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Studies Suggest SSRI Side Effects but Do they Extend to Effexor?

Studies Suggest SSRI Side Effects but Do they Extend to Effexor? August 27, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
San Diego, CA Recent studies have suggested that SSRI side effects can affect infants, but questions remain about whether the same is true for Effexor side effects. Effexor is not an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), it is an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), so although there could be a risk of Effexor birth defects similar to those found with SSRI medication, less research has been done on these risks.
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Could Painkillers Reduce Effexor's Effectiveness?

Could Painkillers Reduce Effexor's Effectiveness? May 23, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY Although some people are concerned about the risk of Effexor side effects, including a reported increased risk of Effexor birth defects, many people do not question whether or not antidepressants such as Effexor are effective. Some studies, however, suggest that antidepressant medications are only slightly better than a placebo at treating depression, while other studies suggest that taking various medicines at once lowers the effectiveness of the antidepressants. All this makes it more difficult to determine whether the risks of Effexor side effects are worth the benefits.
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Did Effexor Cause Matthew's Death? The Questions Continue

Did Effexor Cause Matthew's Death? The Questions Continue April 17, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Kamloops, BC A little under two months ago, Matthew Schultz would have celebrated his second birthday. Two years of life for the child of a British Columbia family in Canada. However, Matthew never made it to two years. The sad reality is that Matthew lived only two hours when he was born on February 21, 2009. His mother had been prescribed Effexor. The suspicion is that Matthew died due to Effexor birth defects.
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Is Effexor As Effective As Studies Say?

Is Effexor As Effective As Studies Say? March 31, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA When it comes to using Effexor, patients often consider whether or not they will be subject to Effexor side effects, which reportedly include a risk of Effexor birth defects. They probably do not wonder whether Effexor venlafaxine actually works, because the belief is that a drug would not be prescribed unless it did work.
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Real People, Real Effexor Birth Defect Concerns

Real People, Real Effexor Birth Defect Concerns February 15, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL The emotion that exudes from the words of real people impacted by the dark side of Effexor remains far more palpable than dry statistics suggesting Effexor birth defects from the antidepressant venlafaxine. Real people, with real stories to tell about the Effexor side effects that visited them like an unwelcome guest.
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Should Pregnant Women Risk Reported Effexor Side Effects?

Should Pregnant Women Risk Reported Effexor Side Effects?	January 21, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA It is a question pregnant women who suffer from depression must face: should they take an antidepressant and risk the reported Effexor side effects or should they try to forgo the antidepressant. By taking Effexor, the women could be at risk of reported side effects such as Effexor birth defects. But having untreated depression runs its own risks for mother and baby as well.
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Is Effexor an Antidote for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Is Effexor an Antidote for Seasonal Affective Disorder? December 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Asheville, NC Among the various concerns with Effexor (venlafaxine) are Effexor birth defects and Effexor PPHN, amongst other Effexor side effects. Such concern can only escalate this time of year as we approach the holidays and deal with the shortening of daylight and the onset, for some, of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
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Pfizer's Third-Quarter Profits Drop As Effexor Venlafaxine Sales Drop

Pfizer's Third-Quarter Profits Drop As Effexor Venlafaxine Sales Drop November 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
New York, NY Pfizer Inc.'s third-quarter profits dropped 70 percent as a result of merger-related and asbestos charges, as well as a decline in sales of the antidepressant Effexor Venlafaxine, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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When It's Time to Stop, Coming off Effexor Can Be Difficult

When It's Time to Stop, Coming off Effexor Can Be Difficult September 5, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL Use of Effexor and other antidepressants in the US doubled to 10 percent of the population between 1996 and 2005. Such widespread use of antidepressants begs consideration of the question: what happens when you have to or want to stop?
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Studies Show it Might Not Be Worth Risking Effexor Side Effects

Studies Show it Might Not Be Worth Risking Effexor Side Effects July 13, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Springfield, MO Recent studies indicate that it may not be worth risking Effexor side effects when battling depression, as talk therapy can be just as effective.
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