A member asked:

Can you develop neuropathy from prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Dr. Christopher Lynch answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Patients may endorse neuropathic type symptoms when initiating or getting of this class of medication, known as ssris. Particularly, if a high dose is started without gradual titration or if a higher dose is stopped abruptly. I've seen it occur even in the setting of proper titration or weaning. This side effect is self limited and should resolve in its own. The time course is quite variable.

Answered Jun 6, 2016


Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Peripheral neuropathy is very uncommon. It occurs in about 1/10th of 1 percent of those taking prozac (fluoxetine).

Answered Oct 13, 2018



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