Prozac vs Xanax

Prozac
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.3
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 29, 1987
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
365,870 Discussions
613,966 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Prozac
Pro
Xanax
Xan
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Xan
9
0
Nausea
Pro
Xan
3
0
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Xan
3
0
Dizziness
Pro
Xan
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Xan
2
0
Numbness
Pro
Xan
2
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Xan
2
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Xan
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pro
Xan
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Pro
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Pro
2
0
Euphoria
Xan
Pro
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Pro
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Pro
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Pro
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Pro
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Pro
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Pro
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Pro
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 Prozac during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Prozac and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 20 mg/5 mL
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Fluoxetine Hcl
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Prozac and Xanax: 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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