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How Long Does It Take To Begin Feeling The Effects Of Prozac
Depends: The effects of a medication like Prozac (fluoxetine) depend on why you are taking it. In cases of depression, a positive effect can be seen in as little as 1-2 weeks. However, for anxiety disorders, especially hard to treat ones like ocd, effects sometimes take up to 2 months to be seen. ...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
I just started prozac (fluoxetine). I have been feeling funny. How long before Prozac (fluoxetine) takes effect and what are the side effects if prozac (fluoxetine)?
Please tell doc: I don't know what you mean by funny, but sometimes at the beginning of treatment, anxiety symptoms can appear. These can feel strange until you get used to the medication. Other typical symptoms include headaches, gastrointestinal upset, rare suicidal thinking in your age group, and a manic reaction. Tremors can also occur. Rashes are rare. Refer to the pharmacy handout for further info. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): The time to onset of action of an antidepressant, including prozac, (fluoxetine) depends upon a number of factors including the condition being treated. That being said, you can generally expect one to two weeks to start to notice the clinical effect and 4-6 weeks to safely evaluate the full effect of any particular dose in the treatment of depression. Side effects, if present, can be experienced sooner. ...Read more
I fotgot to take my prozac (fluoxetine).for 2 weeks, I now am feeling anxious is this from forgeting my med. I have been on it for years?
Anxiety: Your list of conditions shows you have an anxiety disorder. Your increased anxiety may be for two reasons. The first is that you are no longer benefitting from the effect of the prozac. The second reason is that your body may having a reaction from abruptly coming off this medication. That can happen with the SSRI class of medications. ...Read more
Could I take my 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and 5 mg of aripiprazole at night instead of in the morning due to feeling really drowsy?
Timing of medication: It's fine to take those medications at night if you feel they are making you sleepy. The important thing is to try to develop a schedule of taking them around the same time every day, whether it's morning or night. It might be the aripiprazole that is making you sleepy rather than the prozac; you might want to try that medication at bedtime first and leave the prozac in the morning as a trial. ...Read more
Just started prozac (fluoxetine). 8 days, now on 20mg. Feeling a sensation of not being able to take a deep, satisfying breath. Is this a side effect?
Depression, Prozac (fluoxetine):
Prozac (fluoxetine) is a medication for treatment of depression.
Sensation of not being able to take a deep satisfying breath is not a common side effect of prozac (fluoxetine).
Prozac (fluoxetine) may cause anxiety, or you may have anxiety before you started Prozac (fluoxetine) could be the explanation for your concern. ...Read more
Took Prozac (fluoxetine) 10 mg for 2 weeks, was extremely tired and feeling cold, have not taken it for the past 5 days. How long until it is out of my system?
Have been prescribed 10mg of Prozac for PMS. Are there dangerous side effects with long term use? 10, 20+ years use? Would you take it if you were me?
Evaluation: Individual decisions about treatment and medications will need to be made one on one. A comprehensive evaluation needs to be done to determine if continued treatment is warranted. Alternative treatments can be discussed and then a decision can be made together between you and your doctor ...Read more
How long for Prozac (fluoxetine) to take effect? And is one of urbanol' side effects double vision? I don't have double vision, just want to know. Thank you.
Prozac (fluoxetine) 3-6 weeks: Yes, urbanol, clobazam, can cause double vision. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm scared my tongue feels werid like it's num or some. My gums been feeling like it getting tight. I also take prozac (fluoxetine).What should I do?
Maybe allergy: You may have an allergy to Prozac (fluoxetine) that could be serious. You should call your doctor immediately, and consider stopping prozac (fluoxetine). However, if you have been on Prozac (fluoxetine) a long time, this is less likely. It could be something else neurologic, rheumatologic or even electrolyte.. If any shortness of breath, or progression of symptoms, you should go to the er. ...Read more
After I take my Prozac (fluoxetine) in the morning I feeling the pill gets stuck and then I get awful burning in my throat is this normal?
I have this lump feeling in my throat. Sore with white thick mucus. Don't smoke. Have severe anxiety. Take Prozac and Busiprone. Is it cancer?
Hard to know until you have seen your doctor.
If you cannot get in to your doctor for a few days please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
About a week: There's 2 related questions here. It takes about a week for fluoxetine (prozac) to leave the body after dosing has stopped. This is longer than other antidepressants. But all antidepressants, including prozac, continue to have an effect on mood for 2-3 weeks after they're stopped. The brain effect persists a couple weeks even after the drug is gone. ...Read more
3 weeks or more: Most ssris start to show effectiveness against depression about 2 weeks after starting them. Prozac (fluoxetine) is about 1 week slower due to its long half-life (it takes longer to reach a steady blood level). So a good estimate is about 3 weeks. But everybody's different; some people feel better faster, others need to wait longer. Also, improvement is gradual, it doesn't become "effective" all at once. ...Read more
About a week: There's 2 related questions here. It takes a little under a week for fluoxetine (prozac) to leave the body after dosing has stopped. This is longer than other antidepressants. But all antidepressants, including prozac, continue to have an effect on mood for 2-3 weeks after they're stopped. The brain effect persists that long even after the drug is gone. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks.: It takes at least 3 weeks for medications like Prozac and lexapro (escitalopram) to start working well. Usually if you feel better but not 100% in about 4-6 weeks, the dose needs to be increased. If it is not helping at all, it may be the wrong medication, and you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
How long does it take for Prozac (fluoxetine) to leave your system completely after discontinued?
I took 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 days. I have been off of it for 3 days. How long does it take to get out of my system?
A while: Since you took prozac/fluoxetine for only 4 days, it should leave your system in about 1 - 2 weeks completely. In general, if someone has been taking Prozac for a while (longer than two weeks), it can take up to 5 weeks to completely wash it out of ones system. For side effects (or beneficial effects) to go away, Prozac does not have to wash out completely, just be low enough to not affect you. ...Read more
20 mg of prozac make you feel worse in the beginning? . if so how long does it take 2 feel better? Also, can low serotonium cause low blood sugar?
SSRI: The unwanted effects from the medication can last up to two weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take for 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) to reach it's full affect...Meaning how long should a patient/doctor wait to decide whether to adjust dosage?
Depends: There are different strategies for this. In some cases it may be best to push the dose up as high as can be tolerated without significant side effects to maximize the chance of a good response. Once a dose is reached, it usually takes at least a month for most of the effect to take hold (and improvement can continue for 12 weeks or more). ...Read more
How long does it take to get Lyrica, (pregabalin) Prozac and Lorazapam out my system safely before getting pregnant?
Planning a pregnancy: If you were prescribed these meds by your doc, they must be for a medical condition (depression? anxiety? fibromyalgia?). Its very important that you discuss your plans to become pregnant, the right way to come off your meds, and the proper way to treat your condition so you can have a healthy pregnancy. Ask your doc when it would be safe to start trying to conceive :) ...Read more
I took 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 days I have been off of it for 6 days How long does it take to get out of my system? I've had heart palpitations all day
Prozac (fluoxetine): Usually after one week you would see some response, then within 4-5 weeks for full efficacy at the therapeutic dose. ...Read more
A few weeks: Receptors will adjust.Get a more detailed answer ›
Up to 5 wks: It is difficult to determine the exact duration prozac will stay in the system, because people metabolize prozac at different rates. The longest it would probably stay in the system is 5 wks, (this is the "safe" washout time when there is no risk for drug interaction with MAO inhibitors.). Prozac has a half life of 7-9 days (pretty large margin there). but that does not mean it is out in 14-18 d. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Has half-life of up to 72 hours, so that multiplied by 5 means that it can stay in your system for up to 2 weeks or so. ...Read more
How long would it take for 5mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) to leave my system if I've been taking it for 5 weeks?
Prozac (fluoxetine): Is sometimes used on a temporary basis to minimize the affects of coming off other SSRI agents (yes there are SSRI withdrawal symptoms) Prozac (fluoxetine) is typically given in the 10-20 mg dose for this purpose for a 7-14 days. At 5 mg discontinuation after 5 weeks would require about 5-8 days. (depending on renal function) ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for weight gained from taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 months to come off?
That depends on you.: The rate that you gained the weight does not effect the rate that you lose it. It will take a combination of physical activity and healthy food choices to start taking off the excess weight. Remember that it is 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight, your calories burned must exceed your calories consumed. Drink 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day. Good luck. ...Read more
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