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What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

SSRI antidepresant : Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to treat depression. The ssris were a big step forward due to far less side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants that were the main treatment for depression prior to that. ...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


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What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several reasons: While 20 mg daily is the usual adult dose, here are several reasons why someone could be on less: 1. Old (>65), young (. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Yes, but??!!: Is the tiredness primary to you seratonin problem or due to the treatment with prozac. You have to do the detective work and figure that out. Usually fluoxetine is activating and not sedating, but everyone is different. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

It might: Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant which may have some stimulating properties in many individuals. This effect might be felt almost immediately. In addition, if it has been prescribed to treat depression, and if one of your symptoms has been decreased energy, then energy should improve as the depression begins to improve, over the coming weeks. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) help improve memory?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) help improve memory?

If memory: problems are related to anxiety or depression , then improving those conditions with use of prozac (fluoxetine) can help with memory. ...Read more

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How long does colic last prozac (fluoxetine)?

How long does colic last prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several weeks. : If a female has been breastfeeding her baby while taking Prozac (fluoxetine) continuously, then drug levels can build up in the infant. Also, if there was intrauterine exposure to prozac, (fluoxetine) the baby may have increased blood levels. Liver enzyme systems do not mature until 2 weeks after birth. There is variability in the metabolism of drugs depending on the type. The colic can last up to several weeks. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) be taken with ativan?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) be taken with ativan?

Yes. : Yes. If you're using them for an anxiety-related disorder (gad, ptsd, panic disorder, etc.) the Prozac (fluoxetine) is generally used daily to improve your mood ; whereas Ativan is a short-acting medicine meant to be taken as needed for acute situations - 'panic attacks.'. ...Read more

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Is drinking compatible with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): After you've been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for a few months, you can have "a" drink but generally speaking one shouldn't mix the two as the effects might be potentiating. ...Read more

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Can maca root be taken with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can maca root be taken with prozac (fluoxetine)?

No negatives so far: See also the site below for a review of maca's possible sexual benefits for people on ssri's:www.Passionrx.Net/maca.Html maca herb information, studies, review and use for fertility and sexual benefits - the extract helps restore sexual health to those on ssri drugs such as Prozac (fluoxetine) ... ...Read more

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Could i take propranol with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes but: Prozac (fluoxetine) interferes with the liver metabolism of Propranolol and will strengthen its effects thus they can be used together cautiously, monitoring heart rate and blood pressure, and a lower dose of Propranolol should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

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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Is anorgasmia from Prozac (fluoxetine) permanent?

Generally not: The majority of sexual side effects from the ssri antidepressants resolve after the medication is stopped. Sometimes, they ease up with time while still on the medications, sometimes we add other antidepressants such as bupropion to counter the sexual side effects. Please consult with your treating physician to get this remedies. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) contribute to dehydration?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) contribute to dehydration?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and dehydration.: I am unaware of any connection between Prozac (fluoxetine) and dehydration unless the Prozac (fluoxetine) were causing you to vomit or have extensive diarrhea. This would be uncommon in my experience which spans all the way back from the time the Prozac (fluoxetine) was released back in the 80s. I've never seen anyone developany dehydration on this drug. I suppose that somewhere someone may have reported it as a problem, but i doubt that a cause and effect relationship between the two has been proven. Many case reports along these lines are simply things that people developed while taking thedrug, but be causal effect is not proven by a handful of case reports.Best wishes.Of the literally millions of people that have used prozac, (fluoxetine) so for far only 365 cases of dehydration have been reported to the fda and a cause and effect relationship cannot be proven by the information as presented. ...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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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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