Effexor xr vs. Serzone

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Effexor xr and Serzone. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 128,199 people who take Effexor xr and Serzone, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

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

What is Effexor xr?

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 30,884 users)

What is Serzone?

Serzone has active ingredients of nefazodone hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Serzone 7,608 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, 03, 2019

128,199 people who take Effexor xr and Serzone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Effexor xr vs Serzone drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Serzone (nefazodone hydrochloride)
  • Effexor Xr (venlafaxine hydrochloride)

Most common side effects:

Effexor Xr:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Asthenia (weakness)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Vomiting
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Pain
Serzone:
  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 Xr:
  1. Hepatocellular Damage (liver damage)
  2. Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Hepatic Failure (liver failure)
  6. Hepatitis C
  7. Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)
  8. Hepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)
  9. Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  10. Abdominal Pain
Serzone:
  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 Xr:
  • not at all: 2.7800000000000002 %
  • somewhat: 23.61 %
  • moderate: 30.56 %
  • high: 30.56 %
  • very high: 12.5 %
Serzone:
  • not at all: 4.17 %
  • somewhat: 19.46 %
  • moderate: 36.3 %
  • high: 29.65 %
  • very high: 10.42 %

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