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In order to differentiate hyperthyroidism symptoms from drug w/d sym from clonazepam and/or drug interaction side effects b/w clonazepam, prozac, (fluoxetine) and concerta, which should be ruled out 1st?

In order to differentiate hyperthyroidism symptoms from drug w/d sym from clonazepam and/or drug interaction side effects b/w clonazepam, prozac, (fluoxetine) and concerta, which should be ruled out 1st?

Depends: Depends on dosage and why you are taking these medications, prior history and many other factors. Would likely need to simplify medication combo. Please discuss with your prescribing doc. ...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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What are the effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) and concerta together?

What are the effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) and concerta together?

Generally good.: Concerta is used for add while Prozac (fluoxetine) is used for depression. There is no contraindication to using them together. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine or concerta be fatal at a certain dose?

Interaction: There can be serious interaction when fluoxetine and Concerta are taken there have been reported cases of serotonin syndrome, which a serious matter and has been related to deaths in the past. Other interactions include increased anxiety, depression, asthenia, fatigue, suicidal ideation, nausea, pain, constipation and dizziness. Speak to your prescriber about monitoring for problems. ...Read more

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How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg take to have an effect if I have been taking concerta 36 mg for a month and previously on Adderall ir15mg 1month?

How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg take to have an effect if I have been taking concerta 36 mg for a month and previously on Adderall ir15mg 1month?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Much different then the prior two meds. It takes a good 3-4 weeks to see full effects. And the drug levels need to build up in your body. So don't expect to take the med and feel something. Like the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). But take it regularly and I've it a chance. Also talk with your doctor if things don't seem to be working ...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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Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Common ones are headaches, nausea & loose stools. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: May include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia, ^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): There can be many: headache, light-headedness, nausea, bloating and gas, vivid dreams, fatigue, and others. Many, if not all of these are transitory and likely won't occur all at once. ...Read more

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What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

See S-E list below: Notable side effects-sexual dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, GI -decrease appetite, nausea, diarhea, constipiation, dry mouth. CNS insomnia or sedation, atgitation, tremors, headaches, dizziness. BPD pts. Vulnerable to CNS activation. Most side effects-- immediate but often go away wi/time.
Life threatening --seizures, mania, rare activation of suicide ideation/behavior ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg. What are the side effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg. What are the side effects?

It depends.: Adverse effects can be seen with low doses of fluoxetine. The most common are: insomnia, nausea, weakness, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, anxiety, tremor, dry mouth, decreased sex drive, sweating, dizziness, . ..The list goes on. Adverse effects are not very predictable and at low doses not as probable. Some may occur later in the course of treatment with fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Should I persevere past the side effects of fluoxetine?

Possibly: Most side effects go away in a few weeks or less. If the side effects are mild and not extremely uncomfortable you probably should try to tolerate them. However, your best advise will come from the doctor who prescribed this for you as he/she knows your situation and can make a more informed judgment. ...Read more

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What side effects may happen if my child goes on fluoxetine?

What side effects may happen if my child goes on fluoxetine?

Varies: Generally, fluoxetine and like antidepressants (ssris) are well tolerated and have no worrisome effects on major body organs. They can cause trouble sleeping, produce agitation and restlessness, and induce mania in someone at risk. Also, rarely, for poorly understood reasons, they can cause suicidal thoughts and even attempts. All these effects are reversible if one decreases or stops the drug. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause side effects? Is it better to take then citalopram?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause side effects? Is it better to take then citalopram?

Possibly: All medications have potential side effects, although in general, they seldom occur, and if they do, are mostly manageable. Every event that happens during the pre marketing drug trials gets listed as a side effect, even if unrelated to the drug. Discuss your concern with your prescriber to hear what he or she has seen with use of the agent and learn why you need this drug in the first place. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of using prozac (fluoxetine)? I currently use it for my depression.

What are the long term side effects of using prozac (fluoxetine)? I currently use it for my depression.

There are issues: I agree with dr. Lindenbaum about prozac's relative safety, but there are issues in some people. You may never experience any problem, and your doctor may have prescribed it appropriately (for moderate to severe depression). But some have had movement disorders or "tics" develop - which may or may not go away. You may want to read dr. Joseph glenmullen's well-researched book "prozac backlash.". ...Read more

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I was told by a physicharist that probiotics may help with side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) do u agree?

I was told by a physicharist that probiotics may help with side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) do u agree?

No: Probiotics have many beneficial, if mild, effects on health. That they assist with Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects comes from the idea that they can reduce anxiety by supporting increased GABA in the gut, and therefore in the brain. (gaba in the brain reduces the excitatory effects of glutamate) but GABA does not cross the blood brain barrier. So more in the gut has no effect in the brain. ...Read more

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Is one of Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects could be related to kidneys and could Prozac (fluoxetine) affect them?

No: There are no Prozac side effects that are renal in nature. Additionally, even in patients with renal failure, Prozac appears to be safe and effective. These data suggest that the efficacy of fluoxetine in patients with renal failure undergoing hemodialysis is comparable to that in patients with normal kidney function. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8666216. ...Read more

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I am currently taking fluoxetine, but have read about the side effects and would like to know more about the alternative citalopram. Thoughts?

I am currently taking fluoxetine, but have read about the side effects and would like to know more about the alternative citalopram. Thoughts?

Similar side effects: Side effect profile is very similar except in my experience fluoxetine may be more likely to increase anxiety and insomnia. Citalopram may have less potential for sexual side effects as well. ...Read more

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Took citalopram for 3 days off now cause had all types of side effects. Now on fluoxetine but haven't started do I need to wait or is it ok to start?

Took citalopram for 3 days off now cause had all types of side effects. Now on fluoxetine but haven't started do I need to wait or is it ok to start?

Go ahead and take it: You should start the drug. You might want to check with your doc first, by telephone, but there is no need for you to suffer in the meantime. These are generally pretty safe drugs. Call 911 if you have thoughts of hurting yourself. Otherwise, I bet you will feel better after you take the Fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Citalopram off, on fluoxetine now, Would side effects from other med go away when can Itake new med? Didn't take other med today so when should start?

Citalopram off, on fluoxetine now, Would side effects from other med go away when can Itake new med? Didn't take other med today so when should start?

Great questions.: Ideally these should have been answered by the prescribing physician. Not knowing specifically which side effects you were having I can't really comment on that, but usually it is not recommended that you suddenly stop taking one drug to allow a "wash out" period, because you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Review the materials you got from your pharmacy, and if not helpful call your MD ...Read more

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I was only on citalopram for 3 days and on fluoxetine it won't do nothing when start this fluoxetine will it? Cause I had side effects to citalopram?

I was only on citalopram for 3 days and on fluoxetine it won't do nothing when start this fluoxetine will it? Cause I had side effects to citalopram?

Can't predict: Some can handle one SSRI but not others, some can't do well w/ any. It's case by case. Follow instructions carefully and if you are not happy - ask for guided taper off. Don't do it yourself - ever - if possible. Consider non-pharma CBT Therapy. Learning life skills can be more helpful to some. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have bad health anxiety - been on 40mg prozac (fluoxetine) for a year. My anxiety seems to be worsening - is it ok to go to 60mg? Are there any side effects?

Have bad health anxiety - been on 40mg prozac (fluoxetine) for a year. My anxiety seems to be worsening - is it ok to go to 60mg? Are there any side effects?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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So many different opinions on Prozac (fluoxetine) and welbutrin. It seems easier no side effects in trials, but 75% of peopeople report side effects, guess work?

So many different opinions on Prozac (fluoxetine) and welbutrin. It seems easier no side effects in trials, but 75% of peopeople report side effects, guess work?

No: All medications have a potential to cause side efects- but the possibility of having these side effects varies by the individual. However, some side effects are commom and well known. Both of these antidepressants fo have well known side effects but individual tolerance varies- which particular side effect concerns you? ...Read more

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Was on celexa for 13 years. Titrated to Prozac (fluoxetine) but caused bad side effects. Can I go back to celexa and be normal again or will it not work the same?

Data not available: The only ssri for which we have such data is prozac (fluoxetine). If a person has been on Prozac (fluoxetine) and it failed to work and they stopped it, then there was a 90% chance of it working when it was readministered. That type of data are not available for celexa. Having said that however I suspect that it is likely the same case for the other ssri's based on my clinical experience. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which are the side effects from fluoxetine?

Which are the side effects from fluoxetine?

Wt gain, libido loss: There are additional potential adverse effects, but weight gain and adverse sexual effects are among the most common and most troubling. ...Read more

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Ritalin (Definition)

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