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Fluoxetine And Diazepam
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
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
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?
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
Subscribed flouxetine 10mg 1xday,diazepam 2mg 1xday risperidone atid 0.5mg 1x day instead of xanax (alprazolam)(took 0.25mg 2xday from july)Am i safe to stop xanax (alprazolam)?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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