsens with them (suicidal thoughts, etc). The only one that has helped is remeron but every time I've had to return to remeron I gain weight. I'm usually 110-112 and eat very well & workout almost everyday.
Avatar f tn but it's a tad more complicated than is appropriate for this forum) There has been a VERY long lived debate about the efficacy of generic vs brand name meds. For most people, they seem to be able to use either interchangeably with little or no difference in the effectiveness. For other people, they report a BIG difference in the effectiveness of the generic and have to stick with a brand name, sometimes even a specific brand name. Some meds have more of a reputation for this than others.
1796524 tn?1315590087 Watch out for "CR", "XR" and "SR" versions of meds. As far as I know, only Wellbutrin "CR" and Effexor "XR" are superior than the originals. I was taking 6mg's of Klonopin/day for many years before swiching to Xanax, also 6mg's/day. I suffer severe anxiety, and although the K-pins were O.K., they took too long to work and didn't stop panic attacks. Xanax starts working in about 20 minutes and will kill a panic attack in it's tracks.
Avatar n tn Has anyone taken Effexor and, if so, did you experience any weight related side-effects. I am worried about gaining weight and will not take this medicine until I find out. I'm just scared because SSRIs cause gain. Even though this is not an SSRI, it could cause weight gain.
Avatar n tn My husband will be going on antidepessants and I would like comments on Lexapro and Lexapro vs Effexor Xr. All comments are heplful. Thank you!
Avatar n tn I just tried Wellbutrin because I read that it had fewer side effects than others and may help lose weight (and I had just tried Cymbalta and Effexor and didn't like the side effects)...I was a little hesitant to try Wellbutrin since I had success with Prozac in the past, which works on Serotonin (like Zoloft) and Wellbutrin works on Dopamine (a completely different drug)...
Avatar f tn However, last year when I switched jobs and insurance companies, there was no way around it. The generic just came out this year, but even with insurance the co-pay was still $100. I hope that the Celexa works for you, though. The people I know who have taken it haven't had any side effects from it. Let us know!
Avatar m tn From so much that I've read, so many people say the Klonopin (I actually am now on the generic, which is clonazapem) caused severe depression, and they had a horrible time getting off of it. I went inpatient in July '06, due to the severe depression, and questioned the "professionals" on the possibility of the long-term use of klonopin possibly CAUSING my problems. They just added Lexapro, which didn't work, as all anti-depressants make me extremely hostile, which isn't good.
Avatar n tn Slight side affect for me is that it takes a while, in the morning, to feel like my brain is finally connected. For my antidepressant I take Effexor HCL ER am/pm 150mg. I tried abilify, busbar, Zoloft and others that just did not agree with me or treat my symptoms adequately. Have been on the Effexor for over 20 yrs. As for my severe anxiety, I have only used and been on Klonopin (generic Clonazepam). While I started at 1mg 3 x day, I am now on 2 mg 3 x day for over 20 years.
Avatar n tn The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well. So, you can see, I'm a mess as far as anxiety issues go! Can you shed some light on Xanax XR vs plain old Xanax? Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn I went to get a higher dosage of Wellbutrin XL today and they gave me Budeprion xl 300 mg. They told me they now have the generic form which is cheaper. I was wondering if this will make a difference compared to taking the brand name? Wellbutrin 150 has worked wonders for me and now they give me this budeprion. I just want to know if it's the same thing, more importantly, work the same?
Avatar n tn Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
Avatar f tn Another antidepressant good for anxiety is Effexor. This is an SNRI which is slightly different from Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, etc. It is both a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor which acts as a dual combatant for anxiety.
Avatar m tn But they wanted to see what had the best effect so they even tried me on Effexor XR, I just switched overnight and actually was okay except for a few minor side-effects. I then had the crazy idea, after five years I decided maybe I should quit this stuff all-toghether? I had been on the Effexor for several months at this point, and felt okay for the most part but didn't want to be dependant on this type of stuff for the rest of my life. I was worried about what the long term effects might be.
746058 tn?1248348265 Im still up in the air about whether or not this is the method I agree with or if I should go with Effexor (which my other doc suggested) or take the Effexor and the Xanax as needed. I was idner the impression Xanax was a "rescue" drug only but he assured me that it can be used daily. I did get the impression that it would be used daily for the immediate future to get me through my days and couple it with talk therapy.
Avatar m tn Has there been any changes made to your dose lately? Any change in the manufacturer (ie..generic vs brand?), did you miss any doses? More information would be helpful. Phig....the OP's dose isn't abnormal or too much at all. FYI.
1110049 tn?1409405744 This effect eliminates the spikes and fast drops from the drug in Effexor XR which is Venlafaxine. In shot this is why most people prefer Effexor XR vs Venlafaxine even though they are the same active chemical. Did I explain that good enough?
Avatar m tn TEVA is currently under its second investigation by the FDA after reports of their generic for Wellbutrin XL "not working properly." I didn't know Effexor had a generic already. I was taking this until December 2009, and I was getting the brand name only- for 37.5, 75, and 150 mg capsules. You really would have to try both to see if one truly works best for you.
Avatar f tn My psychiatrist wants me to try this new anti-depressant. I am currently on Effexor. Has anyone taken Pristiq and how did they do on it? Thanks!