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Grafton, MA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Im taking prozac (fluoxetine) (the generic form) for anxiety and depression. is it ok to drink alcohol when im taking this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Seres
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Be careful: I'd limit self to no more than one drink until i know how it would affect you. Also, side alcohol is a depressant, it can counter the affect of the prozac (fluoxetine). Be judicious.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Fluoxetine enhances the effect of alcohol making it easier to get drunk!
Mar 7, 2014
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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