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Effexor is another type of antidepressant - it works in a different way and it is extremely helpful to me. There are two types. Effexor Extended Release XR and Effexor. It is one that you have to work up to the thereputic dose, and can not stop cold turkey.

I've never had side effects with it, unless I went 3 days without it. I got dizzy..

It has never caused me to go into mania.
Here is some information that I have done regarding the types of medication and the listed FDA side effect information.

+++This is not advice or endorsement by Tony72++++ just info.


Medications Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Depression


Medication class Medication Brand names How it
works in
the brain Some possible side effects May
interact
with
Selective
serotonin
reuptake
inhibitors
(SSRI)

Citalopram
Escitalopram
Fluvoxamine
Paroxetine
Fluoxetine
Sertraline

Brand Names
Celexa®
Lexapro®
Luvox®
Paxil®
Prozac®
Zoloft®


Norepin-
ephrine
and
dopamine
reuptake
inhibitors
(NDRI)



Bupropion Wellbutrin®
Wellbutrin- SR®


+norepin-
ephrine
+dopamine


Serotonin
and norepin-
ephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)


Venlafaxine
Duloxetine
Brand Names
Effexor®
Effexor XR®
Cymbalta®


+serotonin
+norepin-
ephrine