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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 Jan, 19, 2014: 1,955 people 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 Dysfunction6.84%4.15%
Depression Aggravated3.42%5.38%
Fatigue4.27%4.34%
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 IneffectiveDrug Interaction
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Respiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)Drug Ineffective
Intentional OverdoseDepression
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Heart Rate IncreasedSuicidal Ideation
Accidental OverdoseAnxiety
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Suicide Attempt
PainDizziness
AnxietyAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

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
Drug Interaction
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Blood Cholesterol Increased
Panic Reaction

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

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PamelorZoloft
Sexual Dysfunction6.30%3.88%
Depression Aggravated3.15%4.98%
Fatigue3.94%3.94%
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 Interaction
Respiratory Depression (respiration has a rate below 12 breaths)Drug Ineffective
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Depression
Intentional OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Heart Rate IncreasedSuicidal Ideation
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Anxiety
Accidental OverdoseDizziness
PainSuicide Attempt
Drug AbuserAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)

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
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Suicide Attempt
Aggression
Drug Interaction
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Blood Triglycerides Increased

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Related topic: Chronic depression, Pamelor, Zoloft

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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.

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