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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): 20 mg., yes, not 200mg. This is the average recommended daily dose.

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might d ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If Prozac (fluoxetine) does not keep you awake with bedtime dose, fine to take then. Many prefer a morning dose. Take consistently same time each day ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Depend: Different condition require diffferently, as for major depression or OCD disorder, Prozac (fluoxetine) can be taken up to max of 80 mg per day. For pa ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
High dose prozac (fluoxetine): That dose may not be safe. I have never had a patient on 90 mgs per day. There are a lot of other strategies a board certified psychiatrist would gene ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe not: Though that would be a high daily dose, there is a weekly form of Prozac (fluoxetine) that is 90 mgs. If it is a daily dose, perhaps a med change is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
Won't fix depression: Antidepressants all need to be taken on a regular daily basis to work as antidepressants. The usual daily dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) is 20 mg, but s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ace pills: I would not recommend those weight control supplements with prozac, (fluoxetine) due to worsening of anxiety.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
61 years experience Psychiatry
Definitely : This regimen will simply level out as if taking 10 MGM ever day- many people w depression and good coping skills or cbt will do well w this lower dose
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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
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Dr. Moji Ariyo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other m ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Usually after one week you would see some response, then within 4-5 weeks for full efficacy at the therapeutic dose.

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