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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.

What are the drugs

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,059 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,822 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 3,795 male patients aged 50 who take the same drugs 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)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Erectile Dysfunction
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Suicidal IdeationOverdose
PainWeight Increased
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)Erectile Dysfunction
Headache (pain in head)Narcotic Abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer ))
AnxietyNarcotic Intoxication (a condition caused by use of narcotic agents)
DepressionLethargy (tiredness)
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Suicidal IdeationViolence-related Symptom
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Exhaustion, 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)Panic Attack
FallBack Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Effexor5.57%21.36%38.70%26.01%8.36%
Adderall1.87%8.99%34.46%40.45%14.23%

Comments from or about the patient:

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

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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