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A 31-year-old male asked:

Just wondering if you can tell me if there is an optimal dose for fluoxetine. i'm currently taking 10mg (for a year now).

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Fluoxetine: Dose may depend on why fluoxetine is prescribed, but most people take 20mg. May need higher for ocd, or less for other kinds of anxiety alone. With depression, generally 20mg. Have used higher doses for depression sometimes too. Need to titrate for individual patient response.

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Last updated May 9, 2016

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