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 2,294 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)

Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 69,783 users)

On Jul, 20, 2016

2,294 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: 50.0% - (2 of 4 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 5 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 3 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 3 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 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Prozac:
  • female: 25.0% - (3 of 12 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Paxil:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 11 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 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: 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 4 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 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 4 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • fluid overload
  • muscular weakness
  • pain
  • abdominal pain
  • fatigue
  • abdominal pain upper
  • constipation
  • dizziness
1 - 6 months:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • ventricular septal defect
  • atrial septal defect
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • anxiety
  • persistent foetal circulation
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • pain
  • respiratory failure
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
6 - 12 months:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • atrial septal defect
  • fatigue
  • suicide attempt
1 - 2 years:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • cardiac murmur
  • anxiety
  • atrial septal defect
  • aggression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • panic attack
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • headache
2 - 5 years:
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • 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
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation
  • aphasia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • cognitive disorder
  • confusion
  • fall
  • hyperhidrosis
  • sleep apnea
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • nausea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • headache
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

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

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • haematochezia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • arthritis
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • convulsion
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • dyspnoea
  • hypercalcaemia
  • hyperlipidaemia
2-9:
  • lethargy
  • bradycardia
  • coma
  • ear infection
  • viral infection
  • anger
  • benign intracranial hypertension
  • confusional state
  • crying
  • device failure
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • weight increased
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • aggression
  • headache
  • weight decreased
  • homicidal ideation
20-29:
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • suicide attempt
  • constipation
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • paraesthesia
30-39:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • panic attack
  • headache
40-49:
  • nausea
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • agitation
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • anhedonia
  • depression
  • impaired healing
  • oedema peripheral
  • bone disorder
  • hypertension
60+:
  • nausea
  • fall
  • drug ineffective
  • oedema peripheral
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • hypertension
  • back pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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