A 62-year-old female asked:
Does it make a difference if you take prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime or morning?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not really: For some people, Prozac (fluoxetine) is activating -- so best to take it in the morning. Most important is to pick the same time every day so that you remember to take it.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might disturb sleep if taken at bedtime. Most patients take it after their first food of the day, e.g., after breakfast. Rarely, patients find it sedating instead of activating, and then it's best to take it at bedtime.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2015
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