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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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Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

No: I would not recommend adipex for anyone with bipolar disorder. Lithium is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, so although you have not specifically mentioned having this problem I would be extremely wary of the possibility. ...Read more

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Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Can I take abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac, ativan, trazadone and lithium together?

Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem.
Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read more

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I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

Work with doctors: From the medicines you're taking, it sounds like you've been dealing with a serious mental illness, possibly bipolar disorder. Stopping these medicines suddenly would risk relapse of this illness -- not a good idea. Please discuss these issues with your psychiatrist and obstetrician -- they know you. The risk to your baby and you of getting sick is very high, vs the benefit of remaining stable. ...Read more

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Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Lithium orotate: Lithium orotate is reported to be a form of lithium which increases the lithium level inside cells. Lithium is not a vitamin but an element which usually exists in salt form and is used by psychiatrists to stabilize mood. Usually we monitor kidney & thyroid function while people take lithium in the usual forms prescribed. Probably these same tests should be done periodically if you take orotate ...Read more

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Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Is lithium orotate a safe supplement to take?

Yes in low doses: Pharmaceutical forms of lithium can be hazardous and should be used with caution. However, lithium orotate is much safer and generally taken in much lower doses (10-20 mg/day) vs. 900-1800 mg of prescription forms.
In low doses lithium orotate is safe, well-tolerated and has many benefits but keep the dose low. See
http://tinyurl. Com/hlagyc8
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http://nutritionreview. Org/2013/04/lithium-orotate/ ...Read more

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Is Lithium Orotate a safe OTC supplement to take, and is it effective for anything?

Is Lithium Orotate a safe OTC supplement to take, and is it effective for anything?

Lithium Orotate: There is lack of scientific support for lithium orotate's effectiveness as an alternative to Lithium used for Bipolar Disorder.
A 2007 report in the Journal of Medical Toxicology warns that chronic use of lithium orotate may cause nausea and tremors. There's also some concern that it may lead to kidney damage.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects; and Therapy ...Read more

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Could I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

Could I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

POssibly safe: There are no absolute contraindications, but there may be some risk of your mood switching to mania or hypomania, or even into a mixed mood or rapid cycling state. There is to date no evidence that antidepressants alone or with lithium cure bipolar depression, talk to your psychiatrist about other options such as Latuda (lurasidone) which is approved for the treatment of bipolar depression alone or with lith. ...Read more

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Can I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely? Thanks in advance.

Can I take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely? Thanks in advance.

Depends on you: If you check the full prescribing information for the medication or medications in question, you can find the answer for just about any combination. There are also medication interaction checkers on-line. Depending on dosing, I often check an ECG if I prescribe lithium and Celexa (citalopram) in the same patient. No absolute contraindication. ...Read more

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Taking ashwagandha 470 mg day/470 night for low cortisol-can I take small amount of lithium orotate for sleep?

Taking ashwagandha 470 mg day/470 night for low cortisol-can I take small amount of lithium orotate for sleep?

Probably OK but Why: I guess the easy answer is that it is probably safe. However I am not quite sure I understand why you are doing this. Lithium orotate is very low dose formulation of lithium (a medication used mostly for bipolar or manic depression) that is available over the counter. It seems like an unusual choice to help you sleep. ...Read more

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Hello.... I was prescribed clonazepam 0.5mg for anxiety.... I have mood disorder my lithium levels are low can I take lithium orotate?

Talk w/psychiatrist: For bipolar disorder, you'll need a mood stabilizer but not necessarily lithium (either carbonate or orotate). Talk with your psychiatrist about this. Lithium orotate is given in much lower quantities than the usual lithium carbonate. For depression, 150mg/day lithium orotate but in bipolar d/o 900-1200mg/day lithium carbonate. If your levels are low, you may not be protected from episodes. ...Read more

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Help! Is 100 mg OTC lithium orotate dangerous to take in an hour?

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Lithium: I would not recommend Lithium unless by prescription & closely monitored. ...Read more

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Can I take lithium orotate with clonazepam? Are there adverse reactions?

Can I take lithium orotate with clonazepam? Are there adverse reactions?

Yes, you can: Yes, lithium orotate can be taken with Clonazepam if prescribed for you by your doctor. Lithium orotate supposedly has better bioavailability than Lithium Carbonate -- and it's given in much lower doses. Typically 10-20mg/day for brain protective effects -- you need higher quantities of elemental lithium for bipolar d/o, often using lithium carbonate. Be watchful for any sedation, though. ...Read more

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Could I be on wellbutrin (bupropion) if my already taking Prozac and lithium?

Wellbutrin/Prozac: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often used in addition to an antidepressant like Prozac to help control the sexual side effects of prozac, which can include the inability to have an orgasm. ...Read more

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Does prozac, (fluoxetine) lithium, risperdal interfere with 5-meo-mipt? Please, need some answers?

Confusing question: Not familiar with 'meo-mipt', so I won't be able to answer your question. However if you are talking about the class known as 'MAOI', then the answer is YES it would be very unwise to put Prozac (fluoxetine) into this mix. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?

I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?

Porn addiction: I commend you for your desire to decrease Porn addiction.
These medications are not used to treat Porn addiction.
Let Wise Man within you ask:
•How long is this Addiction?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work and finances?
Alcohol, drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decrease it and reasons for it?
•Need to have Intensive Therapy to overcome Addiction and stress. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

We don' t answer: Questions like this for obvious reasons. I will tell you that the most likely outcome would be living like a vegetable in a nursing home and being on dialysis. If. You are suicidal, help is available. Contact 911 and get emergency treatment. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You will feel good again if you can ride out this temporary pain. You deserve help. Don't refuse it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might disturb sleep if taken at bedtime. Most patients take it after their first food of the day, e.g., after breakfast. Rarely, patients find it sedating instead of activating, and then it's best to take it at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other meds which may also make it less efficacious. ...Read more

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Can I take macana puriens (cowhage) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can I take macana puriens (cowhage) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Why do this?: Ground mucuna pruriens seeds have been used in ayurvedic medicine for parkinson's disease (pd). Studies show they contain l-dopa, and may provide advantages over standard l-dopa in pd. Http://tinyurl. Com/o8598e4 but you don't list parkinson's in your conditions, so why take it? There are no direct medicinal interactions, but serotonin and Dopamine interact in the nervous system. Steer clear. ...Read more

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Could I take propranol with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Could I take propranol with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes but: Prozac (fluoxetine) interferes with the liver metabolism of Propranolol and will strengthen its effects thus they can be used together cautiously, monitoring heart rate and blood pressure, and a lower dose of Propranolol should be considered. ...Read more

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Can you take Tribulus whilst on Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can you take Tribulus whilst on Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Tribulus: Also known as Devil's thorn, it has been used as a diuretic, indigestion, sore throat, muscle aches, chronic fatigue, among others. Caution if taken with Lithium or Diabetes medications. Prozac (fluoxetine) should be safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take relora along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it ok to take relora along with prozac (fluoxetine)?

Moderate interaction: Relora contains magnolia and phellodendron extracts, as well as multiple vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, b12, folate, (folic acid) etc). The magnolia has some CNS depressant properties which could combine with Prozac to create drowsiness & sedation. Without the prozac, there are studies showing positive results in stress-related eating: http://tinyurl. Com/l34ffm8 please discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 Prozac's and 1 Lorazepam at the same time?

Can I take 3 Prozac's and 1 Lorazepam at the same time?

Prozac/lorazepam: If you are prescribed that dosage by your physician then taking them at the same time is fine but you should have your parent/guardian confirm the dose and frequency before doing so. 3 prozac (fluoxetine) is a very high dose with potential side effects so please make sure that is your correct dose before taking it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) long term?

Is it safe to take 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) long term?

Safety of, Prozac (fluoxetine): Long term use of anti depressants will, cause changes in receptor activity n the brain, decreasing desired effects, but no findings of significant harm have developed from Extended use. You should discuss with your doctor who, prescribed this drug, if you still need it at all, or if a change is needed ...Read more

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Is it safe to take evail and Prozac (fluoxetine) together?

Not safe: U mean elavil. Prozac (fluoxetine) increased blood levels of Elavil by 2 fold and it's metabolites nortriptaline by 9 fold. It may cause serotonin syndrome.Get directions from u r md. ...Read more

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Do I have to take Prozac (fluoxetine) for the rest of my life?

Do I have to take Prozac (fluoxetine) for the rest of my life?

Depends...: The answer is "maybe", if you suffer from chronic major depression and you have not responded well to any other antidepressant, psychotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy and you are significantly improved only by prozac (fluoxetine).
This is very unlikely as new treatments and medications are always being developed and depression is sometimes self-limiting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take melatonin if you take prozac (fluoxetine)?

Generally yes: Generally, unless there is specific reason you have been told not to, people can take both melatonin and Prozac (fluoxetine) without significant interaction. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor prescriing the prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Please help, how much Prozac (fluoxetine) would it take to kill you?

Why do you need to: Know this bit of information? If you are having imminent thoughts of suicide please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest emergency room now. You can call 911 for transport if needed. If you are playing with the idea of suicide with no current plan or intent, then please see a psychiatrist and/ or a psychologist to get assistance. Let your family physician know as well. ...Read more

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Can you really take Prozac (fluoxetine) with any appetite suppressants?

Yes: However Prozac like any ssri has a potential to cause weight gain, wellbutrin (bupropion) or viiibryd may be better alternatives for people who are focused in keeping weight off. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Prozac (fluoxetine) on and off / inconsistently?

Prozac (fluoxetine) use: Should be undertaken for management of a specific well defined condition (major depression) or as an adjunct to bipolar disorder. Intermittent use is not recommended for a number of reasons. It can in be used in rare instances to help with coming off another SSRI antidepressant. Because it is inaffective in short term use (it takes 10 to 25 days to work and may require dose titration) ...Read more

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How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) take to show effect, and what are withdrawals like?

How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) take to show effect, and what are withdrawals like?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Depending on what it's used for & dosage, onset is 1 week & up to 4 weeks. Withdrawal can include upset stomach, nervousness, sleep pattern changes, headaches. ...Read more

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Been off Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 weeks can I now take black cohosh and ginkobiloba?

Herbal medicine: In general the recommendation is to be 3 weeks of prozac (fluoxetine). But I would suggest to consult with an herbal medicine doctor before you take any of the herbal medications. ...Read more

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If I take 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) every other day would that lessen side effects?

Yes, it would: Lessen its side effects, however it will also decrease your therapeutic plasmatic levels. It would almost be equivalent of taking 10mg a day, which is not quite an antidepressant dose. It depends what you take it for, it may be worthy to dicuss side effects with your Dr to may be try a different agent. Feel free to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/drelenapadrell, use my code DCAHTW ...Read more

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Hi I take 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) every morning and 5mg diazepan at night is this safe?

Hi I take 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) every morning and 5mg diazepan at night is this safe?

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

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Prozac (Definition)

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