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Prozac vs Celexa, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 25

This is personalized comparison of Prozac vs Celexa for a female aged 25. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,236 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,674 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) (latest reports from 2,227 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, high blood pressure, quit smoking.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 5,521 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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)Depression
Suicidal IdeationFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyVomiting
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Suicidal Ideation
DizzinessOverdose
Drug Exposure During PregnancyHeadache (pain in head)
VomitingInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Dizziness

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 (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionSkin - Dry
Headache (pain in head)Hair Loss
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLethargy (tiredness)
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
Anxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, TensionAlopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Pregnancy
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Haemorrhage (bleeding)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prozac6.31%23.03%35.02%27.60%8.04%
Celexa7.86%24.68%34.55%27.06%5.85%

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.

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