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Half life of prozac

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It will take a while to decrease the blood levels, like you said, because of the long half life.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You need to taper: the dose gradually, and you don't want to do that on your own, better be under doctor's supervision, best wishes
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes Prozac (fluoxetine) has a longer half life of approximately 5-7 days, eliminated usually in several weeks. Because of this yes, dose adjustments m ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
55 years experience Psychiatry
Depends...: The answer is "maybe", if you suffer from chronic major depression and you have not responded well to any other antidepressant, psychotherapy or elect ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Generally very safe; however, as you grow older, you may need doseage adjustments.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prozac (fluoxetine) can: Can decrease sex drive in may users. She shpould see her dcotor to get on a different medicine if possible, or she may need other meds like additional ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes, but: It is OK to feel good, and love your life. However, if you are concerned you are having a Mania episode, triggered by the fluoxetine, you need to tal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Multifaceted issue: Interesting question, with mulitple perspectives. Prozac (fluoxetine) can help manage depressive and anxiety symptoms quite well. Maybe this seems t ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Stupple
9 years experience General Practice
Talk with doctor: It is challenging to regulate the appropriate therapy for anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are many different treatment options, both with a ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Would be ok: Not clear without all the data that it would be necessary. if that is the only thought your current prescriber has , might be a good time for a 2nd op ... Read More
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