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Pamelor vs Zoloft, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 29

This is personalized comparison of Pamelor vs Zoloft for a male aged 29. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Apr, 23, 2014: 1,976 male patients aged 25 who take the drugs are studied in Pamelor vs Zoloft

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male25Chronic depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Pamelor nortriptyline hydrochloridenot specified
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 25 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PamelorZoloft
Sexual Dysfunction9.40%5.35%
Depression Aggravated3.42%6.20%
Fatigue5.98%7.42%
Bundle Branch Block Right0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PamelorZoloft
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Drug Ineffective
Respiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)Depression
Intentional OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Suicidal Ideation
Heart Rate IncreasedAnxiety
Accidental OverdoseSuicide Attempt
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Dizziness
PainAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
AnxietyWeight 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)
PamelorZoloft
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Dizziness
Depression
Aggression
Suicide Attempt
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Blood Cholesterol Increased
Panic Reaction
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pamelor0.00%57.14%21.43%21.43%0.00%
Zoloft6.31%26.70%41.75%22.82%2.43%

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On eHealthMe, Pamelor (nortriptyline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Zoloft (sertraline 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:

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