Effexor vs Luvox CR

Effexor
(Rx)
Luvox CR
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Luvox CR is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
February 28, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,299 Discussions
679 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 OCD
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#7 for GAD
Luvox CR is prescribed for OCD, 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
Luv
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Dizziness
1
Nausea
1
Drowsiness
1
Racing Thoughts
1
Derealization
1
Tingling
1
Depersonalization
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Effexor
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Luvox CR
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Luv
10
3
Weight Gain
Eff
Luv
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Luv
3
1
Dizziness
Eff
Luv
2
1
Head Zaps
Eff
Luv
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Luv
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Luv
1
0
Drowsiness
Eff
Luv
1
1
Seizures
Eff
Luv
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Luv
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Luv
Eff
3
10
Sexual Dysfunction
Luv
Eff
2
1
Dizziness
Luv
Eff
1
2
Nausea
Luv
Eff
1
3
Drowsiness
Luv
Eff
1
1
Racing Thoughts
Luv
Eff
1
0
Derealization
Luv
Eff
1
0
Tingling
Luv
Eff
1
0
Depersonalization
Luv
Eff
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Luv
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 Luvox CR 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.
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
Capsule: 100 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Fluvoxamine Maleate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Luvox CR: 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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