Amitriptyline vs Prozac

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Prozac
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,972 Discussions
366,165 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Nerve Pain
#8 for Weight Gain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Neuropathy
Amitriptyline is prescribed for Depression, Headaches, Insomnia and Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Mood Swings
Prozac is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Drowsiness
5
Dry Mouth
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Dizziness
4
Grogginess
2
Palpitations
1
Nightmares
1
Twitching
1
Hallucinations
1
Tachycardia
1
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
3
Suicidal behavior
3
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Amitriptyline
Ami
Prozac
Pro
Drowsiness
Ami
Pro
5
1
Dry Mouth
Ami
Pro
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Pro
4
9
Dizziness
Ami
Pro
4
2
Grogginess
Ami
Pro
2
0
Palpitations
Ami
Pro
1
0
Nightmares
Ami
Pro
1
0
Twitching
Ami
Pro
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Pro
1
0
Tachycardia
Ami
Pro
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Ami
9
4
Nausea
Pro
Ami
3
0
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Ami
3
0
Dizziness
Pro
Ami
2
4
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Ami
2
0
Numbness
Pro
Ami
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Ami
2
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Ami
1
5
Decreased Libido
Pro
Ami
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Ami
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amitriptyline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Prozac during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amitriptyline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Prozac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 20 mg/5 mL
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amitriptyline Hcl
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline and Prozac: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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