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does prozac help with adhd

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Halim
14 years experience Psychiatry
Not directly...: Fluoxetine does not directly help manage the symptoms of adhd. However, if one is depressed or overly anxious, the ssri may indirectly treat the under ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Perret
15 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not generally: There are some antidepressants that are known to help with adhd. Usually they are ones that boost adrenaline (aka norepinephrine). Examples include ... Read More
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Dr. Manaf Ahmad
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: It does not treat adhd but it can reduce anxiety

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
49 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: The neurotransmitter (nt) most involved in adhd is dopamine. Prozac boosts the effects of serotonin, another nt. Those two nts are kind of on a 'seesa ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD, Prozac (fluoxetine): Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(adhd) can have symptoms- inability to sit still, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness these symptoms may ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not typically: Prozac (fluoxetine) is commonly prescribed with ADHD and associated stimulant medications. However, if you are depressed and now taking Prozac (fluox ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Cunningham
18 years experience Psychiatry
Very Common: It's a very common and safe practice to prescribe an SSRI and a Stimulant together.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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???: Most ADD meds will interact with prozac. The two meds and conditions can be carefully blended if done with the help of a skilled physician.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Medication Effects: I understand your concern about anxiety. Prozac can cause anxiety. Strattera can cause insomnia, lack of libido and headache Abilify can cause agitati ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): We wish u the best & speedy recovery. If prescribed by 1 doctor, combination should be safe.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Medication effects: Using Xanax (alprazolam) together with Prozac may increase blood levels of Xanax (alprazolam) causing excessive drowsiness, thus affecting your studie ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
May be prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) can make some people have manic type of episodes. Speak to your prescriber and explain your situation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please let your dr /: Psychiatrist know immediately that you feel suicidal on prozac (fluoxetine). One possibility is that you are suffering from a bipolar depression and n ... Read More
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