Generic Name: Efudex
What is Efudex?
Keep taking effexor for at least six weeks before you give up. The effects at first can be very disheartening, but they will should improve. I have been taking 300mg for about 2 years now along with wellbutrin xr and I feel great. I have never had a problem with rashes or stomach discomfort or even headaches.
I have gained some weight but I lost some in the beginning. I am really happy on it and it has been great for me and my family. Sandra, mom of 3 and teacherI have been taking Effexor for over 3 yrs. The first 2 weeks were terifying, but I was encouraged to "hang in there" I was impressed with the drugs' ability to supress my suicidal thoughts and to ease my ADD for the first time in my life.
You see, while on this "head crack" I did things that I would have NEVER done in a million years.
Advise patients, their families and caregivers to look for the emergence of suicidality, worsening of depression, and other psychiatric symptoms anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia, psychomotor restlessness, hypomania, mania, other unusual changes in behaviorespecially early during treatment and when the dose is adjusted up or down.
Such symptoms should be reported to the patient's prescriber or health professional, especially if they are severe, abrupt in onset, or were not part of the patient's presenting symptoms. Advise patients taking Effexor XR not to use concomitantly other products containing venlafaxine or desvenlafaxine. Patients should be advised that taking Effexor XR can cause mild pupillary dilation, which in susceptible individuals, can lead to an episode of angle closure glaucoma.
Pre-existing glaucoma is almost always open-angle glaucoma because angle closure glaucoma, when diagnosed, can be treated definitively with iridectomy. Open-angle glaucoma is not a risk factor for angle closure glaucoma. Patients may wish to be examined to determine whether they are susceptible to angle closure, and have a prophylactic procedure e. Advise patients not to stop taking Effexor XR without talking first with their healthcare professional.
Caution patients about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles, until they are reasonably certain that Effexor XR therapy does not adversely affect their ability to engage in such activities.
Advise patients to notify their physician if they develop allergic phenomena such as rash, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Effexor XR contains spheroids, which release the drug slowly into the digestive tract.
The insoluble portion of these spheroids is eliminated, and patients may notice spheroids passing in the stool or via colostomy. Patients should be informed that the active medication has already been absorbed by the time the patient sees the spheroids.
How should I take Efudex?
And yes I do understand why doctors are hesitant to prescribe these things, they only treat the symptoms and not the cause, they can cause people to become dependant on them, have bad withdrawals etc. And I think this is a big problem that people who can't get useful medications then turn to whatever they can get out of desperation to try to help which can be a hell of a lot worse. No I haven't been on any other anti-depressants, just the Venlafaxine, which may not be the best one for me, I will speak with a psychiatrist about other options.
Thanks again for the replies. And oh after months of barely sleeping I have now had 3 good nights sleep in a row. I hope by now you have had the visit with a psychiatrist who is able to give you good and useful information about this drug, as well as helping you with anxiety. At the beginning of May my medications were changed from Citalopram 40mg and Amitriptyline 10mg to Venlafaxine-XR.
What should I avoid while taking Efudex?
Comment Cancel Comment Upvote - 0 Message exceeded the 8000 character limit Comment Comment Probably I've been on Effexor for a few months and it hasn't done a thing for me. Comment Cancel Comment Upvote - 0 Message exceeded the 8000 character limit Comment Comment anonymous9264 I don't know if this helps much.
It is my life saver. It is a miracle. Tried many other anti-depressants, most with awful side effects. Effexor is the right one for me.
Efudex side effects
JanicecI have been on Effexor for 1. I HAVE BEEN ON EFFEXOR FOR 15 MONTHS. I GOT OFF OF IT FOR THREE MONTHS BUT QUICKLY GOT BACK ON IT BECAUSE LEXAPRO DID NOT WORK AS WELL FOR ME. WITH ALL THE SIDE EFFECTS OF GETTING ON AND OFF OF IT, NOTHING HAS MADE ME FEEL AS GOOD OR SLEEP AS GOOD AS EFFEXOR. My Saturdays without my kids go something like this: Wake up, eat, watch shows taped Friday night while I was out, nap for 4 hours, get up, eat maybe watch a little TV, sleep, Hello Sunday.
This isn't getting any better, and after reading these posts I can't help but wonder if taking this pill is worth it. What good will it be to be "happy" again if I'm sleeping through Life. I am 30 years old, have always been very active in mountain sports, ironman, triathelons, skiing etc.
Common Efudex ide effects may include:
Q: How do I go about getting off of Effexor ER 75mg.
Treatment with Effexor XR and any concomitant serotonergic agents should be discontinued immediately if the above events occur, and supportive symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
It saved my life, I was ready to go until FX was prescribed.
Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
The weight gain stopped the moment i discontinued the medication, but it's not going anywhere either. Posted by: IN SEATTLE at September 21, 2006 12:02 AM I am trying to "wean" my self off of Effexor, which I've been taking for over two years.
One of the noticeable symptoms I'm experiencing include "electric Shock therapy" types of symptoms and a little vertigo.
Where can I get more information?
I believe anti-depressants worked for me and would encourage people to use them during depression.
Report any new or worsening symptoms right away.