A 23-year-old female asked:
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when i take prozac (fluoxetine) at night, i wake up sometimes and it seems like a part of my brain isn't shutting off. wondering what is going on?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Prozac (fluoxetine): is an activating antidepressant. It should be taken in the morning. All antidepressants can precipitate manic, hypomanic or mixed manic states if the underlying condition is bipolar disease
Answered on May 23, 2016
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