Review: taking Prozac and Paxil together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Prozac and Paxil together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prozac and Paxil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,773 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)

Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 78,933 users)

On Sep, 19, 2016

2,773 people who take Prozac, Paxil are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Prozac and Paxil drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Prozac:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Paxil:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Prozac:
  • female: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Paxil:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 8 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Prozac:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Paxil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • constipation
  • muscular weakness
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fluid overload
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
1 - 6 months:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • ventricular septal defect
  • anxiety
  • atrial septal defect
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • persistent foetal circulation
  • respiratory failure
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • depression
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • atrial septal defect
  • fatigue
  • suicide attempt
1 - 2 years:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • anxiety
  • cardiac murmur
  • diabetes mellitus
  • atrial septal defect
  • aggression
  • panic attack
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • nausea
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
2 - 5 years:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • depression
  • headache
  • atrial septal defect
  • cardiac murmur
  • hyperhidrosis
5 - 10 years:
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • disturbance in attention
  • aggression
  • memory impairment
  • fatigue
  • agitation
  • depression
  • paraesthesia
  • confusional state
10+ years:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • aphasia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • cognitive disorder
  • confusion
  • fall
  • hyperhidrosis
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • pain
  • headache
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
male:
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • dizziness
  • aggression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • ventricular septal defect
  • atrial septal defect
  • premature baby
  • convulsion
  • arthritis
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • craniosynostosis
  • haematochezia
2-9:
  • anxiety
  • anhedonia
  • arnold-chiari malformation
  • blepharitis
  • cardiac murmur
  • cleft lip and palate
  • deformity
  • developmental delay
  • emotional distress
  • eustachian tube dysfunction
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • weight increased
  • aggression
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • headache
  • weight decreased
  • homicidal ideation
20-29:
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • aggression
  • suicide attempt
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • paraesthesia
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • insomnia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
  • chest pain
  • pain
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anhedonia
  • impaired healing
  • bone disorder
  • fall
60+:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • drug ineffective
  • hypertension
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • constipation
  • fatigue

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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