Escitalopram vs Sertraline

Escitalopram
(Rx)
Sertraline
(Rx)
Escitalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Sertraline is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.9
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
19,438 Discussions
71,826 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Headaches
#6 for OCD
#7 for Pain
#8 for Panic
#9 for GAD
#10 for Social Anxiety
Escitalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#6 for Headaches
#8 for Anger
#9 for Weight Loss
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for PND
#12 for GAD
Sertraline is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Esc
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Drowsiness
3
Sexual Dysfunction
3
Numbness
2
Dry Mouth
2
Decreased Libido
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
Ser
Withdrawal Symptoms
7
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Palpitations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
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Nausea
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Dizziness
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Ser
4
4
Drowsiness
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Ser
3
2
Sexual Dysfunction
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3
1
Numbness
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2
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Dry Mouth
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Decreased Libido
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6
6
Dizziness
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4
4
Numbness
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2
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3
Suicidal Thoughts
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Esc
2
1
Palpitations
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Esc
1
1
Dry Mouth
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Esc
1
2
Sexual Dysfunction
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Esc
1
3
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 Escitalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sertraline 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 Escitalopram and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sertraline and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 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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Escitalopram Oxalate
Sertraline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Escitalopram and Sertraline: 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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