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Do I need a physical to get refill on Prozac (fluoxetine) every year?

Do I need a physical to get refill on Prozac (fluoxetine) every year?

Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a prescription for a reason - it has side effects and needs monitoring of treatment efficacy. You need both a physical exam and mental evaluation. ...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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My girlfriien said she was on Prozac (fluoxetine) temporarily. That was a year ago. Now she takes two pills every morning. Sex life is a dud . If a woman can't come?

My girlfriien said she was on Prozac (fluoxetine) temporarily. That was a year ago. Now she takes two pills every morning. Sex life is a dud . If a woman can't come?

Antidotes: There are several things out there that help as antidotes to the sexual dysfunction caused by serotonin reuptake inhibitors like prozac (fluoxetine). Suggest to your girlfriend that she ask the doctor who prescribed her the Prozac (fluoxetine) for suggestions for antidotes, and if the psychiatrist is not familiar with these, suggest she someone with psychopharmacology specialized experience. ...Read more

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I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?

Could be: Yes withdrawals from Prozac (fluoxetine) can happen but generally from my experience most people can stop it without withdrawals while few do experience some withdrawals. Symptoms vary. Under the discretion of your physician you can come off the medication safely. ...Read more

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I just found out that I am pregnant should I stop taking prozac (fluoxetine)? I had a misscarriage about a year ago but I am afriad that it will happen again if i keep taking the Prozac (fluoxetine) i can't get thru to my doctor.

I just found out that I am pregnant should I stop taking prozac (fluoxetine)? I had a misscarriage about a year ago but I am afriad that it will happen again if i keep taking the Prozac (fluoxetine) i can't get thru to my doctor.

Prozac (fluoxetine) : Prozac (fluoxetine) is a category c medicine during pregnancy, so its risks have not been fully studied in pregnancy. Please check with your doctor before taking Prozac (fluoxetine) during pregnancy as they may wish that you stop it. ...Read more

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I am taking prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg and i hardly have any libido. I am 21 years old, female. Are there any vitamins or anything I could do to get it back?

I am taking prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg and i hardly have any libido. I am 21 years old, female. Are there any vitamins or anything I could do to get it back?

Discuss with your Dr: I have found that this is a rather common side effect of my patients on various SSRI medications. I think there are some ways to help, but I would start with discussing the problem with your prescribing Dr. Some patients find this a temporary side effect, while others need to add another medication or change their medication. ...Read more

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Doc rxed Tramadol 50mg-100mg every 6 hours for pain. I've recently come off Prozac, (fluoxetine) over two weeks. I also take 15mg Valium/day. Could I get seizure??

Take as directed...: With limited information here, appears decreasing Prozac (fluoxetine) and continuing on valium poses little risk. Reminder to start and stop medications as directed by prescribing physician, but in general, decreasing and stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) or ssri type medications is reasonably safe from a seizure risk concern. ...Read more

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When Prozac (fluoxetine) is tapered off after taking for a year, will it still be effective the next time it is prescribed again for relapse after some while.?

When Prozac (fluoxetine) is tapered off after taking for a year, will it still be effective the next time it is prescribed again for relapse after some while.?

It likely will help: It's not uncommon to have depression return like this, especially if psychotherapy was not also part of your treatment before. Prozac (fluoxetine) may well help again, but i'd suggest seeing your physician first. If you worked with a psychiatrist before, that's the place to start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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