A 23-year-old male asked:
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which is better for anxiety or depression. celexa or prozac (fluoxetine)? which has fewer side affects?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Equal but Celexa at40mg carries a black box cardiac warning so in the long run Prozac (fluoxetine) is probably safer.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
Answered on May 7, 2014
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is indicate for treating anxiety and depression, but Celexa is for depression.
Answered on Aug 15, 2018

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