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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Safety of,Prozac (fluoxetine): Long term use of anti depressants will,cause changes in receptor activity n the brain, decreasing desired effects, but no findings of significant harm ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Risk vs benefit: The decision to treat psychiatric disorders must be made individually where the theoretical risks of exposures are weighed against the known risks of ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Comparing Medication: I think that most of us here online would be neutral on this question. They are both successfully used to treat millions of human's and are both consi ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Bendezu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to answer: Both drugs are safe and generally well tolerated if taken as recommended. They have slightly different side effects which is why one may be used inste ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Relative safety: Within appropriate dosage limits, both are safe and effective for depression. However, they have different neurotransmitter profiles. Prozac has ant ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Prozac (fluoxetine) can be used long-term. I try to avoid long -term use of benzodiazapines. What are you doing besides taking medication? Cognitive B ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffry Lindenbaum
46 years experience Family Medicine
Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects: Prozac (fluoxetine) has been around forover 20 years. It is one of the safer ssris. Dopamine depletion can be seen and usually manifests with apathy ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evaluation: Individual decisions about treatment and medications will need to be made one on one. A comprehensive evaluation needs to be done to determine if cont ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin. No effect o growth. Initial side-effects mainly nausea & headaches & s ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): None of the above. Prozac (fluoxetine) has long half-life & can stay in your system for up to 72 hours, but be aware of some withdrawal symptoms a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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2 to 8 weeks: The initial improvement is usually felt at least on some day within two to 4 weeks. If used for ocd, significant improvement can take up to 12 weeks. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Onset usually first 2 weeks, full effectiveness 4-6 weeks.

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