Effexor XR vs Prozac

Effexor XR
(Rx)
Prozac
(Rx)
Effexor XR is an antidepressant medication.
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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October 20, 1997
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
37,991 Discussions
367,437 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Panic Attacks
#5 for GAD
#6 for Panic
#7 for OCD
#9 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
#17 for Panic Disorder
Effexor XR is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Mood Swings
Prozac is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Dizziness
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Effexor XR
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Prozac
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Pro
10
4
Weight Gain
Eff
Pro
5
0
Nausea
Eff
Pro
4
1
Dizziness
Eff
Pro
3
1
Head Zaps
Eff
Pro
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Pro
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Pro
1
1
Nightmares
Eff
Pro
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Pro
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Eff
Pro
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Eff
4
10
Nausea
Pro
Eff
1
4
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Eff
1
0
Dizziness
Pro
Eff
1
3
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Eff
1
1
Numbness
Pro
Eff
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Eff
1
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Eff
1
1
Decreased Libido
Pro
Eff
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Eff
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 Effexor XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Prozac 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 Effexor XR and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Prozac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 20 mg/5 mL
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor XR and Prozac: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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