Review: Paxil and Prozac drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Paxil and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on 2,281 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,148 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Prozac (latest outcomes from 41,953 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 2,281 people who reported to have interactions when taking Paxil, Prozac are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||413|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||408|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||359|
|Headache (pain in head)||322|
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||82|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||65|
|Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)||49|
|Headache (pain in head)||49|
|Atrial Septal Defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)||46|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Paroxetine hcl
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Paxil is used in:
- Prozac is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Paxil alternatives:
- Prozac alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
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Aphasia, stroke like, M.S. like
Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:
I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.
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.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Could prozac alter a iodine uptake?
I want to take prozac because I am very depressed but i have a test in 2 weeks with 5 milicuries or radio iodine as a follow up of a treatment i received a year ago. Could prozac interfere with this test? i dont want to mess up my results but i am really really depressed.
- Could paxil long use (more than 10 years) be causing parkinsonism
I have been taking Paxil during about 12 years s/o stopping prescribed for my chronic depression. 5 years ago I was diagnosed parkinson disease. I have always wondered if Paxil could have caused it.
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Can you take fluoxetine and raspberry ketone together
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