Review: taking Prozac and Chantix together


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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 1,228 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 hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 55,554 users)

Chantix

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 74,863 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

1,228 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 3 people)
  • 10+ years: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Chantix:
  • < 1 month: 36.0% - (4 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.0% - (3 of 9 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% - (14 of 26 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Chantix:
  • female: 36.0% - (7 of 19 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% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)
  • 50-59: 37.0% - (3 of 8 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: 75.0% - (3 of 4 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
  • abnormal dreams
  • nervousness
  • fatigue
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • intentional overdose
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • mental disorder
  • insomnia
  • abnormal dreams
6 - 12 months:
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • intentional overdose
  • suicidal ideation
  • bipolar disorder
  • nausea
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
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • intentional overdose
  • aggression
  • insomnia
  • bipolar disorder
  • mental 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
  • fatigue
  • intentional overdose
  • pain
  • suicide attempt
  • weight decreased
  • abnormal behaviour
  • aggression
  • panic attack
not specified:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • abnormal dreams
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • feeling abnormal
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • congenital foot malformation
  • foetal distress syndrome
  • hypertension
  • left ventricular hypertrophy
  • muscle twitching
  • ventricular septal defect
10-19:
  • abdominal pain
  • amnesia
  • cholecystitis
  • cold sweat
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • fear of disease
  • gallbladder injury
  • hyperhidrosis
  • influenza like illness
20-29:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • insomnia
  • intentional overdose
  • abnormal behaviour
  • anger
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • feeling abnormal
  • suicide attempt
  • mental disorder
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • suicidal ideation
  • abnormal dreams
  • dizziness
40-49:
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • headache
  • suicide attempt
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
50-59:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • abnormal dreams
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • feeling abnormal
  • insomnia
60+:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anxiety
  • feeling abnormal
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • confusional state
  • dehydration
  • pain
  • asthenia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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