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Is citalopram similar to Effexor?

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Is citalopram similar to Effexor?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA

Yes, they are similar.

They are both antidepressants.

They have a slightly different effect on receptors in the brain, citalopram being and ssri medication and effexor being an snri.

They are both effective medications.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


So, I could take the citalopram with pretty much the same outcome as the Effexor?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Maybe.
There is no way to predict that for any single individual, but in general yes, statistically they would have similar results.

Your doctor would be able to individualize this more, since he/she, knows you.

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