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Review: taking Prozac and Xanax together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Prozac and Xanax together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prozac and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,335 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 42,333 Prozac users)

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,031 Xanax users)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 5,334 people who take Prozac, Xanax are studied

Prozac, Xanax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
- Xanax (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Prozac is effective9.09%
(3 of 33 people)
21.15%
(11 of 52 people)
6.06%
(2 of 33 people)
28.89%
(13 of 45 people)
41.46%
(17 of 41 people)
57.58%
(19 of 33 people)
45.00%
(18 of 40 people)
n/a
Xanax is effective40.54%
(15 of 37 people)
45.00%
(27 of 60 people)
42.86%
(15 of 35 people)
48.89%
(22 of 45 people)
59.52%
(25 of 42 people)
67.74%
(21 of 31 people)
73.33%
(22 of 30 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FatigueAnxietyBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressionAnxietyDepressionAnxietyAnxiety
AnxietyNauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyDepressionAnxietyInsomniaDepression
Suicidal IdeationInsomniaBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBack PainMyocardial InfarctionSuicide AttemptPalpitationsNausea
Suicide AttemptAstheniaAnxietyWeight IncreasedEmotional DistressEmotional DistressFeeling AbnormalPain
DepressionVomitingMusculoskeletal DisorderArthralgiaCoronary Artery DiseasePainDrug IneffectiveFatigue
InsomniaDepressionDiabetic NeuropathyNauseaOedema PeripheralIntentional OverdoseBack PainDyspnoea
NauseaObesityNeuropathy PeripheralInsomniaNauseaInsomniaIntentional OverdoseBack Pain
DizzinessBack PainHyperlipidaemiaDizzinessPainHeadacheFallArthralgia
ComaType 2 Diabetes MellitusSpinal Column StenosisMuscle SpasmsSinus BradycardiaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDizzinessAsthenia
DyspnoeaConstipationBack PainFatigueHypertensionCerebrovascular AccidentSuicide AttemptChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Prozac is effective31.88%
(73 of 229 people)
19.15%
(9 of 47 people)
Xanax is effective52.14%
(122 of 234 people)
55.32%
(26 of 47 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionAnxiety
NauseaDepression
AnxietyFatigue
PainNausea
FatigueDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
DyspnoeaSuicidal Ideation
Back PainDrug Ineffective
ArthralgiaAsthenia
FallPain
DizzinessInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prozac is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
23.53%
(16 of 68 people)
10.42%
(20 of 192 people)
12.06%
(17 of 141 people)
20.78%
(16 of 77 people)
30.00%
(9 of 30 people)
Xanax is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
44.44%
(32 of 72 people)
21.32%
(42 of 197 people)
20.83%
(30 of 144 people)
30.77%
(24 of 78 people)
46.88%
(15 of 32 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Premature BabySturge-weber SyndromeDepressionAnxietyWeight IncreasedDepressionAnxietyAnxiety
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusComaSuicidal IdeationInsomniaAnxietyNauseaDepressionPain
Congenital Heart Disease NosHaemangioma NosWeight IncreasedDepressionDepressionPainNauseaNausea
Drug Exposure During PregnancyHaemangioma CongenitalElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedSuicidal IdeationNauseaChest PainFatigueFatigue
Neonatal DisorderBrain DamageMusculoskeletal StiffnessDrug IneffectivePainFatiguePainDyspnoea
Bradycardia NeonatalHepatic FailureCholecystitis ChronicBack PainDrug DependenceAnxietyPain In ExtremityFall
Cardiac ArrestOverdoseBlood Prolactin IncreasedFatigueInsomniaBack PainArthralgiaBack Pain
Respiratory ArrestAnxietyPanic AttackArthralgiaDyspnoeaPyrexiaAsthenia
PoisoningLethargyCrohn's DiseaseDrug Withdrawal SyndromeHeadacheFallDepression
Cyanosis NeonatalCondition AggravatedPainAstheniaArthralgiaDyspnoeaDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I am wondering if xarelto is causing me to have leg tremors?
    In May of last year I was in the hospital being treated for dizziness and high blood pressure. They ran an EKG but didn't discover anything, the hospital put me on 25 mg a day of metroprolol tartrate. I went to a doctor and she switched me to lisinopril for the entire summer and it caused a great deal of adverse effects such as nearly passing out on a daily basis, sick, tired all the time, and really feeling ill all day long. I was switched back to metroprolol tartrate and gradually increased to 200 mg a day. I went to a heart doctor and he put me on xarelto. After being on it for a bout a month, I noticed my legs starting to shake when I am in a particular position. This only started after I started the xarelto. I don't have an appt with my heart doctor till June again. Should I bring this up to my regular doctor? He didn't want to put me on warfarin but I am wondering what to do?
  • Can gastro and esofagil disorders happen when taking xanax and estrigen
    acid reflux, chest discomfort, nausea, pain in the area of the gall blader
  • Can taking meth effect my congestive heart failure
    I'm not a everyday user of it but I get a real bad abdominalpain that causes my anisanxiety to feel like im gonna have a heart attack and I will take a xanax to bring me down. How many more times will that xanax trick work?
  • Can daliresp cause sever lower back pain and light perioud bleeding?
    I started Daliresp tab.and i began having a really bad rash in my private parts .. by the 3rd day i started having awful pain in my lower back with some light blood in my urin, now i have this severe pain and its as if i have a light perioud. i had a comple hysterectomy in 2003,due to overian cancer. i will call my pulmonaligist who put me on this medication on monday the 26th . but i am concern thats why i am asking ...
  • Can the effects of xanax manifest without the drug after longterm abuse (2 answers)
    Facial numbness jaw and lips, paranoia,belligerence. Stupor false memories or delusions stays inside mostly accelerated aging, denial , she claims her prescription was stolen then I think she found them ,she denies taking stuff but she acts as if in a stupor like she's on something but she denies it and its lasting days now can this be a memory of the drug I mean her body acting as if she had drug because of long term use

More questions for: Prozac, Xanax

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

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    No side effects, works wonders, taking for two years and weaning off.
  • Xanax and periphial neuropathy
    Took 1mg of Xanax 3x a day for 29 years and I have Peripheral Neuropathy! I withdrew off of over a year time and have been off of it for 5 months. I believe that it had something to do with my Neurpathy because the problems started when I started to withdraw from it! It is horrible! I wish that more people would report this about Xanax!
  • Fluoxetine with hypnagogic hallucinations
    Was taking fluoxetine until recently for a depressive episode (suffered from depression pretty much my whole life). Strange hypnagogic hallucinations and bizarre thoughts, sometimes coupled with feeling faint. Also strong feelings of numbness for the first two weeks or so, headaches and dry mouth. Strangely only on 20mg...This is my second time on fluoxetine and the experience has been totally different (last time it seemed to make me act callously and superficially towards people, and to be generally irresponsible, going out, avoiding work etc.).

    Doctor had now changed me over to sertraline, been on it for 3 days and ok so far apart from minor headaches.
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    I been taking Veltrex for a viral infection in my eye for 3 days and today my blood sugar was 448.My normal blood sugar runs around 146.
  • Xanax xr lives up to it's claim.
    I get annoyed reading so many negative reviews of Xanax XR. I assume those come from thrill-seeking drug addicts. Therapeutically I find Xanax XR to be a genius idea - and it works like it should. Xanax was aleady long-established as (probably the most) effective anti-anxiety & anti-panic agent, that also does wonders for things like 'social phobia'. But the problem was always that Xanax wore off too quickly, leaving the patient in a state of wanting more. I know, I was one of those patients. Then came along Xanax XR: meant to deliver the same drug over an extended period of time. It does that just fine, I don't need to carry around a bottle of pills to have my next dose at-the-ready. Xanax XR does the job for a solid 8-12 hours (I give a range because I never actually counted the hours.). The best part is that I feel the first beneficial effect only 30 minutes after taking Xanax XR - I don't have to wait 2 hours. It's forumlated well. Sorry that drug junkies can't get a 'rush' from it. But it is Xanax and it does last all day.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • You can say I've give on everything. I stay in my bedroom all the time. I dont like to be around no one and don't like to do nothing no more. This has been going on for over two years now. I can't get no help or insurance to get my medical problems. I guess the government is just waiting for us sick and poor that's work and paid my taxes in to die off

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Onset of nausea and diarrhea this past Friday slept most of Friday thru Sunday. Went to work on Monday with continuation of symptoms then started with chills. Sent home with fever low grade 99.6 . Stayed home Tuesday &Wednesday and have done nothing but sleep no fever since Monday all symptoms continue.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • never done full panel of hormones; cortisol flatlined 5 years ago now too high; testing also showed high estrogen levels for peri-menopausal female

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. 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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