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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.

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On Jan, 26, 2014: 6,635 people 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 Dysfunction0.39%0.07%
Sexual Dysfunction0.39%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)Pain
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Headache (pain in head)

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)Dizziness
Feeling AbnormalAnxiety
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Depression
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)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)
Headache (pain in head)Arthropathy
DizzinessDrug Toxicity
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Cholesterol Increased
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedFeeling Abnormal
Foul Smelling UrineMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PristiqProzac
Sexual Dysfunction0.37%0.07%
Sexual Dysfunction0.37%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)Anxiety
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Dizziness
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Feeling AbnormalOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)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)
DizzinessArthropathy
Headache (pain in head)Drug Toxicity
Unevaluable EventFeeling Abnormal
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedWound

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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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