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Can you take xenical and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

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

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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Is orlistat (alli) safe to take for someone who is on prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Is it a safe medicine?

Is orlistat (alli) safe to take for someone who is on prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Is it a safe medicine?

Orlistat blocks fat: Absorption and has no interactions with Prozac, (fluoxetine) Simvistatin, or Allopurinol. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of Simvastatin. You are wise to review interactions when on medications. Therapy may assist with anxiety, obsessions and compulsions which can lead to fatigue. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other meds which may also make it less efficacious. ...Read more

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Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Levothyroxine together at the same time in the morning?

Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Levothyroxine together at the same time in the morning?

Yes...but..: You can do it but levothyroxine should be taken in empty stomach and Prozac (fluoxetine) with food to avoid stomach disconfort. ...Read more

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Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) and carnicia gambogia together?

Avoid garcinia: Avoid garcinia cambogia. It has not been shown to do anything useful, and it may negatively affect the liver. Why would anyone want to use it?

There appears to be no interaction between these two substances. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take evail and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Not safe: U mean elavil. Prozac (fluoxetine) increased blood levels of Elavil by 2 fold and it's metabolites nortriptaline by 9 fold. It may cause serotonin syndrome.Get directions from u r md. ...Read more

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Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) and propranolol? I'm on 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) and have 20mg of propranolol but haven't taken them together.

Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) and propranolol? I'm on 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) and have 20mg of propranolol but haven't taken them together.

Monitor: Both are cleared by the liver so taking them together will enhance the effectiveness of each drug. Nothing will happen with Prozac (fluoxetine) but the Propranolol might cause lower blood pressure and lower heart rate. That being said, the current Propranolol dose is low so I don't suspect anything will happen. Just monitor your blood pressure and heart rate initially. If all is good, then you are ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Flexeril and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Is it safe to take Flexeril and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Ask your doctor: There is an increased risk of a potentially serious side effect called the serotonin syndrome. Talk to your doctor before taking these medications together. ...Read more

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I'm switching from 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) to 20mg of prozac. Dr told me to take both the Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac together for a week, then stop the lexapro (escitalopram). Is it safe to take both together for a week?

I'm switching from 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) to 20mg of prozac. Dr told me to take both the Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac together for a week, then stop the lexapro (escitalopram). Is it safe to take both together for a week?

It should be O.K.: You should be O.K. With taking both meds together for one week, unless you are sensitive to higher doses of meds. Usually, people who are slow metabolizers of drugs build up high drug levels in their body ; could experience side effects like rapid pulse, labile blood pressure, sweating, tremors ; diarrhea. If you have ocd, then higher doses of these ssri meds may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can I take my trazodine & Prozac (fluoxetine) together at night or should I take the Prozac (fluoxetine) in the morning?

Often used together: But combo increases risk of rare but serious serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme blood pressure changes, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering/shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Alert prescriber or go to ER if occurs. Prozac (fluoxetine) better in AM. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elavil & Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Is it safe to take elavil & Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and Elavil: Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise Elavil levels into dangerously ranges. They may be used together, but it would be necessary to start very slowly at a very low dose, follow blood levels closely and gradual raise it to a therapeutic range. ...Read more

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Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Flagyl together or will there bea bad interaction? I have BV and need to take flagyl?

Can you take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Flagyl together or will there bea bad interaction? I have BV and need to take flagyl?

Med interactions: I just checked this on a drug interaction checker & it showed no problems. However I would think it might slightly increase the chances for an upset stomach. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take 20mg of prozac (fluoxetine) evert day for depression; yesterday I bought some st johns wort (5000mg tablets), can what do you recommend if I take them together?

Why?: If you are not happy with prozac, (fluoxetine) talk to your doctor. If you are not happy with your doctor, get another doctor. I don't understand why you bought st. John's wort before you know what to do with it? The issue here is not whether combining Prozac (fluoxetine) with st. John's wort is good idea for you. The even more important problem is how to repair your relationship with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pm and Prozac together?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) pm and Prozac together?

There is a moderate: Contraindication. Advil (ibuprofen) pm ; Prozac use (together) can ^ risk for dizziness, sedation, v concentration, ; impaired judgment as well as ^ 'ing bleeding risks. ...Read more

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Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem.
Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read more

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Why did my doctor tell me not to take my Prozac (fluoxetine) and adipex together? I have no health risk.

There have been: Reported side effects including poor energy, somnolence, cold intolerance, constipation and dry mouth. But the #1 potential side effect that could kill you is Serotonin Syndrome, which will put your body in super crazy mode and do you in with high fever, seizures, irregular heartbeat, and unconsciousness. Fortunately there have not been many cases of SS, but it is potentially fatal. ...Read more

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The doctor added 300mg of WellbutrinXL to 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) for SAD, I have to take these doses (300mg+40mg) together in the morning one time (one bach)?

Wellbutrin, (bupropion) Prozac: I understand your concern for addition of Wellbutrin (bupropion) with Prozac.

It is likely that you have severe depression which did not get alleviated with Prozac 40mg/day.
Please provide complete history of stressors in your life and use of any Alcohol or drugs to your psychiatrist and discuss need for addition of Wellbutrin (bupropion).
Intensive individual therapy and therapy with your family will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my doctor prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) and gabapentin. Are they safe to take together?

Should I be concerned if my doctor prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) and gabapentin. Are they safe to take together?

Yes, can be: Yes, Prozac (fluoxetine) and Gabapentin can be safely prescribed and taken together -- as long as your doctor is monitoring carefully for any increased sedation, etc. Please ask your own doctor about any medications or other treatment issues that concern you. I'm sure s/he'd want to know, so s/he can explain more carefully. ...Read more

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Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety and trazadone for sleep together? Or Prozac (fluoxetine) and zzzquil without having serious side effects?

Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety and trazadone for sleep together? Or Prozac (fluoxetine) and zzzquil without having serious side effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine) can be: Used for anxiety ; trazodone can be used off-label for sleep if your medical provider prescribed them for you to be used together. Ssri's and trazodone are often prescribed together. According to drugs. Com "using Diphenhydramine together with fluoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in >. ...Read more

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I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

Gene testing: Before changing or adding any medication, you could be genetically tested to see which medications will work best for you. You could ask your doctor if he/she can provide that for you. You could also try some brain training exercises or neurofeedback. ...Read more

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Can you take prozac, protonix, (pantoprazole) phillips colon health rantanadine, clyndamicin, and gas x and levsin together?

Can you take prozac, protonix, (pantoprazole) phillips colon health rantanadine, clyndamicin, and gas x and levsin together?

Yes.: Most of your medications seem to target either acid reflux, epigastric pain and gas except for Clindamycin and Prozac (fluoxetine) and one is an antispasmodic. Were they prescribed at the same time? Maybe you should go back to your doctor and see if they can be simplified. I do not however see any drug drug interaction between them. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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