Celexa vs Effexor XR for Depression

Celexa
(Rx)
Effexor XR
(Rx)
Celexa is an antidepressant medication.
Effexor XR is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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July 17, 1998
October 20, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
162,105 Discussions
37,888 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#5 for OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for GAD
#9 for Mood Swings
Celexa is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Panic Attacks, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Panic Attacks
#5 for GAD
#6 for Panic
#7 for OCD
#8 for Hot Flashes
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Migraines
#13 for ADHD
#14 for Fibromyalgia
#15 for ADD
#16 for Night Sweats
Effexor XR is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cel
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
2
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Drowsiness
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
Eff
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Nightmares
1
Decreased Libido
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Celexa
Cel
Effexor XR
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cel
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4
10
Nausea
Cel
Eff
2
4
Dizziness
Cel
Eff
2
3
Sexual Dysfunction
Cel
Eff
2
1
Drowsiness
Cel
Eff
1
1
Numbness
Cel
Eff
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Cel
Eff
1
0
Decreased Libido
Cel
Eff
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Cel
Eff
1
0
Palpitations
Cel
Eff
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Cel
10
4
Weight Gain
Eff
Cel
5
0
Nausea
Eff
Cel
4
2
Dizziness
Eff
Cel
3
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Cel
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Cel
1
2
Drowsiness
Eff
Cel
1
1
Nightmares
Eff
Cel
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Cel
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Eff
Cel
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Celexa during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Effexor XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Celexa and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Effexor XR and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Venlafaxine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Celexa and Effexor XR: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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