Citalopram vs Fluoxetine HCl

Citalopram
(Rx)
Fluoxetine HCl
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,741 Discussions
59,988 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Panic
#5 for OCD
#7 for GAD
#8 for PND
#9 for Mood Swings
Citalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Panic Attacks, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#8 for Bulimia
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Eating Disorder
Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
7
Dizziness
6
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Palpitations
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Dry Mouth
2
Paranoia
2
Flu
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Suicidal behavior
3
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Dry Mouth
1
Decreased Libido
1
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Citalopram
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
Flu
9
8
Nausea
Cit
Flu
7
5
Dizziness
Cit
Flu
6
4
Numbness
Cit
Flu
2
2
Suicidal behavior
Cit
Flu
2
3
Drowsiness
Cit
Flu
2
2
Palpitations
Cit
Flu
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Flu
2
2
Dry Mouth
Cit
Flu
2
1
Paranoia
Cit
Flu
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Flu
Cit
8
9
Nausea
Flu
Cit
5
7
Dizziness
Flu
Cit
4
6
Suicidal behavior
Flu
Cit
3
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Flu
Cit
2
2
Drowsiness
Flu
Cit
2
2
Numbness
Flu
Cit
2
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Flu
Cit
2
0
Dry Mouth
Flu
Cit
1
2
Decreased Libido
Flu
Cit
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 Citalopram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Fluoxetine HCl 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 Citalopram and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Fluoxetine Hcl, Fluoxetine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Fluoxetine HCl: 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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