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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 do fluoxetine side effects last?

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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Which are the side effects from fluoxetine?

Which are the side effects from fluoxetine?

Wt gain, libido loss: There are additional potential adverse effects, but weight gain and adverse sexual effects are among the most common and most troubling. ...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 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 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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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: May include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia, ^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): There can be many: headache, light-headedness, nausea, bloating and gas, vivid dreams, fatigue, and others. Many, if not all of these are transitory and likely won't occur all at once. ...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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What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

See S-E list below: Notable side effects-sexual dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, GI -decrease appetite, nausea, diarhea, constipiation, dry mouth. CNS insomnia or sedation, atgitation, tremors, headaches, dizziness. BPD pts. Vulnerable to CNS activation. Most side effects-- immediate but often go away wi/time.
Life threatening --seizures, mania, rare activation of suicide ideation/behavior ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg. What are the side effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg. What are the side effects?

It depends.: Adverse effects can be seen with low doses of fluoxetine. The most common are: insomnia, nausea, weakness, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, drowsiness, anxiety, tremor, dry mouth, decreased sex drive, sweating, dizziness, . ..The list goes on. Adverse effects are not very predictable and at low doses not as probable. Some may occur later in the course of treatment with fluoxetine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of fluoxetine (fludac 10mg)?

What are the side effects of fluoxetine (fludac 10mg)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Headaches, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea are common. Also sexual side effects such as impotence later on. ...Read more

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Should I persevere past the side effects of fluoxetine?

Possibly: Most side effects go away in a few weeks or less. If the side effects are mild and not extremely uncomfortable you probably should try to tolerate them. However, your best advise will come from the doctor who prescribed this for you as he/she knows your situation and can make a more informed judgment. ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the potential side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: May include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia, ^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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What side effects may happen if my child goes on fluoxetine?

What side effects may happen if my child goes on fluoxetine?

Varies: Generally, fluoxetine and like antidepressants (ssris) are well tolerated and have no worrisome effects on major body organs. They can cause trouble sleeping, produce agitation and restlessness, and induce mania in someone at risk. Also, rarely, for poorly understood reasons, they can cause suicidal thoughts and even attempts. All these effects are reversible if one decreases or stops the drug. ...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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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects still be there 3 weeks in?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects still be there 3 weeks in?

Medication se: Yes. It can take a few weeks (even up to6) for patients to get used to any medication. If you suffer from side effects, please follow up with your prescriber to discuss them. They can help to determine if the symptoms are indeed from the medication, are expected or otherwise. ...Read more

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How long for initial Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects to go away?

2-3 days: If the side effect is drowsiness this should pass - if not then it may need to be changed - if another side effect speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does Prozac (fluoxetine) do to you? What are the side effects?

What does Prozac (fluoxetine) do to you? What are the side effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Works well for some depressed folks, also for ocd, pms, & other anxiety symptoms, fairly quick onset of action, easier to come off of. Some side-effects are headache, stomach upset, insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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