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Celexa vs Effexor for a female patient aged 32

Summary: 7,894 female patients aged 32 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Celexa vs Effexor for a female aged 32. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,786 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,172 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On May, 8, 2015: 7,894 female patients aged 28 who take the same drugs are studied in Celexa vs Effexor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female28Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celexa citalopram hydrobromideForest Labs
Effexor venlafaxine hydrochlorideWyeth Pharms Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 28 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Effexor (Wyeth Pharms Inc)
NauseaDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Drug Exposure During PregnancyNausea
DepressionDizziness
HeadacheDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
FatigueDepression
AnxietySuicidal Ideation
DizzinessAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationHeadache
VomitingFatigue
InsomniaFeeling Abnormal

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Effexor (Wyeth Pharms Inc)
NauseaDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Visual Field DefectNausea
AnxietyDizziness
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
FatigueAnxiety
DepressionDepression
Hair LossSuicidal Ideation
LethargyFeeling Abnormal
PregnancyHeadache
Vaginal HaemorrhageParaesthesia

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa4.67%22.27%36.45%27.41%9.19%
Effexor4.10%21.72%38.93%26.43%8.81%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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