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Effexor

Rx
/ 195,937 posts
Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Zoloft

Rx
/ 281,303 posts
Other Names: Sertraline   Lustral
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 195,937 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 281,303 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ... Read more on Wikipedia
Sertraline hydrochloride (brand names Zoloft and Lustral) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It was introduced to the market by Pfizer in 1991. Sertraline is primarily used to treat major depressi... Read more on Wikipedia
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By user
April 8, 2014
user wrote
Zoloft
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By corrupted_jes
March 27, 2014
corrupted_jes wrote
Zoloft
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By irishscottish
February 14, 2014
irishscottish wrote
celexa
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By Madison
January 8, 2014
Madison wrote
Zoloft Weightloss and Abilify
I also have to take Diflucan/flucanozole occaisionally while taking Zoloft...never any problems.
debra  |  March 31, 2014
Zoloft saved my life. Outside of my wonderful husband it is the thing in life I am most grateful for. Much better than Prozac where I always felt medicated.It is not for everyone but if doc recommends it, I would try it. Just pay attention and give it some time and if you have any side effects do not wait to address them...do it immediately.
debra  |  March 31, 2014
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By Kay terfinko
December 20, 2013
Kay terfinko wrote
Zoloft and gallbladder
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By Willie DeJarnette
December 3, 2013
Willie DeJarnette wrote
Zoloft Weight Loss
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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By agnes
November 30, 2013
agnes wrote
heart pounding
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By LisaB
October 27, 2013
LisaB wrote
Zoloft and neck stiffness
Yes, I also take Zoloft and have bad neck and back stiffness. It does seem to subside after awhile. Try heat and stretches...good luck.
Cheryl  |  February 18, 2014
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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By Nia
September 8, 2013
Nia wrote
Suicidal
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By kwissy
September 6, 2013
kwissy wrote
shaky hands
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Zoloft

15,507 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
been on both Zoloft and Effexor, and I had the same problem...
...Effexor, and I had ...Zoloft for a while (about 6 months) the insomnia slowly got better over time. Everyone reacts to these drugs a little differently, you should talk to your doctor about it,...
off to go from effexor to zoloft led to horrid side...
...know about zoloft with drawals but one missed dose of effexor made me dizzy, light headed, ...off to go from effexor to zoloft led to...
worse? I have been switched to Zoloft and my doc had me...
...is has anyone experinced Effexor withdrawls that resulted in making the depression worse? I have been switched to Zoloft and my doc had me stop taking Effexor and switch to Zoloft without...
I never noticed any complications or adverse reactions...
...from efexor to zoloft 4moths ago but before that i had been on effexor for 8 years. I never noticed any complications or adverse reactions from the ...did while on effexor too. You go...
few days, i'm still withdrawing from zoloft I think, so not...
Just changed from zoloft to effexor fx. It's only been a few days, i'm still withdrawing from zoloft I think, so not really ...to it. Withdrawing from zoloft definitely sucks; anxious, angry,...
Zoloft. I don't have any noticeable side effects. I take...
...had to switch from Zoloft to Effexor when I started tamoxifen. ...do better on the Effexor than I did on the Zoloft. I don't have any noticeable side effects. I take 75 ...can think of. Effex...
Zoloft for 3 months but have had no side effects or weight...
...else. I've only been on Zoloft for 3 months but have had no side effects or weight gain ... ...I do know someone on Effexor who has not had weight ...starts creeping up on Zoloft, I'm going t...
about the med effexor. Effexor helps AD/HD and OCD at the...
...are conditions that go hand-in-hand. Zoloft will help his OCD and ...the med effexor. Effexor helps AD/HD and OCD ...same time better than zoloft, due to effexor having stimulating propert...
When I switched to Effexor from Zoloft I tapered the Zoloft...
...I switched to Effexor from Zoloft I tapered the Zoloft and started the Effexor at the same tim...
to Effexor             Remeron...
...for there illness. I'm diagnosed with depression and anxiety I take Wellbutrn             Zoloft-Changing to Effexor             Remeron...
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