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Review: Paxil and Prozac

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Paxil and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on 2,281 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 6, 2014: 2,281 people who reported to have interactions when taking Paxil, Prozac are studied

Trend of Paxil, Prozac's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (7445951)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Paxil, Prozac:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety1,746
Depression983
Suicidal Ideation912
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)816
Dizziness762
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)735
Pain723
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)718
Headache (pain in head)618
Insomnia (sleeplessness)561

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Paxil, Prozac:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety183
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy164
Suicidal Ideation156
Aggression139
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)130
Depression115
Dizziness109
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)98
Headache (pain in head)97
Atrial Septal Defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)92

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Paxil0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%
Prozac100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Pain
  4. Hypertension
  5. Bipolar disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Paroxetine hcl
  3. Zoloft
  4. Zyprexa
  5. Wellbutrin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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Comments from related studies:

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:

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

    Reply

    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

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