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Effexor vs Adderall, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 52

This is personalized comparison of Effexor vs Adderall for a male aged 52. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 23, 2014: 3,716 people are studied in Effexor vs Adderall

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male50ADHD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Effexor venlafaxine hydrochloridenot specified
Adderall amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 50 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EffexorAdderall
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Erectile Dysfunction
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Suicidal IdeationWeight Increased
PainOverdose
DizzinessDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EffexorAdderall
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Narcotic Abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer ))
Headache (pain in head)Urine Output
AnxietyNarcotic Intoxication (a condition caused by use of narcotic agents)
DepressionErectile Dysfunction
Suicidal IdeationInsomnia (sleeplessness)
DizzinessSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Violence-related Symptom
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Panic Attack

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

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EffexorAdderall
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveErectile Dysfunction
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Suicidal IdeationDiarrhoea
PainOverdose
DizzinessWeight Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EffexorAdderall
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Narcotic Abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer ))
Headache (pain in head)Urine Output
AnxietyNarcotic Intoxication (a condition caused by use of narcotic agents)
DepressionErectile Dysfunction
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Suicidal IdeationViolence-related Symptom
DizzinessExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Panic Attack

Comments from or about the patient:

Changed from Effexor to Adderall. Moodiness, agressive behavior depression feelings more than on Effexor.

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On eHealthMe, Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 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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