Review: Prozac and Xanax
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 5,331 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 42,269 users) Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)
What are the drugs
Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 42,269 users)
Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 5,330 people who take Prozac, Xanax are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Prozac is effective||9.09%|
(3 of 33 people)
(10 of 51 people)
(2 of 32 people)
(13 of 45 people)
(17 of 41 people)
(18 of 32 people)
(18 of 40 people)
|Xanax is effective||40.54%|
(15 of 37 people)
(27 of 60 people)
(14 of 34 people)
(22 of 44 people)
(24 of 41 people)
(21 of 31 people)
(22 of 30 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Fatigue||Anxiety||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Anxiety||Depression||Anxiety||Anxiety|
|Anxiety||Nausea||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Anxiety||Depression||Anxiety||Insomnia||Depression|
|Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Back Pain||Myocardial Infarction||Suicide Attempt||Palpitations||Nausea|
|Suicide Attempt||Asthenia||Anxiety||Weight Increased||Emotional Distress||Emotional Distress||Feeling Abnormal||Pain|
|Depression||Vomiting||Hyperlipidaemia||Dizziness||Coronary Artery Disease||Pain||Drug Ineffective||Fatigue|
|Insomnia||Depression||Neuropathy Peripheral||Insomnia||Nausea||Intentional Overdose||Back Pain||Dyspnoea|
|Nausea||Obesity||Diabetic Neuropathy||Muscle Spasms||Oedema Peripheral||Insomnia||Intentional Overdose||Back Pain|
|Dizziness||Back Pain||Musculoskeletal Disorder||Arthralgia||Pain||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Fall||Arthralgia|
|Coma||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Spinal Column Stenosis||Sleep Disorder||Haemangioma||Ear Pain||Dizziness||Asthenia|
|Dyspnoea||Constipation||Headache||Fatigue||Urethritis||Influenza||Suicide Attempt||Chest Pain|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Prozac is effective||31.42%|
(71 of 226 people)
(9 of 47 people)
|Xanax is effective||51.95%|
(120 of 231 people)
(26 of 47 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Fatigue||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Prozac is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 17 people)
(16 of 68 people)
(20 of 192 people)
(16 of 136 people)
(15 of 69 people)
(9 of 30 people)
|Xanax is effective||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(4 of 15 people)
(32 of 72 people)
(42 of 197 people)
(28 of 139 people)
(24 of 70 people)
(15 of 32 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Premature Baby||Sturge-weber Syndrome||Depression||Anxiety||Weight Increased||Depression||Anxiety||Anxiety|
|Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Coma||Suicidal Ideation||Insomnia||Anxiety||Nausea||Depression||Pain|
|Congenital Heart Disease Nos||Haemangioma Nos||Weight Increased||Depression||Depression||Pain||Fatigue||Nausea|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Haemangioma Congenital||Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged||Suicidal Ideation||Nausea||Chest Pain||Nausea||Fatigue|
|Neonatal Disorder||Brain Damage||Musculoskeletal Stiffness||Drug Ineffective||Pain||Fatigue||Pain||Dyspnoea|
|Bradycardia Neonatal||Hepatic Failure||Cholecystitis Chronic||Back Pain||Drug Dependence||Anxiety||Pain In Extremity||Fall|
|Cardiac Arrest||Overdose||Blood Prolactin Increased||Fatigue||Insomnia||Back Pain||Arthralgia||Back Pain|
|Respiratory Arrest||Anxiety||Panic Attack||Arthralgia||Dyspnoea||Pyrexia||Asthenia|
|Poisoning||Lethargy||Crohn's Disease||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Headache||Fall||Depression|
|Cyanosis Neonatal||Condition Aggravated||Pain||Asthenia||Arthralgia||Dyspnoea||Diarrhoea|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
- Is there some kind of self help that works for stopping nightmares
HELP! I am sick and tired (literally) of getting 5-6 nightmares per week. I sleep well but at waking time I get nightmares related to two main anxieties in my life. I cannot go off meds. Can I take them in smaller dosages, beak the dosing times during the day. I know it is the fault (mostly) of Pristiq. But what to do? I already do Yoga, bedtime relaxation routine, and a lot of healthy other stuff. HELP if you have kicked this problem.
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- A life of depression and fatigue
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- Zoplicine /and /xanax taken together
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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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Prozac is used in:
- Xanax is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Prozac alternatives:
- Xanax alternatives:
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