Effexor XR vs Venlafaxine for Social Anxiety

Effexor XR
(Rx)
Venlafaxine
(Rx)
Effexor XR is an antidepressant medication.
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Social Anxiety
1.9
Concern level
1.7
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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October 20, 1997
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
37,883 Discussions
34,210 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 Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for Hot Flashes
#8 for GAD
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Mood Swings
Venlafaxine 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
Ven
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Head Zaps
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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10
9
Weight Gain
Eff
Ven
5
3
Nausea
Eff
Ven
4
3
Dizziness
Eff
Ven
3
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Ven
2
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Ven
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Ven
1
1
Nightmares
Eff
Ven
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Ven
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Eff
Ven
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ven
Eff
9
10
Weight Gain
Ven
Eff
3
5
Nausea
Ven
Eff
3
4
Dizziness
Ven
Eff
2
3
Head Zaps
Ven
Eff
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Ven
Eff
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Ven
Eff
1
0
Drowsiness
Ven
Eff
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Ven
Eff
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Ven
Eff
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 XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Venlafaxine 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 Venlafaxine 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: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 225 mg
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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Venlafaxine Hcl
Venlafaxine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor XR and Venlafaxine: 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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