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A 28-year-old male asked:

i am looking for a psychiatrist to prescribe fluoxetine for depression? can you help?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Fluoxetine: cannot be prescribed online, telemedicine regulations, you need to see a psychiatrist in person for evaluation and management, best wishes
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Define help: In many states a doc can loose or have restrictions placed on their license for doing what you ask. They require an in person history/physical & related testing before prescription meds are given along with full records that document need. This site is for answering medical questions when you describe a problem. There are no treatments sent out from this site.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) a good medication for depression?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Excellent: Inexpensive also but like anything else, it's all about you and what works for you. Talk to your doctor. Sometimes we try several until we find what works best for you.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Good Answer. Wishing you'all the best. In addition I would recommend books on mindfulness to deal with depression and anxiety without medication
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for fluoxetine to kick in for depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Varies: This can vary andre depend on the dose needed for help. Some people will report benefit within several days but it may take a few weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I would like Prozac (fluoxetine) not for depression but to lower my sexdrive. Could i lie to my dr. And get some?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Why lie?: It is an off label but legitimate use for prozac (fluoxetine). However, bipolar disorder does need to be ruled out as a cause of your elevated sex drive or else Prozac (fluoxetine) could actually make it worse. Please be very straightforward with your physician and i think you will be rewarded with good results. Best wishes.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it right to say that there are currently three different effective drugs for depression: tricyclic, oxidace monoamine inhibitors, and prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
I would say 4: Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs to a class of drug called ssri selective serotonin receptor inhibitor. Also there is snri/ selective norepinephrine receptor inhibitor.God bless u! http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/depression/depressed-12-mental-tips-to-turn-it-around. http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/ http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?Page=3 http://m.Helpguide.Org/arti.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I need doctor's advice on using fluoxetine for depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please don't self-: Treat without medical supervision. Fluxetine (prozac) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor which can be used to treat depression (and other conditions). It can be effective (especially when combined with some form of talking therapy). Please talk with your doctor to obtain more information. Take care.

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