Review: Gabapentin and Prozac
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Gabapentin and Prozac together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,229 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users) Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 42,273 users)
What are the drugs
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 42,273 users)
On Nov, 28, 2014: 4,229 people who take Gabapentin, Prozac are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Gabapentin is effective||25.00%|
(5 of 20 people)
(4 of 42 people)
(5 of 21 people)
(9 of 28 people)
(4 of 18 people)
(9 of 18 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(2 of 2 people)
|Prozac is effective||12.50%|
(1 of 8 people)
(5 of 25 people)
(5 of 16 people)
(5 of 24 people)
(16 of 35 people)
(11 of 26 people)
(16 of 34 people)
(2 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Atrial Fibrillation||Convulsion||Fatigue||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease||Depression||Drug Ineffective||Constipation||Anxiety|
|Joint Swelling||Nausea||Brain Neoplasm||Feeling Abnormal||Suicide Attempt||Pneumonia||Heart Rate Irregular||Depression|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Depression||Tremor||Anxiety||Pain||Suicide Attempt||Pulmonary Embolism||Nausea|
|Drug Ineffective||Peptic Ulcer||Memory Impairment||Sepsis||Drug Ineffective||Pain||Micturition Disorder||Fall|
|Feeling Abnormal||Fatigue||Depression||Asthenia||Pneumonia||Headache||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Back Pain|
|Dyspnoea||Intervertebral Disc Displacement||Speech Disorder||Confusional State||Chest Pain||Hypoxia||Loss Of Consciousness||Fatigue|
|Somnolence||Acrochordon||Ependymoma||Back Pain||Back Pain||Somnolence||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease||Arthralgia|
|Heart Rate Irregular||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Conversion Disorder||Glaucoma||Hypertension||Condition Aggravated||Dizziness||Dizziness|
|Nausea||Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Anxiety||Vision Blurred||Bipolar Disorder||Insomnia||Fatigue||Dyspnoea|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Gabapentin is effective||29.03%|
(36 of 124 people)
(6 of 34 people)
|Prozac is effective||39.71%|
(54 of 136 people)
(6 of 33 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Pain In Extremity||Back Pain|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||28.57%|
(2 of 7 people)
(6 of 13 people)
(8 of 66 people)
(10 of 78 people)
(8 of 78 people)
(8 of 32 people)
|Prozac is effective||n/a||n/a||14.29%|
(1 of 7 people)
(4 of 13 people)
(11 of 64 people)
(14 of 74 people)
(20 of 76 people)
(10 of 31 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Gallbladder Disorder||Dizziness||Depression||Pain||Pain||Pain|
|Speech Disorder Developmental||Visual Evoked Potentials Abnormal||Dyspnoea||Anxiety||Depression||Anxiety||Anxiety|
|Speech Disorder||Fall||Weight Decreased||Nausea||Nausea||Depression||Fall|
|Tremor||Headache||Pain||Diabetes Mellitus||Arthralgia||Back Pain|
|Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction||Suicidal Ideation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Headache||Back Pain||Dizziness|
|Cholecystitis Chronic||Urinary Tract Infection||Asthenia||Arthralgia||Pain In Extremity||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw|
|Headache||Neuropathy Peripheral||Suicide Attempt||Anxiety||Fall||Diarrhoea|
|Condition Aggravated||Paranoia||Dizziness||Fatigue||Injury||Bone Disorder|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
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- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
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