Ponstel vs. Prozac: side effect and effectiveness comparison - a phase IV clinical study
We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Ponstel and Prozac. The phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports (from sources including the FDA) of 166,425 people who take Ponstel and Prozac, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.
Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.
166,425 people who take Ponstel and Prozac are studied.
What is Ponstel?
Ponstel has active ingredients of mefenamic acid. It is often used in pain. eHealthMe is studying from 448 Ponstel users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
What is Prozac?
Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 78,672 Prozac users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.
Number of reports submitted per year:
Drugs being compared in this study:
- Ponstel (mefenamic acid)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
Most common side effects of the drugs, overall:
Most common side effects of the drugs, in long term (1+ years) use:
- not at all: 5.88 %
- somewhat: 16.18 %
- moderate: 32.35 %
- high: 39.71 %
- very high: 5.88 %
- not at all: 4.79 %
- somewhat: 21.28 %
- moderate: 36.0 %
- high: 29.38 %
- very high: 8.55 %
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How to use the study?
You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Alternative drugs to, pros and cons of:
Common Prozac side effects:
- Depression: 5,495 reports
- Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 5,402 reports
- Stress and anxiety: 5,237 reports
- Pain: 4,636 reports
- Drug ineffective: 4,626 reports
- Headache (pain in head): 4,424 reports
- Weakness: 3,548 reports
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How the study uses the data?
The study is based on mefenamic acid and fluoxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Ponstel and Prozac, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.
Who is eHealthMe?
With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).
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