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Pristiq vs Prozac, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of Pristiq vs Prozac for a female aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,573 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. 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.

What are the symptoms

Sexual Dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 128,397 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

Sexual Dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 128,397 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 6,733 female patients aged 61 who take the same drugs are studied in Pristiq vs Prozac

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female61Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Pristiq desvenlafaxine succinatenot specified
Prozac fluoxetine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 61 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PristiqProzac
Sexual Dysfunction0.38%0.07%
Sexual Dysfunction0.38%0.07%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PristiqProzac
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Condition AggravatedDepression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fall
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveAsthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
DizzinessAnxiety
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Headache (pain in head)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PristiqProzac
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
ConstipationAnxiety
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone)Dizziness
PainOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Spasticity (weakness and loss of muscle control due to nerve damage in brain)Arthropathy
Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin)Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (pain at the temporomandibular joint due to various causes of increased muscle tension and spasm. it is believed that syndrome is a physical manifestation of psychological stress)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Drug Toxicity
Feeling AbnormalBlood Cholesterol Increased
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Feeling Abnormal
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cerebral Cyst (fluid filled tumour of brain)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pristiq3.38%20.27%37.16%34.46%4.73%
Prozac1.50%25.56%32.08%32.33%8.52%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) 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.

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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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