Effexor vs Zoloft

Effexor
(Rx)
Zoloft
(Rx)
Effexor is an antidepressant medication.
Zoloft is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
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
December 30, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
256,299 Discussions
378,251 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 OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for Headaches
#9 for Anger
#10 for Weight Loss
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for ADHD
#13 for GAD
#14 for Mood Swings
#15 for Anxiety Attacks
#16 for Panic Disorder
#17 for PTSD
Zoloft is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks 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
Zol
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
2
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Eff
Zol
10
4
Weight Gain
Eff
Zol
4
0
Nausea
Eff
Zol
3
2
Dizziness
Eff
Zol
2
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Zol
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Zol
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Eff
Zol
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Zol
1
1
Seizures
Eff
Zol
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Zol
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zol
Eff
4
10
Nausea
Zol
Eff
2
3
Dizziness
Zol
Eff
2
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Zol
Eff
1
1
Numbness
Zol
Eff
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Zol
Eff
1
1
Drowsiness
Zol
Eff
1
1
Decreased Libido
Zol
Eff
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Zol
Eff
1
0
Palpitations
Zol
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 Zoloft 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 Zoloft 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: 15 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Concentrate: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Venlafaxine Hcl
Sertraline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Effexor and Zoloft: 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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