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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 reports of 1,064 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,189 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,412 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

On Sep, 11, 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

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaDepressionDepressionAnxietySuicide AttemptDepressionDepressionDepression
DepressionAnxietySuicide AttemptHallucinationAnxietySuicide AttemptIntentional OverdoseNausea
VomitingSuicide AttemptAnxietyPainDepressionAggressionAnxietyAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationIntentional OverdoseAbnormal DreamsBack PainIntentional OverdoseAnxietySuicide AttemptAbnormal Dreams
Feeling AbnormalAggressionInsomniaFeeling AbnormalAggressionIntentional OverdoseSuicidal IdeationFeeling Abnormal
AnxietySuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationHaematuriaInsomniaMental DisorderAbnormal BehaviourVomiting
HeadacheNauseaAggressionHypotensionMental DisorderAbnormal BehaviourAggressionSuicidal Ideation
Abnormal DreamsMental DisorderIntentional OverdoseIntervertebral Disc DegenerationBipolar DisorderBipolar DisorderPanic AttackHeadache
NervousnessInsomniaAngerImpaired HealingEmotional DistressConfusional StateMusculoskeletal PainFatigue
MalaiseBipolar DisorderBipolar DisorderHypermetropiaAbnormal BehaviourPost-traumatic Stress DisorderTransient Ischaemic AttackInsomnia

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)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionDepression
NauseaAnxiety
AnxietyFeeling Abnormal
Abnormal DreamsNausea
InsomniaPain
VomitingConfusional State
Suicidal IdeationAbnormal Dreams
HeadacheMultiple Myeloma
Suicide AttemptHallucination
Feeling AbnormalFatigue

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

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aDiarrhoeaDepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionNausea
ConstipationAggressionAnxietyNauseaAnxietyAnxiety
Cold SweatNauseaSuicide AttemptAnxietyNauseaFeeling Abnormal
Abdominal PainAnxietyFeeling AbnormalSuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationDyspnoea
HyperhidrosisInsomniaNauseaSuicidal IdeationAbnormal DreamsVomiting
Influenza Like IllnessSuicide AttemptIntentional OverdoseHeadachePainDehydration
SedationSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationInsomniaInsomniaConfusional State
NauseaMental DisorderMental DisorderVomitingSuicide AttemptDyspepsia
LethargyAngerFatigueIntentional OverdoseHeadacheAsthenia
VomitingDecreased AppetiteVomitingFatigueFatigueRenal Failure Chronic

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years 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 (4 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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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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