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Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

One is not better: than the other. However, sometimes a person may tolerate one SSRI better than another. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the delivery rate in our system: the sr (slow release) and the xl (extra long). In my clinical experience, they are very similar, and the difference in side effect is the sleeplessness that could result from taking the xl formulation. ...Read more

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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin,  which works?

For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more

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Can you please compare/contrast Effexor (venlafaxine) XR vs. Wellbutrin xl?

Can you please compare/contrast Effexor (venlafaxine) XR vs. Wellbutrin xl?

Very different meds: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on serotonin and ne reuptake; wellbutrin xl works on ne and dopamine. Both are long-acting, and both work for depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help anxiety + depression; wellbutrin does nothing for anxiety. With wellbutrin the main dangerous side effect can be seizures; with Effexor (venlafaxine) it's possible hypertension. Sexual side effects with effexor; not so with wellbutrin. This isn't all! ...Read more

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How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

How is Luvox different from Zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram)?

Luvox, Zoloft, (sertraline) and : Lexapro (escitalopram) are all SSRIs. They're all 1st line agents in tx of anxiety and depression. They all work via the same mechanism -- inhibiting re-uptake of serotonin, thus increasing serotonin concentrations. the differences between the meds have to do with subtle differences in half life, serotonin receptors targeted, and slight differences in side effect profiles. Talk with ur doc abt the right med 4u! ...Read more

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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Yes: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is the main metabolite of Effexor (venlafaxine). Pristiq may reduce the risk of drug interactions, because it isn't processed by the cyp2d6 liver enzyme system. Pristiq may have been created as a patent-extender when effexor's patent ran out. Some also feel that antidepressant effect can be achieved with lower dose of Pristiq than Effexor -- but clinical results vary. ...Read more

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Citalopram or sertraline?

Citalopram or sertraline?

SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression etc. Take care. ...Read more

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Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmacist to help you deal with this bad situation. This link might show you the risks but you can search them if it fails: But best is a Dr or pharmacist: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=843-4506,1115-648,440-203 Please be careful!!! ...Read more

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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side-effect profiles are also different. ...Read more

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Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Which is best? Paxil, (paroxetine) olanzapine, bupropion, or oxcarbazepine?

Agree w Dr. Ali: Which is best for treating which condition?. Paxil is an SSRI antidepressant which is good for treatment of typical depressive sx 's & anxiety. Bupropion is a unique antidepressant which is good for seasonal affective disorder, atypical depression & smoking cessation. Oxcarbazepine is a mood stabilizer and olanzapine is an antipsychotic. You are asking us to compare apples & organges. ...Read more

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Can busbar pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or seroquel XR diazepam cause anger issues?

Can busbar pristiq (desvenlafaxine) or seroquel XR  diazepam cause anger issues?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Diazepam: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause anger issues by triggering mania or hypomania. Diazepam can cause anger issues by its disinhibiting properties in the frontal lobes. Buspar does not have this effect and neither does seroquel. Seroquel if anything has an anti-anger effect. Buspirone lessens anger by knocking out anxious irritability. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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Risperidal or remeron with lexapro (escitalopram). Which is better?

Risperidal or remeron with lexapro (escitalopram). Which is better?

Different choices: Risperdal (risperidone) and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) are very different, like comparing apples and oranges. Either could be used with Lexapro (escitalopram). Risperdal is an "atypical neuroleptic", a powerful tranquilizer used for psychosis, agitation, & similar states. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a sedating antidepressant (helps sleep). Both often cause weight gain, & Risperdal other possible side-effects. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Nope: One is not better than the other. Response rates are similar for major depression. Differences in potential side-effects and drug-interactions. Cost basis is similar for both (despite what the retail pharmacy might want to sell it to you for). ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more