Lexapro vs Prozac

Lexapro
(Rx)
Prozac
(Rx)
Lexapro is an antidepressant medication.
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 14, 2002
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
289,057 Discussions
367,437 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Pain
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Headaches
#9 for OCD
#10 for GAD
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Mood Swings
Lexapro is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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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Lex
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Nausea
4
Dizziness
4
Sexual Dysfunction
3
Numbness
2
Drowsiness
2
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Head Zaps
1
Palpitations
1
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Nausea
3
Suicidal behavior
2
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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10
8
Nausea
Lex
Pro
4
3
Dizziness
Lex
Pro
4
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Lex
Pro
3
2
Numbness
Lex
Pro
2
2
Drowsiness
Lex
Pro
2
1
Decreased Libido
Lex
Pro
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Lex
Pro
1
2
Head Zaps
Lex
Pro
1
0
Palpitations
Lex
Pro
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Lex
8
10
Nausea
Pro
Lex
3
4
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Lex
2
1
Dizziness
Pro
Lex
2
4
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Lex
2
3
Numbness
Pro
Lex
2
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Lex
1
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Lex
1
2
Decreased Libido
Pro
Lex
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Lex
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 Lexapro 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 Lexapro and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Prozac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 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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Escitalopram Oxalate
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lexapro and Prozac: Moderate 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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