Effexor vs Suboxone

Effexor
(Rx)
Suboxone
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Suboxone is a chemical dependency 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
1.5
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
October 8, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,299 Discussions
270,280 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
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
Suboxone is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
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
Sub
Euphoria
1
Nausea
1
Vomiting
1
Restlessness
1
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Cramping
1
Sneezing
1
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Effexor
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Suboxone
Sub
Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Sub
10
0
Weight Gain
Eff
Sub
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Sub
3
1
Dizziness
Eff
Sub
2
1
Head Zaps
Eff
Sub
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Sub
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Sub
1
0
Drowsiness
Eff
Sub
1
1
Seizures
Eff
Sub
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Sub
1
0
Euphoria
Sub
Eff
1
0
Nausea
Sub
Eff
1
3
Vomiting
Sub
Eff
1
0
Restlessness
Sub
Eff
1
0
Dizziness
Sub
Eff
1
2
Numbness
Sub
Eff
1
0
Drowsiness
Sub
Eff
1
1
Migraines
Sub
Eff
1
0
Cramping
Sub
Eff
1
0
Sneezing
Sub
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 Suboxone 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 Suboxone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Oral Film, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Film: 2-0.5 mg, 4-1 mg, 8-2 mg, 12-3 mg
Tablet: 2-0.5 mg, 8-2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Buprenorphine Hcl/Naloxone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Suboxone: 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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