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Venlafaxine Hydrochloride

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3.6  Effectiveness
5.8  Side Effects
5.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 Venlafaxine Hydrochloride side effects and 5 Venlafaxine Hydrochloride benefits.

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Effectiveness of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 33.3% 25% 41.7% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 18.2% 63.6% 18.2% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 9.1% 72.7% 9.1% 9.1%
Confidence 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 9.1% 63.6% 27.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 27.3% 54.5% 18.2% 0%
Emotional Well-being 7.7% 7.7% 46.2% 23.1% 15.4%
Energy 9.1% 0% 45.5% 36.4% 9.1%
Eyesight 0% 18.2% 54.5% 27.3% 0%
Memory 8.3% 8.3% 50% 16.7% 16.7%
Mental Clarity 7.7% 7.7% 46.2% 30.8% 7.7%
Pain 9.1% 0% 81.8% 9.1% 0%
Patience 8.3% 8.3% 50% 33.3% 0%
Sexual Health 8.3% 8.3% 66.7% 8.3% 8.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 9.1% 81.8% 9.1% 0%
Sleep 0% 27.3% 36.4% 27.3% 9.1%
Stress Level 8.3% 8.3% 58.3% 25% 0%
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Commonly Reported Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 25% 50% 0% 0% 25%
Anxiety 11.1% 55.6% 33.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 75% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Change in Sex Drive 63.6% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 18.2%
Change in Weight 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Constipation 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Diarrhea 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Dizziness 37.5% 37.5% 25% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 25% 0% 25% 50% 0%
Dry Mouth 33.3% 33.3% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
Erectile Dysfunction 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 55.6% 11.1% 22.2% 0% 11.1%
Gas 25% 50% 0% 25% 0%
Headache 44.4% 22.2% 22.2% 11.1% 0%
Insomnia 55.6% 22.2% 0% 22.2% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 12.5% 37.5% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Nausea 37.5% 12.5% 12.5% 37.5% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 87.5% 0% 0% 0% 12.5%
Stomach Ache 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Blurred Vision 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 25% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Energy Loss 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Erectile Dysfunction 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 62.5% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Nausea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Seizures 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 62.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 25%
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Episodes since taking Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
Since taking Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 2.6%
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User Comments about Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
28 Sep 2010 I have been suffering from PTSD since 9/11 and I have been through different trials with other meds and venlafaxine has been the only one that has stabilized my mood.
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07 Nov 2009 When I forget to take it on time, I get little "electric" shocks, I used to get them when I was starting on the medication as well. I don't really feel like it's doing much for me (if anything at all), I have it paired up with mianserin hydrochloride (20 - 30+ mg / day in the evenings depending on how tired I am - how much rest I've been skipping on previous days) which seems great. I don't think they complete each other, or are working as any kind of combination. But so far I've not got the courage to stop using the venlafaxine, although I have taken the dosage down to 1/3 of what I was prescribed.
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20 Mar 2009 This drug made me very very tired and then I would sleep for 24 hours at a time, then I started to have seizures.. so I came off it
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