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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Sorry: Years ago people tried loading up with precursors instead of using antidepressant but it didn't work in my experience--call your doc-- explain your si ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
41 years experience Psychiatry
Why substitute?: Prozac (fluoxetine) has long acting metabolites and therefore usually does not need to be tapered off unless their are other issues. Cognitive-behavi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
No: Prozac (fluoxetine) doesn't generally affect urine output, but amount of water you drink certainly does. Is your urine a dark yellow or brown color? ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Comments: This entire class of drugs can profoundly affect appetite and cause weight gain. This may not stop so easily, and you may well need to consult a phys ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if you: Stop your Prozac (fluoxetine) for five days, you may experience discontinuation symptoms. Not a good idea to treat medications like a yo- yo.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
No withdrawal: You are not likely to have withdrawal symptoms from prozac, (fluoxetine) because it's an extremely long-acting medication. In essence, it tapers itse ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
40 years experience General Practice
Gradual is best: Gradual tapering is best, but this should be done under the supervision of a physician....Preferably a psychiatrist.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Two weeks to clear: It usually takes prozac (fluoxetine) two weeks to clear from the body. In your case, the prozac (fluoxetine) should be gone in about 9 more days. Hope ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Check with doctor: It would be safe to start the prozac when you get to 25 mg of zoloft (sertraline). However, it is best that you check with the doctor prescribing thes ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Villacis
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wean under advice: Prozac is a medication that has a longer half life than many antidepressant. It isn't really designed to take every other day though. If someone is t ... Read More

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