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Which is better for anxiety or depression. celexa or prozac (fluoxetine)? which has fewer side affects?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: Equal but Celexa at40mg carries a black box cardiac warning so in the long run Prozac (fluoxetine) is probably safer.
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
24 years experience
It depends: Both medis are in the same class, so side effect profiles are similar. Both are good agents for depression and anxiety. However individual patient respond to meds differently. Hope this helps.
Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is indicate for treating anxiety and depression, but Celexa is for depression.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
It is best to discuss your medication with your Psychiatrist who knows your medical history. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion.

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