Effexor vs Lamictal

Effexor
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.4
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,470 Discussions
205,697 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
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy 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
Lam
Rash
4
Weight Gain
4
Insomnia
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Irritability
2
Weight Loss
1
Dizziness
1
Nausea
1
Allergy
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Effexor
Eff
Lamictal
Lam
Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Lam
10
2
Weight Gain
Eff
Lam
4
4
Nausea
Eff
Lam
3
1
Dizziness
Eff
Lam
2
1
Head Zaps
Eff
Lam
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Lam
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Lam
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Lam
1
0
Seizures
Eff
Lam
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Lam
1
0
Rash
Lam
Eff
4
0
Weight Gain
Lam
Eff
4
4
Insomnia
Lam
Eff
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Eff
2
10
Irritability
Lam
Eff
2
0
Weight Loss
Lam
Eff
1
0
Dizziness
Lam
Eff
1
2
Nausea
Lam
Eff
1
3
Allergy
Lam
Eff
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
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 Lamictal 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 Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Lamictal: 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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