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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,057 Doctors shared insights

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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I take nuvigil 150mg, Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg and clonazepam can I also take nortriptyline 100mg?

I take nuvigil 150mg, Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg and clonazepam can I also take nortriptyline 100mg?

Medication: Stop self medicating yourself and get under the care of a doctor before you kill yourself ...Read more

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This is for a psychiatrist. Which drug has more of an effect on serotonin, nortriptyline or an ssri like prozac (fluoxetine). please explain, thanks?

Serotonin drugs: nortriptyline is an tricyclic antidepressant that increases norepinephrine and serotonin but mostly isn't is used for much but sleep now days. Prozac (fluoxetine) works specifically and more efficiently on serotonin. ...Read more

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Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) with a.C.E. Diet pills?

Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) with a.C.E. Diet pills?

Yes: There is no problem taking any ssri antidepressant with the diet pills. These appear to contain caffeine and cocoa, which can increase anxiety. But they do not react with medicines like prozac (fluoxetine). If you take Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety, though, be aware of the amount of caffeine you use. ...Read more

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Stopped taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 5 weeks ago is it safe to now take sam-e?

Stopped taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 5 weeks ago is it safe to now take sam-e?

Yes: You can actually take sam-e with Prozac (fluoxetine) and other medications from the same class. It can help those meds work better. Nevertheless, finding the eight dose of sam-e can take time. ...Read more

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Took 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 9 days been off it for 3 days. Can I now take sam e?

Yes.: Prozac (fluoxetine)'s half life is 7 days. After 3 days off durg, your Prozac (fluoxetine) level in the blood is still close to plateau for 10mg prazac. ...Read more

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If I take pamelor/nortriptyline- (10mg)?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): Please clarify. What is it prescribed for? . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ashwaganda with prozac?

Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine. Com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can you take tramadol while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Tramadol &prozac: No you can not take them together as it can cause serotonin syndrome which is serious and potentialy fatal due to hyper stimulation of 5 ht1a recepters. ...Read more

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Can I take a laxative while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can I take a laxative while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

No problem with most: Most over the counter laxatives are fine with prozac, (fluoxetine) which may have a mild laxative effect of its own! ...Read more

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Can you take xenical and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

No: Xenical should be taken with or just before a meal. Prozac (fluoxetine) should usually be taken in the evening just before bed time. There is a significant possibility that the xenical will decrease absorption of the Prozac (fluoxetine) if taken together. ...Read more

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Can you take duromine 30 Prozac (fluoxetine) and valium?

Phentermine+BZD+SSRI: This is a question best answered by the prescribing physician. Anxiety, insomnia and depression can all be adversely affected by the combination. Habit formation due to underlying depression as well as due to the re-enforcing effects of valium and phenermine may set in. Better options are probably available. ...Read more

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Can I take pamelor (nortriptyline) and feverfew together?

Most likely, yes.: There is little research on feverfew, as it is an herbal, but from what is known about it, it does not act in the same way that Pamelor (nortriptyline) does, so there should not be an interaction. ...Read more

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Do you take Prozac (fluoxetine) for their anxiety disorder?

Do you take Prozac (fluoxetine) for their anxiety disorder?

Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) has indications for obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder but can also be used for other forms of anxiety. ...Read more

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Why am I sleeping 16hrs out of 24. I take prozac (fluoxetine).?

Why am I sleeping 16hrs out of 24. I take prozac (fluoxetine).?

Depression: There are two types of depression: one is a depletion of serotonin and Prozac is a good drug for that. The other is a depletion of norepinephrine (ne) and for that Prozac is ineffective. Frequently, but not always sleeping too much suggests that it is a ne depletion and a ne reuptake inhibitor such as wellbutrin (bupropion) is effective. See your docotor to rule out other causes and talk about a switch. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and l theanine tohether?

Prozac (fluoxetine), L-Theanine: I admire you for your concern for Health.
Prozac is for Depression and Anxiety. It can have side effects of anxiety and depression.
L-Theanine is found in Green Tea. Some people use it for anxiety and depression.
Patient Drug Interactions Source: RxList states that fluoxetine oral, L-theanine oral Combination may increase bleeding risk.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, and anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Nortriptyline (Definition)

Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurring, and perhaps effect on bladder). Confusion may occur in older folks. Had some value in migraine prevention at one point. Used rarely these days as ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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