Fluoxetine HCl vs Venlafaxine for Anxiety

Fluoxetine HCl
(Rx)
Venlafaxine
(Rx)
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.4
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.3
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
59,907 Discussions
34,223 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#8 for Bulimia
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Eating Disorder
Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for Hot Flashes
#8 for GAD
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Mood Swings
Venlafaxine is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Flu
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Nausea
2
Dizziness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Numbness
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Dry Mouth
1
Decreased Libido
1
Ven
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Head Zaps
2
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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3
10
Nausea
Flu
Ven
2
3
Dizziness
Flu
Ven
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Flu
Ven
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Flu
Ven
1
1
Drowsiness
Flu
Ven
1
1
Numbness
Flu
Ven
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Flu
Ven
1
1
Dry Mouth
Flu
Ven
1
0
Decreased Libido
Flu
Ven
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ven
Flu
10
3
Weight Gain
Ven
Flu
3
0
Nausea
Ven
Flu
3
2
Dizziness
Ven
Flu
2
1
Head Zaps
Ven
Flu
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Ven
Flu
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Ven
Flu
1
1
Drowsiness
Ven
Flu
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Ven
Flu
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Ven
Flu
1
1
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 Fluoxetine HCl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Venlafaxine 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 Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Venlafaxine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 225 mg
Capsule: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fluoxetine Hcl , Fluoxetine
Venlafaxine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and Venlafaxine: 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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