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How quickly can I increase my dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

How quickly can I increase my dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Depends: Depending on why you are being treated and the form of the medication (daily vs. Weekly) as well as how you tolerate it, you may even be able to start at a "high" dose (60-90 mg). ...Read more

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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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What do you suggest if my Prozac (fluoxetine) dose was just increased. will I feel differently?

What do you suggest if my Prozac (fluoxetine) dose was just increased. will I feel differently?

May take time: Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI medication approved for major depression and some types of anxiety. Depending on the psychiatric condition, an increase in dose may take 2-4 weeks to have a noticeable effect, although it may be sooner. ...Read more

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Been on 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Been on 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Probably not: Usually, the initial side effects of a medication are not repeated when increasing doses. However, by crystal ball is in the shop and we will only know when you try. ...Read more

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My dr. Lowered my dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) from 20mg to 10mg..Because of the half life does this mean i will have more in my system and if so for how long?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Yes Prozac (fluoxetine) has a longer half life of approximately 5-7 days, eliminated usually in several weeks. Because of this yes, dose adjustments may delay change in symptoms if doing so for side effect reasons. ...Read more

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Had my Prozac (fluoxetine) prescribed for anxiety stopped working or do I need to change the dose?

Had my Prozac (fluoxetine) prescribed for anxiety stopped working or do I need to change the dose?

Chk dose., Time used: Some patient may experience increase energy or activation early after initiating of txmt. Onset of action usually delayed 2-4 wees. If your dose has been adjusted gradually and the medication is not working with 6 to 8 weeks , it may require a dosege incras or it may not be working at all. In some cases it continues for many years to prevent relapse of symptoms. Consider re-visiting psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on starting dose 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) before bumping up to 20mg? (For anxiety)

That depends: There is no set limit as to when to increase the dose of the medication. The decision is made, depending on your individual case history and presentation, the amount of anxiety and possibly mixed depression you may have, etc. This is done through continuity of care with your provider at the next appt. you schedule. Best wishes. ...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