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How to deal with diarrhea caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)?

How to deal with diarrhea caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Only difference is: Let your provider know about this side effect. This is the only way they can provide the best treatment choices, they need to know. Otherwise, do what you'd normally do w/ respect to diarrhea. Diet choices and OTC remedies (follow directions) and drink lots of water. How do you know it's caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)? Again, discuss w/ Dr. best! ...Read more

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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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After my dads stroke, his dr put him on Prozac and Remeron (mirtazapine) to help him sleep! Can these 2 drugs together cause severe mood changes? What do I do?

After my dads stroke, his dr put him on Prozac and Remeron (mirtazapine) to help him sleep! Can these 2 drugs together cause severe mood changes? What do I do?

Yes: I would not use either drug with a patient who has had a stroke, as the adverse effect profile might present in a far more intense fashion, especially suicide risks with Prosac. I personally feel uncomfortable with the approach, and recommend a visit to a geriatrician or psychiatrist to get this straightened out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Albuterol as needed while I take Prozac (fluoxetine)? I saw on the drug interaction checker this can cause arrythmias? I have bad asthma.

Is it ok to take Albuterol as needed while I take Prozac (fluoxetine)? I saw on the drug interaction checker this can cause arrythmias? I have bad asthma.

Yes: If you need albuterol for rescue treatment don't avoid it because you are taking Prozac (fluoxetine). If you are requiring albuterol frequently make an appointment with primary doctor so that you can get your asthma worked up, sounds like you are poorly controlled. You might need to step up therapy with controller meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do drugs like Prozac (fluoxetine) and Ultram that affect serotonin cause you to sweat more? How can I deal with the sweating better?

Why do drugs like Prozac (fluoxetine) and Ultram that affect serotonin cause you to sweat more? How can I deal with the sweating better?

Stop the combination: Serotonin syndrome when the two medications are taken together. Serotonin syndrome can be serious and even life threatening. It is the result of high levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by having at least three of these listed symptoms: tremor, shivering, agitation, diaphoresis fever, hyper-reflexia incoordination or myoclonus. Stop taken the two madication together. ...Read more

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Can tremors/nasuea/dizzy be caused by a problem in the neck? Or withdrawl from prozac (fluoxetine)? Was on it for 5 days. Been off it now for 10 days. Was on 20mg

Can tremors/nasuea/dizzy be caused by a problem in the neck? Or withdrawl from prozac (fluoxetine)? Was on it for 5 days. Been off it now for 10 days. Was on 20mg

General malaise: Many diseases manifest by general malaise: weakness, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness or lightheadedness. Consult doctor for specific signs of disease in systems of body function. Depression may cause many of them. Discontinuation of an antidepressant may cause flu-like symptoms or relapse of the depressive episode. Follow your doctor's recommendations as possible. ...Read more

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Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight. Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Hi. Male and 40. Couldn't orgasm tonight.  Recently went to ER for uti and dehydration. On Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) trazedone, and Prozac. Do these drugs cause this?

Possible: Both Prozac (fluoxetine) and Trazodone can cause decreased libido as side effects. You are taking two antidepressants. Not clear why this is necessary. Suggest you discuss with prescribing doctor to review these meds and consider lower dose(s). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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About 15 yrs ago Prozac was my "miracle drug", and now it seems to have pooped out. I have tried viibryd and it just caused bloating and hair loss. Should I try something with the Prozac to get my happiness back? What about wellbutrin, can I take this wit

Poop out: Unfortunately antidepressant poop-out isn't rare. This may happen with any antidepressant. Strategies to overcome this can include: a different antidepressant (especially combination ssri-snri), use of atypical antipsychotic (e.g. Abilify), or methyl donor such as same or folic acid. ...Read more

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Is the anus a muscle because I feel like it is being left open after a bowel movement. Think it is caused by haldol (haloperidol) decanoate it zyprexa or prozac?

Is the anus a muscle because I feel like it is being left open after a bowel movement.  Think it is caused by haldol (haloperidol) decanoate it zyprexa or prozac?

Yes: There is an anal sphincter which is a set of muscles that open and close the anus to allow for defecation. It relaxes and opens to permit passage of fecal contents and may remain relaxed after bowel movements for a period before regaining tone. This is normal. It is unlikely a result of your medications. ...Read more

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What causes off Prozac (fluoxetine) and get on nardill?

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What causes off Prozac (fluoxetine) and get on nardill?

Nardil (phenelzine): Switching from ssris to MAO inhibitors needs at least 2 weeks time period of being off of the ssri. You're prescribing doctor can closely monitor that. ...Read more

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Did there dangerous of pain of brest cause using prozac (fluoxetine)?

Unlikely: Am not aware of any studies that show Prozac (fluoxetine) causes breast pain. If you have a particular concern or breast condition, talk to your GYN. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) and I am really tiered. Should I change the drug?

Only when you can: Be sure that the medication is the cause. Were you tired or prone to be tired before starting the prozac (fluoxetine)? Have you checked with your physician to see if there are possible medical issues that could cause tiredness. If the tiredness came after starting the prozac (fluoxetine), how soon after? If occuring early on it could be the medication or not enough time to clear tiredness from depression. Wait it out. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and sarafem (sister drugs) or not?

Is there any difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and sarafem (sister drugs) or not?

Same drug.: Same drug (fluoxetine) but different trade names. "Serafem" was a name chosen to attract the female population. ...Read more

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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) cause short-term memory lapses?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) cause short-term memory lapses?

Yes: But infrequently. Indeed, so much so that I would look for other causes of memory lapses including dissociation before I would definitively state that it was due to prozac (fluoxetine). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

Not significantly.: Fluoxetine blocks an enzyme at the liver that breaks down some medications. Most anesthetic medications are either not metabolized at all-- the inhaled agents-- or are broken down by several mechanisms. Fluoxetine does not affect hemodynamics or other life functions in a way that would interfere with anesthesia. ...Read more

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A friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs. How dangerous is this?

A friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs. How dangerous is this?

Friend rec's fsrs: I'd keep to medications recommended by your doc. Were you prescribed prozac (fluoxetine)? Was it ineffective? Did you mention ur continued symptoms 2 ur doc? Perhaps a dose adjustment, med change, med addition, or increased psychotherapy is indicated. However, I'd work in concert with ur doc! Friends and family are great support, but new med choices should be made with ur doc :) beat of luck & be well! ...Read more

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What to do if a friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs, has anyone heard of it?

What to do if a friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs, has anyone heard of it?

FSRS?: I'm sorry, but I've never heard of any drug that is "like prozac" and called "fsrs." are you sure of the spelling? Is it possible your friend meant "ssri, " the group of antidepressants in which Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs? ...Read more

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I am just wondering between wellubutrin and Prozac (fluoxetine) which drug is less harsh or should I say safer to take, and for long term use which one is better?

Relative safety: Within appropriate dosage limits, both are safe and effective for depression. However, they have different neurotransmitter profiles. Prozac has anti-anxiety effects which wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have; wellbutrin (bupropion) has less potential effects on sexual function. If you have a seizure disorder, brain tumor, or an eating disorder, wellbutrin (bupropion) would not be safe for you but Prozac might still be. ...Read more

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Been using 5-htp 200mg once daily instead of prozac (fluoxetine) cause the appointment for refill 2 far out, is there amount of 5-htp = to 60mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Been using 5-htp 200mg once daily instead of prozac (fluoxetine) cause the appointment for refill 2 far out, is there amount of 5-htp = to 60mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Sorry: Years ago people tried loading up with precursors instead of using antidepressant but it didn't work in my experience--call your doc-- explain your situation & get the real thing! ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

No.: Prozac (fluoxetine) does not usually cause kidney problems. It may inhibit liver enzymes that metabolize other drugs and cause the levels to go up. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Do not see: Memory loss listed under side effect profile. However, sometimes a person may become less focused on Prozac (fluoxetine). If that were the case, one might not lay down new memory as well. ...Read more

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Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Minor: Most drugs can to a minimal extent, prolong the QTc interval, and in the class of anti-depressants, citalopram is the most potent, but Prozac (fluoxetine) is likely minimal. ...Read more

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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Maybe: Weight gain is listed as a possible side effect, but weight loss is listed too. Depression itself can also cause weight loss or weight gain. ...Read more

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Will using Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to have weight gain?

Will using Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to have weight gain?

Weight gain: Is a side effect of all the Antidepressant drugs. If you are able to exercise and eat healthy, many times, weight gain can be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it common that Prozac (fluoxetine) causes people to be irritable?

Irritability with : Prozac (fluoxetine) certainly happens on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately if it does occur as a result of the medication, a change is warranted. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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