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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking prozac (fluoxetine)? also am i able to have a drink here and there? i just want to know what's safe and what isn't.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
No, not safe: No, it's not safe to combine marijuana or alcohol with prozac (fluoxetine).
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Marijuana can increase depression, anxiety and social anxiety in particular, so you may be playing both ends against the middle here. Alcohol is also a depressant, and you are 18 years old. Marijuana is particularly bad for brains that are still growing and maturing. If a doctor is treating you for depression you have an obligation to let them know if you are drinking or using pot.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2017

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