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How Long Will It Take For Prozac To Leave My System
A few weeks: Receptors will adjust.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yellowing of sclera (new onset) and bruises of unknown origin, any idea if this could be due to to liver damage. I take excedrin, Prozac and Topamax (topiramate)?
Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?
Not necessarily: When people are depressed they frequently have poor appetite and lose weight. So it stands to reason when their treatment ( in this case the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) ) begins to work they may regain their appetite and start to gain weight. There are other potential reasons for gaining weight so this should be a topic of discussion with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Less than a week: The usual starting dose for fluoxetine (Prozac) is 20 mg, so you were on a VERY low dose, so after 6 doses there is not very much med in your body. The time for 1/2 the medicine to be eliminated from the body in a healthy person is 3 days at most, so it would take about 6 days for the last dose to be completely eliminated. It may be gone sooner depending on how quickly your liver metabolizes it. ...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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 only took it for 3 days, so how long will it stay in my system. Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg. Also can I safely take my tramadol?
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine)'s half life is up to 6-7 days but if you only took 3 doses, you didn't get much into you system. Trauma sol interacts with Prozac (fluoxetine) like drugs. It can increase the risk for the serotonin syndrome. If you are off Prozac (fluoxetine) 3 days you should be able to take tramadol. It is unlikely it would occur at your dose and duration ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 2 weeks: The half life of this medication is as long as three days. It will be out of your system in 15 days depending on individual factors related to the patient. Ask your prescriber. ...Read more
How long does a higher dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) start to get into your system. (Went from 50-60 since Friday)?
Several days: Within 3-5 days I'd expect the higher dose to be stabilizing in your bloodstream. Whether or not that translates into clinical effects for the purpose your doctor prescribed it though is a different story since there may be much more lag time for the body to RESPOND to a medication or its increase than, for the substance to actually get to measurably higher/stable levels. Make sense? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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