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Doctor insights on: Appetite Suppressants That Can Be Taken With Prozac

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Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Yes: However Prozac like any ssri has a potential to cause weight gain, wellbutrin (bupropion) or viiibryd may be better alternatives for people who are focused in keeping weight off.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Prozac (fluoxetine) seems to have killed my appetite. How long will this last and will I drop weight?

Prozac (fluoxetine) seems to have killed my appetite. How long will this last and will I drop weight?

How Long Has It Been: Most of the side effects will resolve after a month. You can certainly lose some weight in that period of time.

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Is ephedrine safe as a wt loss aid to help suppress appetite? Only 20 lbs to lose as my BMI is just over avg. I take prozac (fluoxetine). Need appetite self contro

Is ephedrine safe as a wt loss aid to help suppress appetite? Only 20 lbs to lose as my BMI is just over avg. I take prozac (fluoxetine). Need appetite self contro

No: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is somewhat effective as an appetite suppressant but is generally not considered safe for frequent use because it is a stimulant that shares similar properties with cocaine. As a result it can cause elevations of blood pressure and rarely dangerous heart rhythm problems.

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Sudden loss of appetite. No other symptoms. Anxiety/depression has been under control for 3 years with 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) rx. Could it be a new side effect?

Sudden loss of appetite. No other symptoms. Anxiety/depression has been under control for 3 years with 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) rx. Could it be a new side effect?

Not likely: Nothing is impossible w/ side effects for psychotropics, but not likely. However, you might be ready to try to taper off Prozac (fluoxetine). I hate the idea of forever for a drug like that. If you've not done some therapy, you might want to try a bit to feel secure as you get off the meds. Best!

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GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

GAD/OCD, Panic Disorder. Prozac for 2.5 yrs. Stopped cold turkey 3mths ago. No withdrawal symptoms but ever since I have insatiable appetite+weight gain?

Multiple reason: Its always advisable to tamper medication with doctors' help. Please seek psychotherapy/ psychological help from professional if possible if you don't want to take any medication. It could be GAD relapse with some new symptoms. I would prefer to go for proper assessment and then work with professional for long term better results. Best wishes

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Nausea, bloating & appetite loss, & this has been going on for a month. It's not depression because I'm on Prozac (fluoxetine) for that. Not sexually active either

Nausea, bloating & appetite loss, & this has been going on for a month. It's not depression because I'm on Prozac (fluoxetine) for that. Not sexually active either

Check up: Make an appointment with your doctor. There are a lot of things that could be going on. A month is long enough to wait to see if it passes on it's own. You need to get treated so you can know how to get better. Good luck!

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Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener. Help?

Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener. Help?

Adverse reaction?: If these symptoms started soon after starting this combination of medicines, it could be an adverse reaction from the med combo itself. But talk to your prescriber before stopping anything.

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Are appetite suppressants effective?

Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether.

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What are some appetite suppressants?

Several: Most common and longest record of safety is phentermine. It has been on the market for over 50 years.

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What are natural appetite suppressants?

What are natural appetite suppressants?

Water, veggies: Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

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What are the best appetite suppressants?

What are the best appetite suppressants?

Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether.

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What sort of problem requires appetite suppressants?

What sort of problem requires appetite suppressants?

Appetite meds: If you can't lose weight and have tried exercise you might be a candidate for a trial of appetite suppressants. They work especially well for those who need to lose about 20-50 pounds. Seek out knowledgeable experienced physicians regarding the use of these meds. Your success depends on the physician and program.

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Are there any appetite suppressants that actually work?

Only when you take: Them. So, typcially for amphetamine (includes phentermine), you can lose up to 10%. It comes right back. This is because the underlying habits/triggers/patterns are only suppressed and not dealt with http://www. Amazon. Com/dp/0692496157/ details what to do about it.

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Are there foods that act as appetite suppressants?

Are there foods that act as appetite suppressants?

Fiber, fiber, fiber: Eating a high fiber diet: more than 30 g per day will help suppress appetite.

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Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

Do you recommend over-the-counter diet pills/appetite suppressants?

No. Healthy diet: Exercise 30 minutes a day and try these foods. Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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