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Should I take fluoxetine or sertraline

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Anxiety help: There is no "best" medication for anxiety because different medications work for different people. It does take 4 to 6 weeks for meds like sertraline ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Talk with your doc: Talk with your own physician about this, but the general range would probably be 20 mg of prozac (fluoxetine).
Dr. Frank Lane
Psychiatry 39 years experience
40mg: Because there are several types of serotonin receptors, sertraline and fluoxetine may not be exactly equivalent in the way they work. That being said,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
For what condition?: It's important to know what condition is being treated -- so a good evaluation always comes first. Then helpful medicines can be selected if they're ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Notify your Dr - NOW: It may be your circumstances which are worsening your depression, but the current medication certainly isn't helping. Your doc is always on call, and... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, potentially: All the ssri class of medicines have a similar side effect profile, but these are potential side effects. Having a side effect with Prozac (fluoxeti... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Antidepressants: Your psychiatrist could consider augmenting your sertraline with other agents including abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, l-methyl folate, etc. Cou... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Similar: Both of these medications are selectiveserotonin reuptake inhibitors. Each has different qualities but they are in the same class. Differences with ne... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
SSRI effects: Both Sertraline and Fluoxetine are used for Treatment of Depression and anxiety. 20mg Fluoxetine is lower dosethan100mg Sertraline in equivalency. D... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Suggest taking with dinner on full stomach if ok with your prescribing doc.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry 42 years experience
ONE drink, caution!: You said for a drink, singular. Use great caution. Unless you are switching from one antidepressant to the other it is not common practice to take two... Read More

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