A member asked:

I am 65 yr old female would taking 20 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) every other day be beneficial for depression and anxiety?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Pacita David answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Why every other day?: Prozac (fluoxetine), (fluoxetine) along with other antidepressant medications, are dosed either daily or twice daily, depending on the medication. Prozac (fluoxetine) is designed to be dosed once a day, and is recommended it be taken that way. Also, it would be much easier to remember to take it daily. There is a formulation of Prozac (fluoxetine) that is taken once a week, called Prozac (fluoxetine) Weekly. Hope this information is helpful. All the best.

Answered 1/13/2017


Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

Answered 12/18/2020



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