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Is Prozac effective

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Anxiety Disorders 33 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes, in some people. Not all antidepressants work for everyone, and there are many available to try in order to find the one that works for you. You... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Both medications are belong to the SSRI group and they are both used for GAD. Weight loss is much more common than weight gain with Fluoxetine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Often, yes.: If you mean can Prozac (fluoxetine) still be effective after taking it for four years? The answer would be yes. For some, symptoms can recur while on... Read More
Dr. Richard Levenson
Anxiety Disorders 33 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes. I have seen patients who have been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for more than 10 years who still benefit from it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That depends: Doctors used extremely high doses of prozac (fluoxetine) when it first came out. Now the maximum dose is 80 /mg per day. However, depending on the con... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Onset usually first 2 weeks, full effectiveness 4-6 weeks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
3 weeks or more: Most ssris start to show effectiveness against depression about 2 weeks after starting them. Prozac (fluoxetine) is about 1 week slower due to its lo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Studies have shown that restarting ssris after a period washout provide equivalent efficacy when compared to prior trials.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
In a way: Drinking on an ssri antidepressant can make depression or anxiety persist ("fighting" the treatment), ; increases seizure risk. The med can also make... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is a no no with psychiatric medications for the most part. It does make it less effective. Alcohol is a depressant so it can worsen depression... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
It Depends: As i really don't know what your diagnosis is from the information you provided and do not know what benefit Prozac (fluoxetine) was providing and is ... Read More

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