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Celexa vs Prozac, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Celexa vs Prozac for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,690 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,255 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 14,924 female patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Celexa vs Prozac

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female51Anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celexa citalopram hydrobromideForest Labs
Prozac fluoxetine hydrochlorideLilly

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 51 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Prozac (Lilly)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyDepression
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainChest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Weight IncreasedPain
VomitingDrug Ineffective
FallDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Prozac (Lilly)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Pain - JointsFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DepressionHypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Anxiety
Pain - BackCervical Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck)
Emotional DistressHeadache (pain in head)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Chest Pain
DizzinessDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa3.31%19.02%36.46%33.29%7.93%
Prozac3.31%19.87%38.01%28.34%10.46%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) 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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