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Lyrica vs Prozac for a female patient aged 61

Summary: 13,055 female patients aged 61 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Lyrica vs Prozac for a female aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,635 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,370 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On May, 1, 2015: 13,055 female patients aged 55 who take the same drugs are studied in Lyrica vs Prozac

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female55IBS

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lyrica pregabalinnot specified
Prozac fluoxetine hydrochlorideLilly

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LyricaProzac (Lilly)
Weight IncreasedNausea
DizzinessDepression
PainFatigue
Oedema PeripheralAnxiety
SomnolenceHeadache
Drug IneffectiveChest Pain
NauseaFall
FatigueDrug Ineffective
HeadacheAsthenia
Feeling AbnormalPain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
LyricaProzac (Lilly)
FatigueDepression
Weight IncreasedAnxiety
DepressionChest Pain
Vision BlurredNausea
PainMemory Impairment
Oedema PeripheralFibromyalgia
Memory ImpairmentHeadache
DizzinessHypertension
FallDrug Ineffective
Withdrawal SyndromeBack Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lyrica6.95%24.87%36.10%22.46%9.63%
Prozac2.90%19.64%35.94%26.56%14.96%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lyrica (pregabalin) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. 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:

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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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