Cipralex vs Effexor

Cipralex
(Rx)
Effexor
(Rx)
Cipralex is an antidepressant medication.
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 28, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
24,809 Discussions
256,353 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Panic
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Pain
#7 for Headaches
#8 for OCD
#9 for GAD
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Cipralex is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Hot Flashes
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for OCD
#8 for GAD
#9 for Migraines
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Social Anxiety
#13 for ADHD
#14 for Fibromyalgia
#15 for ADD
Effexor is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cip
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Palpitations
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
4
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Drowsiness
1
Seizures
1
Decreased Libido
1
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4
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Nausea
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3
3
Dizziness
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2
2
Numbness
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1
0
Drowsiness
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1
1
Palpitations
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0
Sexual Dysfunction
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1
1
Decreased Libido
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1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
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0
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1
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4
Weight Gain
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4
0
Nausea
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3
3
Dizziness
Eff
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2
2
Head Zaps
Eff
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2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
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1
1
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Cip
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Cip
1
1
Seizures
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1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
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1
1
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 Effexor 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 Cipralex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Effexor and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Escitalopram Oxalate
Venlafaxine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cipralex and Effexor: 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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I was treated for depression with Effexor and it worked very well. Subsequently , I developed a really bad insomnia. After many unsuccessful attempts with various drugs, my doctor gave me Cipralex and my life was instantly changed. I have been taking Cipralex for the last 3 years ( I am on 5 mg a day now) and I will never stop taking it. My doctor says some people simply do not produce enough serotonin ( like some people do not produce enough insulin ) which causes many problems. Now I sleep like a log, I am not carried away by my emotions and rages which I could not control before. I work much better. I am happy. My doctor says this is how I would be and feel if I naturally produced my serotonin.
Spudz
July 5, 2014
I was first treated with Cipralex, for Depression NOS, but it made me numb/depressed after 3 weeks. I eventually self-diagnosed with cylothymic disorder and my new pdoc has me on Effexor. It has almost instantly knocked out my ptsd. There are usually a couple days of exhaustion and restlessness when raising dosage. Despairing thoughts no longer frequent the mind. Course of treatment -1 year.

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