Pristiq vs Prozac

Pristiq
(Rx)
Prozac
(Rx)
Pristiq is an antidepressant medication.
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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February 29, 2008
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
34,809 Discussions
367,437 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Panic
#6 for GAD
Pristiq is prescribed for Depression and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, although it is not approved for this condition.
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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Pri
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
6
Nausea
5
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Serotonin Syndrome
2
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Decreased Libido
1
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Nausea
2
Suicidal behavior
1
Dizziness
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Pristiq
Pri
Prozac
Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pri
Pro
10
5
Weight Gain
Pri
Pro
6
0
Nausea
Pri
Pro
5
2
Dizziness
Pri
Pro
3
1
Head Zaps
Pri
Pro
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Pri
Pro
2
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Pri
Pro
2
1
Drowsiness
Pri
Pro
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Pri
Pro
1
1
Decreased Libido
Pri
Pro
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Pri
5
10
Nausea
Pro
Pri
2
5
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Pri
1
1
Dizziness
Pro
Pri
1
3
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Pri
1
2
Numbness
Pro
Pri
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Pri
1
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Pri
1
1
Decreased Libido
Pro
Pri
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Pri
1
2
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 Pristiq 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 Pristiq 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: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
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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Desvenlafaxine
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pristiq and Prozac: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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