Effexor vs Lexapro

Effexor
(Rx)
Lexapro
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
August 14, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,439 Discussions
288,183 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 Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Pain
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Headaches
#9 for OCD
#10 for GAD
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Mood Swings
Lexapro is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression 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
Lex
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Nausea
2
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Head Zaps
1
Palpitations
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
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10
5
Weight Gain
Eff
Lex
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Lex
3
2
Dizziness
Eff
Lex
2
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Lex
2
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Lex
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Lex
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Lex
1
1
Seizures
Eff
Lex
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Lex
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lex
Eff
5
10
Nausea
Lex
Eff
2
3
Dizziness
Lex
Eff
2
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Eff
1
1
Numbness
Lex
Eff
1
0
Drowsiness
Lex
Eff
1
1
Decreased Libido
Lex
Eff
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Eff
1
1
Head Zaps
Lex
Eff
1
2
Palpitations
Lex
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 during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Lexapro 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 Lexapro 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: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Escitalopram Oxalate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Lexapro: 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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