Effexor vs. Zanaflex

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Effexor and Zanaflex. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 148,909 people who take Effexor and Zanaflex, 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.

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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 venlafaxine hydrochloride and tizanidine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Effexor and Zanaflex, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Effexor?

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 81,279 users)

What is Zanaflex?

Zanaflex has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Zanaflex 13,009 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, 09, 2019

148,909 people who take Effexor and Zanaflex are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Effexor vs Zanaflex drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
  • Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride)

Most common side effects:

Effexor:
  1. Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Fall
  7. Dizziness
  8. Asthenia (weakness)
  9. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  10. Diarrhoea
Zanaflex:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Dizziness
  6. Pain
  7. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Vomiting
  10. Fall

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

Effexor:
  1. Fall
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Pain
  5. Dizziness
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Chronic Kidney Disease
  8. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  9. Weight Decreased
  10. Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Zanaflex:
  1. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  6. Suicidal Ideation
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Pain

Drug effectiveness:

Effexor:
  • not at all: 3.65 %
  • somewhat: 31.57 %
  • moderate: 36.45 %
  • high: 20.61 %
  • very high: 7.72 %
Zanaflex:
  • not at all: 4.17 %
  • somewhat: 19.48 %
  • moderate: 36.29 %
  • high: 29.65 %
  • very high: 10.42 %

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