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Can prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg cause confusion and memory problems been on it for 7 months?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes: That can happen. So, talk ASAP to your Dr about a taper-off program or how to deal with this set of issues. DO NOT just stop. The risk of w/drawal reactions is real and not good. People sensitive to side effects might be more sensitive to that too. So, work together on taper. Consider CBT to lower or replace need for medication. Anxiety is handled best w/ skills, not pills. Best to you!
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) effects: I understand your concern. Thank you for informing about Anxiety and being Type A. Side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) can be dizziness, sleepiness, disturbance in attention, restlessness, and memory problems. See Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss benefits and side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine), decreasing the dose; Therapy Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation.
Dr. Emad Tadros
Dr. Emad Tadros commented
Psychiatry 39 years experience
No. generally Prozac is a very safe drug
Apr 10, 2016

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