Effexor vs Fluoxetine HCl

Effexor
(Rx)
Fluoxetine HCl
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,299 Discussions
59,885 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#8 for Bulimia
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Eating Disorder
Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Eff
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
Flu
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Nausea
2
Dizziness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Numbness
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Dry Mouth
1
Decreased Libido
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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10
3
Weight Gain
Eff
Flu
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Flu
3
2
Dizziness
Eff
Flu
2
1
Head Zaps
Eff
Flu
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Flu
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Flu
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Flu
1
1
Seizures
Eff
Flu
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Flu
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Flu
Eff
3
10
Nausea
Flu
Eff
2
3
Dizziness
Flu
Eff
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Flu
Eff
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Flu
Eff
1
0
Drowsiness
Flu
Eff
1
1
Numbness
Flu
Eff
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Flu
Eff
1
1
Dry Mouth
Flu
Eff
1
0
Decreased Libido
Flu
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 during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Fluoxetine HCl 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 and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Fluoxetine Hcl, Fluoxetine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Fluoxetine HCl: 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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