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Prozac vs Celexa for a female patient aged 26

Summary: 5,584 female patients aged 26 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Prozac vs Celexa for a female aged 26. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,361 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,778 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

What is the symptom

Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) has been reported by people with insomnia, depression, restless leg syndrome, high blood pressure, quit smoking. (latest reports from 478 Binge eating patients)

On Mar, 29, 2015: 5,584 female patients aged 23 who take the same drugs are studied in Prozac vs Celexa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female23Mood Stabilizer

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Prozac fluoxetine hydrochlorideLilly
Celexa citalopram hydrobromideForest Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 23 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Prozac (Lilly)Celexa (Forest Labs)
Binge Eating0.07%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prozac (Lilly)Celexa (Forest Labs)
NauseaNausea
DepressionAnxiety
HeadacheDepression
Suicidal IdeationFatigue
AnxietyVomiting
FatigueSuicidal Ideation
DizzinessOverdose
Drug Exposure During PregnancyInsomnia
VomitingDizziness
Completed SuicideHeadache

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Prozac (Lilly)Celexa (Forest Labs)
DizzinessNausea
HeadacheDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLethargy
NauseaHair Loss
Night SweatsSkin - Dry
DepressionAlopecia
Anxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, TensionFatigue
ConvulsionPregnancy
AnxietyAnxiety
Abnormal DreamsGalactostasis

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prozac5.37%23.40%35.18%28.42%7.63%
Celexa8.18%24.32%33.96%27.67%5.87%

Comments from or about the patient:

The Prozac Worked Amazingly. Made My Brain Focus & Function Better As Well As Killed Out The Bad Unhappy Intense Reactions I Have To Things
But I Couldnt Eat On It.
The Celexa Doesnt Work As Well For Me

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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