Effexor vs Topamax

Effexor
(Rx)
Topamax
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Topamax is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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December 28, 1993
December 24, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
257,004 Discussions
132,215 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 Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Weight Loss
#5 for Depression
#6 for Weight Gain
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Epilepsy
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Fibromyalgia
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Shaking
#13 for Addiction
Topamax is prescribed for Headaches and Seizures and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. It is taken to prevent Migraines. Our data suggest that Topamax is taken for Weight Issues, Depression and Anxiety, 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
Top
Tingling
2
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Hair Loss
2
Insomnia
1
Kidney Stones
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Irritability
1
Weakness
1
Vertigo
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Top
10
0
Weight Gain
Eff
Top
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Top
3
2
Dizziness
Eff
Top
2
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Top
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Top
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Top
1
0
Drowsiness
Eff
Top
1
0
Seizures
Eff
Top
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Top
1
0
Tingling
Top
Eff
2
0
Dizziness
Top
Eff
2
2
Nausea
Top
Eff
2
3
Hair Loss
Top
Eff
2
0
Insomnia
Top
Eff
1
0
Kidney Stones
Top
Eff
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Top
Eff
1
0
Irritability
Top
Eff
1
0
Weakness
Top
Eff
1
0
Vertigo
Top
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.
D Category D
Before taking Topamax 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 Topamax 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: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Topiramate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Topamax: 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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