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Do the side effects of fluoxetine get less bothersome the longer I take it?

Do the side effects of fluoxetine get less bothersome the longer I take it?

Yes most do: Most fade as the positive effects kick in--sexual side effects usually don't however. ...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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How long does the side effects lasts for fluoxetine 20mg? I've been taking it once a day for 2 days now. I take it for clinical depression & bpd.

Borderline PD?: Fluoxetine is a very long-acting medication -- its half-life is 70 hours and that of its main metabolite, norfluoxetine, is 330 hours. This means it will take several weeks to reach steady-state in your system, and that any side effects could take at least a couple of weeks to dissipate. Fluoxetine is usually well-tolerated and can help both depression and aggression common in bordeline pd. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of fluoxetine last?

Several weeks: The side effects of fluoxetine can last more than 2 weeks, because the drug is transformed into an active metabolite norfluoxetine which takes that long to clear half of it from the body. It takes 1-2 months to clear most of it from the body. It may take longer than 2 months to stop having withdrawal symptoms, especially in the elderly, and those with liver disease or drug-drug interactions. ...Read more

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How long will the side effects of fluoxetine last?

As always, it depends.: In most cases, when starting an antidepressant side effects will resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks. Fluoxetine can actually take up to a month to clear most of the drug from your system, so if you're stopping the medication side effects can linger for quite a while. ...Read more

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How long do fluoxetine side effects last for?

How long do fluoxetine side effects last for?

Depends: Most people do not experience uncomfortable side effects. Of those that do many find that the side effects abate in a month or so. For some they never go away. Discuss this with your physician as he/she knows more about your health status and can provide more specific information. ...Read more

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How long do fluoxetine side effects last? Heard long half life.

Usually 1-2 weeks: The amount of time it takes for side effets to go away is how long it takes certain receptors to change and thus get used to the effect. This is somewhat independent of how long the drug takes to go away, so long as the concentration remains constant. The half life means that the drug stays in the system a long time and is important when mixing other drugs with it. ...Read more

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How long do fluoxetine side effects last?

Depends: Most minor side effects of fluoxetine resolve in two weeks or less. If they persist after this it may be time to consider changing medications. However, only your prescriber would have the information necessary to help you make this decision. If you have concerns, please contact him/her. ...Read more

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How long should fluoxetine side effects last?

How long should fluoxetine side effects last?

Depends: The common initial side effects of fluoxetine (dry mouth, upset stomach, nausea, constipation or diarrhea) should go away after two weeks. If they persist, let your doctor know. Other side effects like blurred vision, sweating, sexual side effects can also fade over time, but again, if they last more than two weeks or affect you adversely, talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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How long for side effects or allergic reaction to the fluoxetine if just took it this morning?cause still have side effects of citalopram.

Can't be sure: It depends on the type of reaction. If this was the first time you took fluoxetine, I would not expect allergic sensitization to develop until about 10 or more days later. If you have GI upset from it, then the reactions can happen within 15-30 minutes but others can occur hours later. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of buspirone 15mg? Is it ok to take with fluoxetine 40mg? What are the side effects to fluoxetine?

What are the side effects of buspirone 15mg? Is it ok to take with fluoxetine 40mg? What are the side effects to fluoxetine?

SIDE EFFECTS: The fda requires that all possible side effects be listed. That doesn't mean your going to get them - particularly the awful ones. People react to these meds differently ; one may be right for you. Which one is the target; don't decide depending on lists of side effects which may not even happen. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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