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Celexa vs Effexor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 31

This is personalized comparison of Celexa vs Effexor for a female aged 31. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,690 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,054 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Nov, 14, 2014: 7,806 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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
DizzinessSuicidal Ideation
AnxietyAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationHeadache (pain in head)
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Feeling 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)
Subchorionic Haemorrhage (blood collects between the uterine wall and the chorionic membrane in pregnancy)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Visual Field DefectDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
AnxietyDepression
DepressionSuicidal Ideation
Hair LossHeadache (pain in head)
Lethargy (tiredness)Feeling Abnormal
Vaginal Haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa4.53%21.57%34.89%29.03%9.99%
Effexor3.42%22.43%37.26%26.05%10.84%

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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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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