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Lyrica vs Prozac, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Lyrica vs Prozac for a female aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,532 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

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

On Sep, 7, 2014: 12,951 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 (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessDepression
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Anxiety
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Headache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveChest Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Drug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)
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)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Weight IncreasedAnxiety
DepressionChest Pain
Vision BlurredNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Memory ImpairmentMemory Impairment
PainHypertension (high blood pressure)
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
FallFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lyrica5.96%24.32%35.98%24.81%8.93%
Prozac2.02%21.26%36.03%27.33%13.36%

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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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