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Zoloft vs Xanax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Zoloft vs Xanax for a female aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,298 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,989 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Nov, 23, 2014: 17,500 female patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Zoloft vs Xanax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Social Phobia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridePfizer
Xanax alprazolamnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 57 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Zoloft (Pfizer)Xanax
Xanax

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zoloft (Pfizer)Xanax
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionAnxiety
AnxietyDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainDrug Ineffective
Chest PainDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zoloft (Pfizer)Xanax
DepressionAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyDizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
DizzinessRheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Asthenia (weakness)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedRestless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zoloft1.60%18.33%35.42%32.96%11.69%
Xanax0.86%14.94%33.33%35.63%15.23%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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