• Valarie Spain Valarie Spain
    April 30, 2009
    Is Prozac or Zoloft better for anxiety and OCD?
    Valarie Spain Valarie Spain
    April 30, 2009

    I have OCD (saving and hoarding) and I'd like to know if Zoloft or Prozac is a better choice for that condition? Does one have fewer side effects or anything?

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  • Merely Me
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    April 30, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    April 30, 2009

    Hello Valarie

     

    Every medication will work differently for each individual so it is really hard to say which will work best for you.  And as for side effects, both Prozac and Zoloft have side effects...depends on which side effects you are most worried about.  You might just have to try one or the other to see.  What does your doctor say?

     

    I want to give you the link to our anxiety site where they might be able to better answer your question.

     

    I also want to give you a link to a forum where other patients describe their experience with taking either Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil to treat their OCD.

     

    Also this Mayo Clinic article about medications for OCD might be of interest to you.

     

    I sure hope this helps some.  Thank you for your question.


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