A 62-year-old female asked:
My dr. lowered my dose of prozac (fluoxetine) from 20mg to 10mg..because of the half life does this mean i will have more in my system and if so for how long?
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Neurology 15 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes Prozac (fluoxetine) has a longer half life of approximately 5-7 days, eliminated usually in several weeks. Because of this yes, dose adjustments may delay change in symptoms if doing so for side effect reasons.
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