A 25-year-old male asked:
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if one gets startedon prozac (fluoxetine) and stops immediately would this lead to increased vulnerability to changes in brain balance leading to more meds?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Unless advised by your physician you should not stop Prozac (fluoxetine) if you have anxiety or depression it will help your brain and hormones.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Prozac (fluoxetine): You should not stop Prozac (fluoxetine) abruptly as you can negative reactions. If you are discontinuing consult with your doctor for a healthy plan to titrate over time. Depending how long you have been on this medication it can take several weeks to discontinue without symptoms. My best.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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