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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.

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On Jan, 28, 2014: 17,258 people 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
Xanaxn/an/a

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 PainHeadache (pain in head)
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
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
DepressionDepression
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Nervousness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedConstipation
Short-term Memory LossPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Zoloft (Pfizer)Xanax
Xanaxn/an/a

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
DepressionDepression
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Asthenia (weakness)
Short-term Memory LossNervousness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Constipation
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)

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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.

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