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Review: Paxil and Prozac





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Paxil and Prozac together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Paxil and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,296 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 70,267 users)

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 42,273 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 2,296 people who take Paxil, Prozac are studied

Paxil, Prozac outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Paxil is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Prozac is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyDrug Exposure During PregnancyAnxietyDrug Exposure During PregnancySuicidal IdeationAggressionAngerAnxiety
NauseaAnxietyDrug Exposure During PregnancyAnxietyDrug Withdrawal SyndromeSuicidal IdeationNervousnessSuicidal Ideation
Muscular WeaknessPainDepressionAggressionAggressionAgitationInsomniaDepression
Abdominal PainAtrial Septal DefectNauseaDiabetes MellitusDrug Exposure During PregnancyDizzinessHyperhidrosisNausea
FatigueCardiac Failure CongestivePatent Ductus ArteriosusPanic AttackAnxietyDisturbance In AttentionSuicidal IdeationDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
PainGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAtrial Septal DefectDepressionParaesthesiaDepressionDizziness
ConstipationPersistent Foetal CirculationSuicidal IdeationBlood Triglycerides IncreasedHeadacheFatigueDrug IneffectiveFatigue
Fluid OverloadVentricular Septal DefectFatigueCardiac MurmurInsomniaPanic AttackCognitive DisorderHeadache
DizzinessHypertensionWeight DecreasedSuicidal IdeationTremorMemory ImpairmentRenal CystPain
Abdominal Pain UpperDyspnoeaSuicide AttemptHeadacheHyperhidrosisWithdrawal SyndromeRenal DisorderInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Paxil is effective0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
Prozac is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietySuicidal Ideation
NauseaDepression
DepressionDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
Suicidal IdeationAnxiety
FatigueAggression
DizzinessDizziness
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
PainNausea
HeadacheAgitation
InsomniaDiabetes Mellitus

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Paxil is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Prozac is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 12 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HaematocheziaLethargySuicidal IdeationDepressionAnxietyDiabetes MellitusAnxietyFall
Drug Exposure During PregnancyViral InfectionSuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationDepressionNauseaPainNausea
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedComaAnxietyDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionFatigue
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusEar InfectionWeight IncreasedAnxietySuicidal IdeationAnxietyNauseaHypertension
Rash GeneralisedBradycardiaNauseaAggressionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAnaemiaDepression
ArthritisVomiting NosAggressionSuicide AttemptNauseaSuicidal IdeationFatigueDiarrhoea
Transient Ischaemic AttackHypersensitivity NosFatigueConstipationType 2 Diabetes MellitusDizzinessHeadacheOedema Peripheral
Tremor NeonatalFood AllergyAngerNauseaPanic AttackChest PainDiabetes MellitusBack Pain
Haemangioma CongenitalNasal CongestionHeadacheInsomniaHeadacheFatigueAnhedoniaDyspnoea
Large For Dates BabyThroat IrritationDepressionTremorDiabetes MellitusAgitationDyspnoeaDrug Ineffective

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Does anyone experience heart palpitations causedby their acid reflux ?
    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
  • I'm starting 7.5 mg remeron tonight , how can i expect to feal in the morning? (1 answer)
    Long period of depression desperate to find something that will work quik and give me some energy.
  • 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!!
  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
  • Laryngitis from depression?
    I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.

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  • A life of depression and fatigue
    1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
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  • Bedwetting with paxil and wellbutrin
    I have been using both of these drugs and now have bedwetting issues 5 times a week on average. I would rate the bedwetting as moderate about a6/10 but my wife and I can live with this as she had made the comment " you are back to the man I married ". I started taking these due to depression about work and anxiety about work. We both think we can live with the bedwetting as no one needs to know about it
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  • Prescribed drugs side effect (1 response)
    I have been on these 2 drugs (Gabapentin and Baclofen) prescribed by my gp for osteoarthritis and nerve damage in my full back.Now also suffering from the grief of losing my beloved companion Harvey (dog),I was diagnosed with deep depression. I was given fluoxetine and have been taking this for almost 4 weeks (along with the other 2 meds) and today I have a very sore tongue and it has been white for a number of days,i am going to the pharmacy tomorrow to seek some advice as I am not sure I should be taking all these together? As I am on the highest dose of depression tablets with the fluoxetine I feel it is unsafe to take with the other 2 as the baclofen can also be used to treat certain types of depression. But I can not do without either and as I am allergic to codeine I am pretty much stuck.
  • Patients having false positives while on remeron
    I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are taking another psych med. The list consists of insomnia meds such as Ambien(zolpidem), Sonata(zaleplon),Lunesta(eszopiclone). Also the Anti-Depressants Lexapro (escitalopram)and Prozac (fluoxetine). One of my patients was on Diazepam (Valium). I have switched medicines, particularly the Ambien, Lexapro, and Prozac have reversed the false negative. I prescribe many of my patients remeron. I'm a big believer in its effects on my patients moods and everyday depression. I have heard this happening before, but this was the first time I have ever had this happen to one of my own patients.(These were 5 separate patients in the span of 16 months) Of course none of these patients were criminalized based on lab results, but the issue still lies there. I know this is common for a lot of script meds to give false positives for narcotics. This is just obviously one I am putting out there. Let me know if anyone has experienced something similar.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Aphasia, stroke like, M.S. like
    MRI, negative

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • George P on May, 7, 2012:

    I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.

    Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.

    Reply

    Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:

    I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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