Citalopram hydrobromide vs. Xanax


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Citalopram hydrobromide and Xanax. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 292,810 people who take Citalopram hydrobromide and Xanax, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on citalopram hydrobromide and alprazolam (the active ingredients of Citalopram hydrobromide and Xanax, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Citalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromide has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Citalopram hydrobromide 28,839 users)

What is Xanax?

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 103,173 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 04, 2019

292,810 people who take Citalopram hydrobromide and Xanax are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Citalopram hydrobromide vs Xanax drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (citalopram hydrobromide)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)

Most common side effects:

Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Pain
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Vomiting
  10. Dizziness
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Pain
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Fall
  7. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Dizziness
  10. Vomiting

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

Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  2. Pain
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Suicidal Ideation
  7. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  8. Weight Decreased
  9. Vomiting
  10. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Fall
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Pain
  8. Suicidal Ideation
  9. Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Drug effectiveness:

Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  • not at all: 1.55 %
  • somewhat: 15.66 %
  • moderate: 33.83 %
  • high: 33.27 %
  • very high: 15.69 %
  • not at all: 4.02 %
  • somewhat: 22.49 %
  • moderate: 36.67 %
  • high: 28.55 %
  • very high: 8.26 %

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