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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help with adhd?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help with adhd?

Not directly...: Fluoxetine does not directly help manage the symptoms of adhd. However, if one is depressed or overly anxious, the ssri may indirectly treat the underlying condition and improve concentration/motivation over time. ...Read more

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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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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) tend to make ADHD symptoms more pronounced?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) tend to make ADHD symptoms more pronounced?

Maybe: The neurotransmitter (nt) most involved in adhd is dopamine. Prozac boosts the effects of serotonin, another nt. Those two nts are kind of on a 'seesaw' in the brain, so when seroonin is stimulated for a while, you may get a fall of in the effects of dopamine, which can worsen adhd symptoms. One solution is to add Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate) for your adhd which stimulates dopamine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) make ADHD much worse? Please, need some answers?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) make ADHD much worse? Please, need some answers?

Not typically: Prozac (fluoxetine) is commonly prescribed with ADHD and associated stimulant medications. However, if you are depressed and now taking Prozac (fluoxetine), some of the vegetative symptoms like lower mental energy and apathy may be changing with the influence of Prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Is it normal and safe to be on prozac, (fluoxetine) lorazapam, and Adderall i just want to get better so im starting this new combo i hope it works...I have adhd, ?

Is it normal and safe to be on prozac, (fluoxetine) lorazapam, and Adderall i just want to get better so im starting this new combo i hope it works...I have adhd, ?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): We wish u the best & speedy recovery. If prescribed by 1 doctor, combination should be safe. ...Read more

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I'm a 29y/o woman diagnosis with ADHD and anxiety. I was prescribed 10mg of fluoxetine, 25mg of hydroxyzine and 0.2mg of clonidine at bedtime. Is that safe?

I'm a 29y/o woman diagnosis with ADHD and anxiety. I was prescribed 10mg of fluoxetine, 25mg of hydroxyzine and 0.2mg of clonidine at bedtime. Is that safe?

Probably safe.: The doses you have listed (10 mg of prozac, 25 mg of vistaril, (hydroxyzine) and 0.2 mg of clonidine) seem reasonable to me, especially if there was at least a few days between starting each (so that the cause of any adverse effects might be more easily known). Taking Adderall (as indicated) with these has some risks of adverse interactions, thus close monitoring for potential adverse effects is indicated. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me think suicidal but i would never act on it. Could i be misdiagnosed with depression due to undiagnosed adhd?

Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me think suicidal but i would never act on it. Could i be misdiagnosed with depression due to undiagnosed adhd?

Please let your dr /: Psychiatrist know immediately that you feel suicidal on prozac (fluoxetine). One possibility is that you are suffering from a bipolar depression and not a unipolar depression. Antidepressants can actually make things worse in that situation. Get emergency care if you ever got to the point that you might act on these thoughts. Take care. ...Read more

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Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?

Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more

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I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is best action w/o lower Prozac?

I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is best action w/o lower Prozac?

You can: Take two doses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 40 ng in the morning and 30 mg at noon. The Prozac should not affect the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at all. See your doctor and discuss your problem and see if changing the dosage and scheduled time will work. ...Read more

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Might Strattera, (atomoxetine) combined with Prozac, help manage an anxiety disorder as well as ADHD?

Might Strattera, (atomoxetine) combined with Prozac, help manage an anxiety disorder as well as ADHD?

Medication Effects: I understand your concern about anxiety. Prozac can cause anxiety. Strattera can cause insomnia, lack of libido and headache Abilify can cause agitation and restlessness Symptoms of ADHD can be due to Anxiety. Side effects due to 3 medications will affect relationships and work. Your Emotional Health is Precious! See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, benefits and side effects of medications and Therapy. ...Read more

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Use Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg, prozac 20mg daily also take ritalin 10mg but only for the times that i need to study cause dont have adhd.is it safe take them both?

Use Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg, prozac 20mg daily also take ritalin 10mg but only for the times that i need to study cause dont have adhd.is it safe take them both?

Heel-toe expert only: First, you should not use meds that have not been prescribed to you for a specific condition. I don't understand what 0.25mg Xanax (alprazolam) can help with taken once daily. It doesn't last long enough to treat anxiety all day. Ritalin plus Xanax (alprazolam) is like pressing the gas pedal and brake at the same time. For an expert driver it's a great maneuver, for an amateur it could spell disaster. ...Read more

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Which ADHD medication (e.G., ritalin, (methylphenidate) adderall, stattera, etc.) is least likely to result in interactions when combined with an ssri such as prozac?

Which ADHD medication (e.G., ritalin, (methylphenidate) adderall, stattera, etc.) is least likely to result in interactions when combined with an ssri such as  prozac?

PRACTICAL: As i recall patients with ssri's and stimulants at the same time, i don't recall seeing significant difficulties. Might be possible, but not probable in my experience. ...Read more

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I take 40 mg of Vyvanse for ADHD and 20mg of prozac for anxiety and I think 20 mg of olmeprazole for reflux. Is it safe to take Advil and Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I take 40 mg of Vyvanse for ADHD and 20mg of prozac for anxiety and I think 20 mg of olmeprazole for reflux. Is it safe to take Advil and Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Advil (ibuprofen) a good choice: On your current medications you should have no problem taking Advil (ibuprofen) at usual and recommended dose. At higher doses of any of these medications, one could get the serotonin syndrome (which has been written about in this column. ...Read more

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I am on fluoxetine, clanazopan and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). These new meds aren't working and I can't control my anxiety Any other meds to for me to suggest to my dr?

I am on fluoxetine, clanazopan and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). These new meds aren't working and I can't control my  anxiety Any other meds to for me to suggest to my dr?

Psychiatrists know : that patients with valid diagnoses of ADHD & comorbid anxiety disorders need long-term, consistent Cognitive-Behavioral & other therapies by a psychologist & ADA accommodations at work or school. They also know stimulants increase anxiety, fluoxetine ^es effects & side effects of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & risk of Serotonin Syndrome, Clonazepam ^es side effects of fluoxetine, & non-stimulant options exist. ...Read more

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What occurs if i took 10 fluoxetine capsules?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Wondering what dose was each capsule?. What would drive u to do so?. Is there history of similar incidents?. Was Prozac (fluoxetine) not working 4u?. Bottom line is u need to let your doctor know & have your stomach pumped. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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