A member asked:

Because of side effects is it ok for a 65 yr old woman to take 20 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) every other day?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Ira Katz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Yes, but...: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a medication with a very long half life, which means it stays in your body for a long time and once at a stable level (which is 6 or 7 weeks for Prozac (fluoxetine) and it's active breakdown products) you can take these meds every other day. Of course why not 10mg a day? Or if the side effects are bad enough you may want to discuss changing medications? The goal is to feel better, not worse from SE's

Answered 10/7/2020

1.7k views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...