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A 35-year-old male asked:

can i use vitamine b8 ( inositol) as alternative to prozac (fluoxetine) for ocd treatment cause i belive prozac (fluoxetine) has side effects..which i don't like . with thanks?

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Dr. Elissa Gross
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Consult psychiatrist: Hi there. I am a paychologist, medication is not my specialty. Having worked with many clients with OCD, I would strongly suggest that you consult with a psychiatrist to describe your symptoms, provide a thorough history, and express your concerns. The psychiatrist should be able to guide you. I usually find a combination of therapy and medication works best.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation can be an excellent approach to OCD.
Nov 1, 2015

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Kyle, TX
A 34-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take inositol while on fluoxetine?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Most likely yes: I could find no reports of any interactions. However, you should inform your prescriber that you are taking alternative/complementary substances like inositol.

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