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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
SSRI antidepresant : Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to tr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Weight Neutral: Any of the antidepressants can cause weight gain. When Prozac (fluoxetine) was first available, it was said to be weight neutral. If this is of conc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin which relieves symptoms.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Prozac (fluoxetine): If you mean "How do I wean myself off Prozac (fluoxetine)?" the general rule is to work with your prescribing physician to help you taper off graduall ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Delays ejaculation: Fluoxetine will delay ejaculation which depending on the couple may be good or bad. It will also decrease libido somewhat. If a person has an unwanted ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Headaches, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea are common. Also sexual side effects such as impotence later on.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
If you have to,: Yes.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
How much are: you prescribed to take? Increasing dose doesn't necessarily mean that you will get more benefit when reaching those doses. When dose is high - chances ... Read More

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