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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 reports of 2,295 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,248 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,219 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 2,295 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 1 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 1 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 WeaknessPainDepressionAggressionAggressionDizzinessInsomniaDepression
Abdominal PainAtrial Septal DefectNauseaPanic AttackDrug Exposure During PregnancyAgitationHyperhidrosisNausea
FatigueCardiac Failure CongestivePatent Ductus ArteriosusDiabetes MellitusAnxietyDisturbance In AttentionSuicidal IdeationDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
PainGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAtrial Septal DefectDepressionParaesthesiaDepressionDizziness
ConstipationPersistent Foetal CirculationSuicidal IdeationHeadacheHeadacheMood SwingsDrug IneffectiveFatigue
Fluid OverloadVentricular Septal DefectFatigueBlood Triglycerides IncreasedInsomniaFatigueCognitive DisorderHeadache
DizzinessHypertensionWeight DecreasedCardiac MurmurTremorPanic AttackRenal CystPain
Abdominal Pain UpperDyspnoeaSuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationHyperhidrosisMemory ImpairmentRenal DisorderInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

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

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 2 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)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HaematocheziaLethargySuicidal IdeationDepressionAnxietyDiabetes MellitusAnxietyFall
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusViral InfectionSuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationDepressionNauseaPainNausea
Drug Exposure During PregnancyComaAnxietyDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionFatigue
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedEar InfectionNauseaAnxietySuicidal IdeationAnxietyNauseaHypertension
TachycardiaBradycardiaWeight IncreasedAggressionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAnaemiaDepression
Transient Ischaemic AttackVomiting NosFatigueSuicide AttemptNauseaSuicidal IdeationFatigueDiarrhoea
Tremor NeonatalHypersensitivity NosAggressionConstipationType 2 Diabetes MellitusDizzinessHeadacheOedema Peripheral
Large For Dates BabyFood AllergyHeadacheNauseaPanic AttackChest PainDiabetes MellitusBack Pain
ArthritisNasal CongestionAngerInsomniaHeadacheFatigueDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Haemangioma CongenitalThroat IrritationDrug Withdrawal SyndromeTremorDiabetes MellitusAgitationAnhedoniaDrug Ineffective

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

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

    Reply

  • 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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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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