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Fluoxetine vs Depo-provera, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 33

This is personalized comparison of Fluoxetine vs Depo-provera for a female aged 33. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Fluoxetine (latest outcomes from 28,112 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Depo-provera (latest outcomes from 10,344 users) has active ingredients of medroxyprogesterone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 7,337 female patients aged 28 who take the same drugs are studied in Fluoxetine vs Depo-provera

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female28Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Fluoxetine fluoxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Depo-provera medroxyprogesterone acetatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 28 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FluoxetineDepo-provera
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Unintended Pregnancy (unwanted pregnancies as well as those that are mistimed)
DepressionWeight Increased
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyOsteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)
AnxietyDepression
Suicidal IdeationHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
Weight IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Drug Ineffective
VomitingDizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
FluoxetineDepo-provera
Drug Exposure During PregnancyOsteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)
DepressionOsteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
PregnancyWeight Increased
VomitingDepression
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Gallbladder DisorderMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Ear PainOsteoporotic Fracture (fracture due to weak bone)
Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)Abortion Spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Fluoxetine4.77%20.23%34.16%32.44%8.40%
Depo-provera2.38%2.38%7.62%26.67%60.95%

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Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Fluoxetine (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) is often used to treat birth control. 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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