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Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

It can contribute: It's one of the more stimulating ssris so we prescribe it in the am. ...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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Does anybody know if fluoxetine causes insomnia?

Yes: Fluoxetine can definitely cause insomnia especially when it's first started. Check with your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long would Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia last?

How long would Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia last?

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

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Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia how long does it last?

It may or may not: Resolve. Consider taking your Prozac (fluoxetine) in the morning. ...Read more

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If i stop taking fluoxetine could i suffer from insomnia?

If i stop taking fluoxetine could i suffer from insomnia?

Insomnia: Insomnia can be a symptom of depression and anxiety and even with treatment with Prozac (fluoxetine) may not go away, sometimes Prozac (fluoxetine) can help sleep mediated through serotonin. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Prozac (Definition)

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