Review: taking Prozac and Chantix together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Prozac and Chantix together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prozac and Chantix. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,063 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 41,897 users)

Chantix

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 63,650 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

1,063 people who take Prozac, Chantix are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Prozac and Chantix drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Prozac:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Chantix:
  • < 1 month: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.0% - (3 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Prozac:
  • female: 53.0% - (15 of 28 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Chantix:
  • female: 35.0% - (7 of 20 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Prozac:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (5 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Chantix:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • suicidal ideation
  • feeling abnormal
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • abnormal dreams
  • fatigue
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • intentional overdose
  • aggression
  • suicidal ideation
  • mental disorder
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • bipolar disorder
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • intentional overdose
  • agitation
  • anger
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • hallucination
  • back pain
  • feeling abnormal
  • pain
  • abnormal sensation in eye
  • anaemia of chronic disease
  • aortic aneurysm
  • asthenia
  • astigmatism
2 - 5 years:
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • intentional overdose
  • aggression
  • insomnia
  • mental disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • emotional distress
  • abnormal behaviour
5 - 10 years:
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • intentional overdose
  • mental disorder
  • abnormal behaviour
  • agitation
  • bipolar disorder
  • confusional state
10+ years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • intentional overdose
  • suicide attempt
  • abnormal behaviour
  • aggression
  • panic attack
  • suicidal ideation
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • agitation
not specified:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • feeling abnormal
  • fatigue
  • suicidal ideation
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • feeling abnormal
  • suicide attempt
male:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • feeling abnormal
  • abnormal dreams
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • weight decreased
  • headache
  • pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • abdominal pain
  • cold sweat
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • hyperhidrosis
  • influenza like illness
  • lethargy
  • nausea
  • sedation
  • vomiting
20-29:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • insomnia
  • suicide attempt
  • abnormal behaviour
  • anger
  • decreased appetite
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • vomiting
  • feeling abnormal
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • mental disorder
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
40-49:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • headache
  • suicide attempt
  • suicidal ideation
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • abnormal dreams
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • feeling abnormal
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
60+:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • dyspnoea
  • feeling abnormal
  • dehydration
  • confusional state
  • renal failure chronic
  • asthenia
  • bronchitis

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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