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Review: Prozac and Chantix

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prozac and Chantix. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,064 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,064 people who take Prozac, Chantix are studied

Prozac, Chantix outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
- Chantix (varenicline tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Prozac is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
n/a
Chantix is effective36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
n/a100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nausea
(51 reports)

Depression
(50 reports)

Vomiting
(32 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(29 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(26 reports)

Depression
(78 reports)

Anxiety
(63 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(38 reports)

Intentional Overdose
(32 reports)

Aggression
(31 reports)

Depression
(20 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(10 reports)

Anxiety
(9 reports)

Abnormal Dreams
(8 reports)

Insomnia
(8 reports)

Anxiety
(26 reports)

Hallucination
(23 reports)

Pain
(22 reports)

Back Pain
(22 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(22 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(19 reports)

Anxiety
(18 reports)

Depression
(18 reports)

Intentional Overdose
(15 reports)

Aggression
(7 reports)

Depression
(12 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(9 reports)

Aggression
(8 reports)

Anxiety
(8 reports)

Intentional Overdose
(6 reports)

Depression
(6 reports)

Intentional Overdose
(4 reports)

Anxiety
(4 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(4 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(3 reports)

Depression
(186 reports)

Nausea
(157 reports)

Anxiety
(149 reports)

Abnormal Dreams
(86 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(83 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Prozac is effective53.85%
(14 of 26 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Chantix is effective36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Depression
(194 reports)

Nausea
(155 reports)

Anxiety
(138 reports)

Abnormal Dreams
(76 reports)

Insomnia
(70 reports)

Depression
(55 reports)

Anxiety
(55 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(43 reports)

Nausea
(39 reports)

Pain
(37 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prozac is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Chantix is effectiven/an/an/a75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
n/a

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions n/an/aDiarrhoea
(1 report)

Constipation
(1 report)

Cold Sweat
(1 report)

Abdominal Pain
(1 report)

Hyperhidrosis
(1 report)

Depression
(11 reports)

Aggression
(8 reports)

Nausea
(8 reports)

Anxiety
(8 reports)

Insomnia
(6 reports)

Depression
(25 reports)

Anxiety
(16 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(13 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(11 reports)

Nausea
(11 reports)

Depression
(63 reports)

Nausea
(45 reports)

Anxiety
(42 reports)

Aggression
(30 reports)

Suicide Attempt
(30 reports)

Depression
(71 reports)

Anxiety
(54 reports)

Nausea
(39 reports)

Suicidal Ideation
(32 reports)

Abnormal Dreams
(25 reports)

Nausea
(46 reports)

Anxiety
(35 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(31 reports)

Dyspnoea
(31 reports)

Vomiting
(29 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is often used to treat quit smoking. 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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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • guarana is part of the multivitamin

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Becca on Apr, 28, 2012:

    Mdma can cause serotonin syndrome, which is fatal. Also alcohol is amplified which you should watch out for in case of overdose. Also sudAfed and certain drowsy antihistamines can be dangerous as well.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • What should I expect when using Varenicline and Fluoxetin together ?
    are they safe in combination?
    if not , what other antidepressants (SSRIs) do you recommend with Varenicline?

    Reply

    bonnie on Feb, 28, 2011:

    I began chantix 4 weeks i have began to itch very bad last year i was put on prednisone and the same thing happened It turned out i couldn't take prednisone i would like to know if there is any simularities in the ingredients of these two meds that can be causing this . i don't want to stop the chantix but i can't go through that again.

    Reply

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