Valium vs Zoloft

Valium
(Rx)
Zoloft
(Rx)
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Zoloft is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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November 15, 1963
December 30, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
377,328 Discussions
378,525 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
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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Val
Weakness
2
Euphoria
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
Zol
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Decreased Libido
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
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Val
Zoloft
Zol
Weakness
Val
Zol
2
0
Euphoria
Val
Zol
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Zol
1
0
Weight Loss
Val
Zol
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Zol
1
0
Blisters
Val
Zol
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Zol
1
0
Impotence
Val
Zol
1
0
Derealization
Val
Zol
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Zol
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zol
Val
9
0
Nausea
Zol
Val
5
0
Dizziness
Zol
Val
4
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Zol
Val
2
0
Numbness
Zol
Val
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Zol
Val
2
0
Drowsiness
Zol
Val
2
0
Decreased Libido
Zol
Val
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Zol
Val
1
0
Palpitations
Zol
Val
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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Not Available
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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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Zoloft and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 15 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Concentrate: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.). , Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Diazepam
Sertraline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Valium 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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