A 57-year-old female asked:
Would there be any efficacy in taking 10 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety/depression i am extremely sensitive to all medications/antidepressants?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Saberianswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Possibly: Usual starting dose is 20 mg but it is not unreasonable to try a 10 mg dose. Usually want to give it 3 to 5, even potentially six weeks if you're tolerating it okay.
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Dr. Nicole Dickensanswered
28 years experience
Low dose Prozac (fluoxetine) : If still symptomatic and if normally medication sensitive it's reasonable to start at a low dose with the goal of titrating slowly to a standard therapeutic treating dose to get optimal results. Some even use alternating dose days. For example 10-20-10-20. If unable to tolerate would consider alternative medication or an adjunct to the Prozac (fluoxetine) .
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Last updated Apr 1, 2015
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