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Could I use Prozac (fluoxetine) together with the breast cancer drug tamoxifen?

Could  I use Prozac (fluoxetine) together  with the breast cancer drug tamoxifen?

Maybe: There may be an interaction between tamoxifen and prozac (fluoxetine). There are other effective medications for depression that should be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have this lump feeling in my throat..sore with white thick mucus. Don't smoke. Have severe anxiety. Take Prozac and Busiprone. Is it cancer?

I have this lump feeling in my throat..sore with white thick mucus. Don't smoke. Have severe anxiety. Take Prozac and Busiprone. Is it cancer?

Cancer?: Hard to know until you have seen your doctor. If you cannot get in to your doctor for a few days please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...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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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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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?

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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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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