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can the brand prozac work better than the genric fluoetine

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Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin which relieves symptoms.
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Dr. Shariq Refai
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Can be: Can take 4-6 weeks to take full effect.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
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1 to 2 weeks: All medications in this group ( ssri) take 1-2 weeks for full effect.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Yes: Yes, there are many medications that are as effective as prozac (fluoxetine). Because prozac (fluoxetine) is an older medication it has more side effe ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Prozac (fluoxetine): Like other antidepressants, Prozac (fluoxetine) generally requires at least 4-6 weeks' consistent dosing for therapeutic effectiveness. You may exper ... Read More
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Dr. Kira Stein
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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2 weeks: 2-4 weeks is the general time frame to give medications to see if they help. Prozac (fluoxetine) is the most recommended and best working in teens. If ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Prozac: If you can contact your original treating physician it would help if he/she could advise you. I suspect he/she will want to see you first,however. I w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Yes: Prozac is designed only to raise the serotonin level. SSRIs increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, and this is how fluoxetine is thought to i ... Read More
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Dr. Evan Altman
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SSRIs: These are medications that prevent the reuptake of serotonin, a chemical messenger that plays a role in brain activity including depression/anxiety. B ... Read More

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