A 25-year-old male asked:
does prozac (fluoxetine) lead to weight loss because of the change in neurotransmitters? after stopping does the drug change things around or can the brain go back
1 doctor answer
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Balance chemical : Prozac (fluoxetine) usually cause weight gains. Antidepressant is used to balance the neuro transmitters in your brain. After you stop it does affect some part of your brain. Sometimes it will restore your brain function if your body can make up the low neurotransmitter, but , unfortunately, sometimes your body can not make up the different, then you go back to previous stage. Everybody respond differently.
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
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