Venlafaxine vs effexor xr

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Avatar n tn Efexor XR is (Extended release) Same as Effexor except it's designed to release gradually over a 6 to 8 hour period. It was developed a while after Effexor because some patients complained that the release was too rapid. The dosages are generally the same. The active ingredient "Venlafaxine" is identical in every way in both Effexor and Effexor XR. Only the actual delivery method is different.
1378325 tn?1285350225 If you are taking the Effexor XR you need to continue with it.the same dosage. The XR means it has an extended release and you get a leveled dose all day long. Changing to a regular form of effexor/venlafaxine would give you a one-time shot of the drug. I can't help with the pricing. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn Yes and No. Venlafaxine is the active chemical in Effexor XR, But notice the "XR" Short for Extended Release. Generic Venlafaxine has no time release properties, but there is now a Generic Extended Release formula of Venlafaxine now on the market. I used to take Effexor XR in the past. I know many people still on it and they report that they had a much better response to the name brand Effexor XR than with the Geneic Effexor XR.
Avatar f tn //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! The sad fact now is that after all these turn of events, my fiancé is content with just one baby.
Avatar m tn i am almost off of effexor after taking it for ten years. (150 mg effexor XR.) I didn't add any other medication as I decreased the effexor. I used a method I found online which made sense to me (http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/anti-depressants-withdrawal/introduction/). It also addresses the issue of the half life of the drug in your system which is significant if you've been on the time-released, apparently since it builds up to a greater level. Anyway. I hope the information helps you.
Avatar m tn 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 n tn iv been on effexor xr iv gained 50 lbs.my biggest concern for you is the withdrawl symptoms when stopping it.just 2or3 days without it is hell.moodswings ,headaces,vomiting,flu like feeling,hot flashes. please talk to your doc about that.they dont tell you when you start it.
Avatar m tn Suing a doctor is not going to get you better not to mention that it is not as easy as you may think. Effexor(Venlafaxine) is not narcotic or sedative it is a antidepressant(serotonine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and it is used to treat clinical depression,severe anxiety etc.All those meds have side-effects(all meds do) but you are using them for a specific indications balancing benefits vs risks. In my opinion...
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 f tn http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/03/04/pristiq-versus-effexor-xr/ Hope this helps you. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn was Effexor XR (venlafaxine). Never did Ambien, and from what you said, never will, either. . .I don't like blackouts, almost all mine were from alcohol, not drugs, though. My doc prescribed Trazodone at night for my own sleeping problems, but I almost never take them anymore. . .always feel too groggy and stoned the next morning.
479244 tn?1271567259 The trial included thirty patients with current Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) despite an adequate dose of a single Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), the most common class of antidepressants or venlafaxine (Effexor XR). The patients were given 800 to 1,600 mg of SAM-e over six weeks. The mean patient age was 48.4 +/- 13.0 years. The primary outcome test was the number of responders and remitters.
20003388 tn?1515169640 The worst thing I drink would be unflavored carbonated water. As far as my current meds, I take 40 mg Fluoxetine, 75 mg Venlafaxine XR, 150 mg Lamotrigine (down from 200, tapering off) 15 mg delayed release Lansoprazole and 100-200 mg a day of Provigil. I take a whole food (none of that chemical crap) multi-vitamin, 3000 mg a day high quality Omega-3, 5000-10000 IU per day Vitamin D3, 2500 mcg Vitamin B12, 200 mg chelated magnesium and 120 mg magnesium L-threonate and occasionally 2.