Effexor XR vs Trazodone

Effexor XR
(Rx)
Trazodone
(Rx)
Effexor XR is an antidepressant medication.
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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October 20, 1997
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
37,883 Discussions
102,295 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
#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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Insomnia
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Pain
#7 for Fibromyalgia
Trazodone is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, Pain and Bipolar Disorder and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Insomnia, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Tra
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Weight Gain
2
Drowsiness
2
Grogginess
2
Hangover
2
Nausea
1
Nightmares
1
Dizziness
1
Migraines
1
Weight Loss
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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Tra
10
4
Weight Gain
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Tra
5
2
Nausea
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Tra
4
1
Dizziness
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Tra
3
1
Head Zaps
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Tra
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
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Tra
1
0
Drowsiness
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Tra
1
2
Nightmares
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Tra
1
1
Decreased Libido
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Tra
1
0
High Blood Pressure
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Tra
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
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4
10
Weight Gain
Tra
Eff
2
5
Drowsiness
Tra
Eff
2
1
Grogginess
Tra
Eff
2
0
Hangover
Tra
Eff
2
0
Nausea
Tra
Eff
1
4
Nightmares
Tra
Eff
1
1
Dizziness
Tra
Eff
1
3
Migraines
Tra
Eff
1
0
Weight Loss
Tra
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 Trazodone 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 Trazodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Trazodone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor XR and Trazodone: 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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