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I was on Prozac (fluoxetine) and diazepam but getting all the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) so decided to not take it, stayed on diazepam, panic/dizzy getting worse.

Combined issues: Your original symptoms could be recurring, now that you've stopped prozac (fluoxetine). Also although it's a long-acting medication and has some self-tapering properties because of that, Prozac (fluoxetine) can still cause discontinuation symptoms in some people. Third, i don't know how much diazepam you're taking, but it can cause dizziness too. Please contact your doctor & let him/her help you with this. ...Read more

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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 mom has a history of psychiatric issues only helped with prozac, (fluoxetine) trazodone, perphenazine, diazepam. She's got dementia now, too. What to consider?

My mom has a history of psychiatric issues only helped with prozac, (fluoxetine) trazodone, perphenazine, diazepam. She's got dementia now, too. What to consider?

Stop two meds add 1: stop the trazadone and perphenazine. the diazepam should be tapered. start Namenda (memantine) and Aricept or the new combo for dementia. avoid benzos and phenothiazines ...Read more

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Take 40mg Fluoxetine and 15mg of Diazepam a day. Still having very depressive moments I can't get out of. Tried every ssri. Any possible add on meds?

Take 40mg Fluoxetine and 15mg of Diazepam a day. Still having very depressive moments I can't get out of. Tried every ssri. Any possible add on meds?

Discuss with doctor: There are many possibilities-- you may have bipolar disorder, low thyroid, taking antacids which reduce absorption of fluoxetine, may need bupropion added, may be drinking alcohol, may have other medical illnesses complicating the picture, may need a higher dose of fluoxetine.
Please meet with your prescribing Psychiatrist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?

Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?

Glutamate : The latest are glutamate antagonists like lamictal, ketamine, Namenda. Also serotonin modulators like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and brintellex which adds specificity to where neurotransmitters are affected eg causing dopamine to be released in frontal cortex. New meds are designed by informed knowledge rather than chance. ...Read more

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I suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am on 40mg fluoxetine daily. Can I take a zopiclone 7.5 with diazepam 2.5?

I suffer from PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am on 40mg fluoxetine daily. Can I take a zopiclone 7.5 with diazepam 2.5?

Talk to your doctor : You CAN take this combination if prescribed by your doctor. You may experience increased sedation. Avoid use of alcohol and don't drive if you feel drowsy. ...Read more

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I am prescribed diazepam 10mg 1x daily also baclofen and prozac (fluoxetine).I recently failed a ua and they said it showed 007 clonazepam and lorazepam. Why?

I am prescribed diazepam 10mg 1x daily also baclofen and prozac (fluoxetine).I recently failed a ua and they said it showed 007 clonazepam and lorazepam. Why?

Medication effects: I understand your concern.
The Lab most likely tested for Benzodiazepines. It showed positive as Diazepam, Clonazepam and Lorazepam are Benzodiazepines.
Prozac and Diazepam can cause Anxiety.
Using Diazepam with Baclofen may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy ...Read more

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Hi i take 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) every morning and 5mg diazepan at night is this safe?

Hi i take 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) every morning and 5mg diazepan at night is this safe?

Safe: I believe that with these doses, the medications you're taking and the time of the dosing, there should be no significant interaction with them as Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant and diazepam is a tranquillizer which you are taking at night probably to help you sleep. Your physician or pharmacist can give you more advice if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I heard that diazepam flouxotine combination is potentially dangerous and has to be preceeded by special tests.Is this true and which are these tests ?

(CYP450) tests: I reviewed this issue looking up references cited by Drugs. Com. See: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=862-0,1115-0&types[]=major&types[]=minor&types[]=moderate&types[]=food&types[]=therapeutic_duplication&professional=1 . This Mayo Clinic article will give more information on Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) tests to determine effects of cytochrome P-450 isoenzyme system. ...Read more

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I'm taking zopaclone, diazapam, propranolol, fluoxetine, naproxin and lasoprozol. Yesterday I noticed I'm getting small sores inside my mouth.

??side effect: It is possible that this could be a side effect of one of your medications, but you shouldn't eliminate any one of them without your physician's supervision. Talk to your pharmacist who has access to all information regarding your medications and see if any of them has been known to cause oral sores. If there is one, your physician may taper you off it and give you a suitable substitute. ...Read more

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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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What is the duration of diazepam 20mg?

Diazepam: Diazepam can be detected in your system up to six or eight weeks if you have to do a drug screen. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 100mg fluoxetine?

What happens if I take 100mg fluoxetine?

How much are: you prescribed to take? Increasing dose doesn't necessarily mean that you will get more benefit when reaching those doses. When dose is high - chances for serotinergic syndrome can increase. Please take only as prescribed by your provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Valium: Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for seizures, especially in children. ...Read more

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Is there a substitute for rectal diazepam?

Rectal diazepam: Is for very select conditions. You can try oral diazepam but you may not have similar response as rectal diazepam has a topical effect. Talk with your GI doctor as there is lot of info rquired before someone is prescribed valium suppositories. We can't discuss all thay here as space is limited. Your best bet iis your GI doc or colorectal surgeon ..Whoever u follow. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: fluoxetine?

Please describe the medication: fluoxetine?

Milestone Medication: 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 tolerated than previous antidepressants. ...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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Is fluoxetine addictive?

Is fluoxetine addictive?

No: Fluoxetine is not addictive or habit forming. If one stops taking it too soon, symptoms of depression and anxiety may recur. This is not a drug effect -- it is the remnants of the underlying anxiety or depression that was covered by the drug effect. ...Read more

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My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

My buddy took a half of diazepam 5mg and he persists on drinking is he gunna be okay or should I dump the liquor?

He will be drunker..: ...Than he would if he had not had the diazepam, that's for sure. Yes, if you are a good friend, you will not let him drink the liquor too. He'll thank you later! ...Read more

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Can u take vitamins with diazepam?

Check it out 1st: Vitamin preparations state their contents clearly on the label. Look at what you most likely will try and note the contents. Discuss this with the prescribing physician and see if there are any contraindications to taking that particular brand with diazepam. Better to be safe and ask. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can 3 diazepam pill make you sleepy?

Can 3 diazepam pill make you sleepy?

Valium: Depends on the dose & your tolerance, also if u r concurrently taking other medicines with sedative effect. ...Read more

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Does diazepam make hemorrhoids worst?

Does diazepam make hemorrhoids worst?

No, it shouldn't : Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, a type of drug which works as an anti-anxiety medication or a tranquilizer. It should not worsen hemorrhoids. The drugs which cause constipation, and thereby make hemorrhoids worse, are OPIATE PAIN KILLERS. These are drugs like Vicodin, Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) Codeine, morphine, Dilaudid, etc. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help with adhd?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help with adhd?

Not directly...: Fluoxetine does not directly help manage the symptoms of adhd. However, if one is depressed or overly anxious, the ssri may indirectly treat the underlying condition and improve concentration/motivation over time. ...Read more

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Can u take Prilosec OTC with fluoxetine?

Yes: Drugs.Com interaction checker showed no interactions btwn Prilosec OTC & Fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Can you take diazepam with sertraline ?

Yes.: SSRIs (like sertraline) are commonly used with a benzodiazepine (like diazepam) initially because it takes the SSRI a few weeks to actually start working. Limit the use of diazepam due to the potential for dependence and tolerance. ...Read more

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Can i take a multivitamin with fluoxetine?

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MV + Prozac (fluoxetine): Mvs are safe with antidepressants in general. ...Read more

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Can o take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?

Can o take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?

Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more

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Are adverse reactions to fluoxetine common?

Are adverse reactions to fluoxetine common?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Generally well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; headache; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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