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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a chemical or herb in appetite suppressants that can cause you to grind your teeth constantly?

Possibly: Many appetite suppressants contain some sort of stimulant and this could lead to hyperactivity such as grinding. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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
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details what to do about it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do any appetite suppressants really work or are they a waste of money?

Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who I prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately. ...Read more

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Are there appetite suppressants that don't really increase blood pressure?

Are there appetite suppressants that don't really increase blood pressure?

Healthy 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. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more

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I have only heard of appetite suppressants and a fat blocker being approved by the fda. Is there ever going to be a carb blocker that is?

I have only heard of appetite suppressants and a fat blocker being approved by the fda. Is there ever going to be a carb blocker that is?

Hopefully not.: The general societal view that carbohydrates are the enemy has been verily debunked at this point, so the right carbohydrates in the diet are fine. Furthermore, your brain can only use carbohydrates as an energy source, so your brain needs them. ...Read more

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How do appetite suppressants really work?

In many ways: There are many appetite suppressants on the market all working in different ways.....

The classic appetite suppressant is in the stimulant class and works to increase energy and promote satiety so that you think about food less and when you eat food you are satisfied sooner....This is the class that Phentermine falls in.

Another appetite suppressant works on filling the stomach or delaying. .... ...Read more

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Is it true that appetite suppressants are drugs?

Is it true that appetite suppressants are drugs?

Yes: Any chemical that you take into your body that produces a change in the way your body functions (for good or for ill) is, be definition, a drug. Government regulations may group things into "drug" and "non-drug" categories for regulatory purposes but they are still drugs. Herbal and dietary supplements can have a huge impact on the drugs your doc is prescribing so please tell them everything! ...Read more

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Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

No..: Cough drops are not a healthy way to suppress your appetite. To manage your appetite in a healthy way, check out this list of the top 10 natural appetite suppressants:http://failedpilot. Com/589/natural-appetite-suppressant/. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any good appetite suppressants out there for seniors?

Yes but: There are 5-10 different meds that suppress appetite. Many have side effects that make them inappropriate for certain people no matter what their age. You need you a doc familiar with the full gambut of treatment. I am treating several patients more than 70. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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