Lithium vs Prozac for Bipolar Disorder

Lithium
Prozac
(Rx)
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
4.3
Concern level
2.5
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.3
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
249,402 Discussions
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Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Lithium is approved for Bipolar Disorder 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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Lit
Weight Gain
8
Psychosis
4
Tiredness
4
Shaking
3
Insomnia
3
Mood Swings
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Restlessness
2
Irritability
2
Suicidal behavior
2
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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Weight Gain
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8
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Psychosis
Lit
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4
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Tiredness
Lit
Pro
4
0
Shaking
Lit
Pro
3
0
Insomnia
Lit
Pro
3
0
Mood Swings
Lit
Pro
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lit
Pro
2
9
Restlessness
Lit
Pro
2
0
Irritability
Lit
Pro
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lit
Pro
2
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Lit
9
2
Nausea
Pro
Lit
3
0
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Lit
3
2
Dizziness
Pro
Lit
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Lit
2
0
Numbness
Pro
Lit
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Lit
2
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Lit
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pro
Lit
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Lit
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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Not Available
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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Alcohol may lower concentration of lithium and reduce it's therapeutic effect.
There may be a negative interaction between Prozac and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
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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Lithium Citrate
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lithium 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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