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Does Fluoxetine Cause Insomnia
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
I'm taking prozac (fluoxetine) for OCD but it causes insomnia and and anorexia, is there a safe drug can treat these side effects, I tried olanzapone but not work?
I'm taking prozac (fluoxetine) for OCD and I felt ok but it caused insomnia+anorexia, is it ok to take mirtazapine to eat more and fall asleep fast?
Not unusual: Combining two antidepressants to address symptoms is not unusual, especially if they have different mechanisms of action that influence each other synergistically. However, the timing of medication can affect impact of potential side effects. Recommend discussing any concerns with taking more than one medication for your particular condition with your doctor. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: You may need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the Prozac (fluoxetine) to you. Insomnia can be a sign that a medication is too activating for an individual. Accompanied by additional side effects the insomnia may be a reflection that the medication is making you a little manic although insomnia in the absence of mania is encountered as a side effect with prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) question. Do you think it's better to take it in the am or pm for someone with insomnia. ?
Your preference: Hi Oleg medically it doesnt matter but different peopple can have different reactions. prozac (fluoxetine) can aggrevate insomnia for some people- they should take it in the morning. some people get tied- they should take it @ night. you can move it around the clock to see what is best for you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for two weeks. 20 mg. Recently experiencing insomnia. Took it before and don't remember this effect. Does it go away?
It should: This may be a component of anxiety or major depression, and should improve with continued ssri use. Also, Prozac along with zoloft tends to be more activating, so if you are taking it at night, try taking your Prozac first thing in the morning. Alternatively, you could try to switch to a more sedating ssri like Celexa or paxil (paroxetine). Either way, you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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