Improves mood and helps you relax. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more energizing than other antidepressants, but may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping. Helps you relax. Xanax (Alprazolam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and longer-term for panic attacks. More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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Sleep difficulty 18%
Muscle weakness 5%
Loss of appetite 7%
More Prozac side effects » More Xanax side effects » How it works Prozac Xanax Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Type of medication Prozac Xanax Prescription only Prescription only Available as Prozac Xanax Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Pill Extended release Dissolving tablet Liquid Used for Prozac Xanax Risk factors for serious side effects Prozac Xanax › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › Stopping Prozac (Fluoxetine) suddenly › History of heart problems › History of liver problems › Drug interactions › Taking other blood-thinning drugs › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder Detailed Prozac (fluoxetine) risks & warnings » › History of drug abuse › Taking with alcohol or drugs › Taking more than 4 mg/day or longer than 12 weeks › Stopping Xanax (Alprazolam) suddenly › Taking with alcohol or drugs › First trimester of pregnancy Detailed Xanax (alprazolam) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Alcohol Prozac Xanax No alcohol related info. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol.
Food Prozac Xanax › Take in the morning with food to avoid side effects. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Prozac Xanax No kidneys and liver related info. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
Sex Prozac Xanax › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. No sex related info.
Sleep Prozac Xanax No sleep related info. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. Upsides and benefits Prozac Xanax › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Lowers relapse rates of depression and bulimia nervosa. › Causes less sleepiness than other antidepressants. › It's more energizing than other antidepressants, so it's good for people who have low energy. › It has been used to treat depression for a long time, so there's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Effective longer-term for panic attacks. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). Downsides and risks Prozac Xanax › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. › Can increase feelings of anxiety or cause headaches during the first few weeks of taking it. These effects should go away over time. › More likely than other antidepressants to interact with other medications you're taking. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Prozac Xanax › Take in the morning with food to avoid side effects. › Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood. › Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. Learn more More about Prozac Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Xanax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert