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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Can withdrawal symptoms of Prozac lay dormant until about a month later?

Can withdrawal symptoms of Prozac lay dormant until about a month later?

Prozac withdrawal: Prozac has a very long half-life, about 16 days, which means the blood level drops gradually over several weeks. Therefore, in about a month's time, symptoms may re-appear for which you took this med initially, eg, irritability, anxiety, depression. Stopping Prozac should always be tapered slowly under doctor supervision for this reason. Check with prescribing doctor to review how you're feeling. ...Read more

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Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) in Children if he took it for 3 weeks only. Any withdrawal symptoms?

Usually: Usually SSRI anti-depressant meds such as Prozac (fluoxetine) should be tapered gradually unless there are severe side effects. Stopping suddenly may cause an increase in anxiety, depression, and other sx. Talk with your doctor about the exact timing of the tapering. ...Read more

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I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

Can happen: SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, depressed mood, confusion, irritability, restless legs, tremors, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, unsteady gait, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, ringing in ears, hypersensitivity to noise, sensation of ...Read more

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I have been off Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days now the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I don't want to go back on Paxil (paroxetine) should I take. Prozac in low dose for help?

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I have been off Paxil (paroxetine) for 5 days now the withdrawal symptoms are terrible. I don't want to go back on Paxil (paroxetine) should I take. Prozac in low dose for help?

NO: You dont stop Paxil (paroxetine) or any medication in this group ( ssri) at once. You should have gone off it gradually. Ifd you dont need it dont start any medication. Your symptoms will go away gradually. ...Read more

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Do you know the withdrawal symptoms of fluoxetine?

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Do you know the withdrawal symptoms of fluoxetine?

Prozac (fluoxetine) withdrawal: Dizziness, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremors, confusion, vertigo, nightmares, brain zaps (electric shock-like sensations). ...Read more

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I've been off my fluoxetine 20 mg for almost 3 weeks and I'm still getting zaps through my body. when should I expect the withdrawal symptoms to cease?

I've been off my fluoxetine 20 mg for almost 3 weeks and I'm still getting zaps through my body. when should I expect the withdrawal symptoms to cease?

Unusual: for you to have the "zaps" last so long and it is very unusual on Fluoxetine. It may not be from the Fluoxetine. I would advise you ask your doctor to give you 10 mg to take for a few week and see if you feel better. Then if the 10 mg are tablets, you could cut them in half and take 5 mg for a few weeks. This might help getting off of it easier. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below: Shakes, anxiety , increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin ?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of insulin
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Not a withdraw: Withdraw from Insulin is not realy correct term. If sombody needs inuslin for treatmet of diabetes but stopping it glucose will increase and may reach "hyperglycemia" causing dehydration, mental alteration, up to coma. Inulin adjustment should be always under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Are there withdrawal symptoms when stopping refalen?

Possible, not likely: Relafen (nabumetone) is a non steroidal anti -inflammatory. Stronger than Aspirin and less than cortisone products. It has many side effects. Withdrawal symptoms, meaning a consistent set of issues that arise when the drug is stopped abruptly.Thishas not been reported. However, I have had people describe a return of their original complaints when the drug is halted. This is relapse and not withdrawal. ...Read more

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What were your toughest withdrawal symptoms from tobacco?

First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from cyclobenzaprine. ?

Anxiety : Withdrawal from cyclobenzaprine caqn cause anxiety and insomnia akso it can cause abnormal dreams . Because it has a tricyclic structure it can cause deprssion . To avoid this is prudent to slowly decrease to avoid uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more

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I am just curious what are the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol?

Withdrawal sxs: There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Please look into alcoholics anonymous if you are asking this question out of personal concern. ...Read more

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What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

What are opioid withdrawal symptoms?

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawal syndrome includes: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, teariness, runny nose, sweating, yawning, nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, goosebumps, vomiting, etc. http://tinyurl.com/3tkcjeg. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more