Prozac vs Zoloft for OCD

Prozac
(Rx)
Zoloft
(Rx)
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Zoloft is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for OCD
3.3
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for OCD
2.9
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 29, 1987
December 30, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
367,437 Discussions
379,433 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
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for Headaches
#9 for Anger
#10 for Weight Loss
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for ADHD
#13 for GAD
#14 for Mood Swings
#15 for Anxiety Attacks
#16 for Panic Disorder
#17 for PTSD
Zoloft is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression 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
Zol
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
5
Dizziness
4
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Decreased Libido
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
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Prozac
Pro
Zoloft
Zol
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Zol
9
9
Nausea
Pro
Zol
3
5
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Zol
3
2
Dizziness
Pro
Zol
2
4
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Zol
2
2
Numbness
Pro
Zol
2
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Zol
2
1
Drowsiness
Pro
Zol
1
2
Decreased Libido
Pro
Zol
1
2
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Zol
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zol
Pro
9
9
Nausea
Zol
Pro
5
3
Dizziness
Zol
Pro
4
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Zol
Pro
2
2
Numbness
Zol
Pro
2
2
Suicidal behavior
Zol
Pro
2
3
Drowsiness
Zol
Pro
2
1
Decreased Libido
Zol
Pro
2
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Zol
Pro
1
2
Palpitations
Zol
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.
C Category C
Before taking Zoloft 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 Prozac and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zoloft and alcohol.
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: 15 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Concentrate: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Fluoxetine Hcl
Sertraline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Prozac and Zoloft: 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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