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Is Prozac A Good Medication For Depression
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I've been on 10mg Prozac for 3 months for anxiety and depression. I feel better now.Will i get a withdrawal if i suddenly stop taking the medications?
Being depressed how fast and effective is medication and what medication will work for anxiety and depression. What re the best medication Prozac?
Would there be any efficacy in taking 10 mg of Prozac for anxiety/depression I am extremely sensitive to all medications/antidepressants?
Low dose Prozac : If still symptomatic and if normally medication sensitive it's reasonable to start at a low dose with the goal of titrating slowly to a standard therapeutic treating dose to get optimal results. Some even use alternating dose days. For example 10-20-10-20. If unable to tolerate would consider alternative medication or an adjunct to the Prozac . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will depression medication such as Prozac affect pregnancy tests? Also can they make periods lighter?
No I do not think so: Medicines like Prozac (fluoxetine) are not known to affect pregnancy testing or bleeding significantly. I found this article to help answer your question about bleeding- it appears there is no association. "Serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants and abnormal bleeding: a review for clinicians and a reconsideration of mechanisms." J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Dec;71(12):1565-75. ...Read more
What medications for anxiety, OCD, and depression are less likely to lower your sex drive? I was on Lexapro, then Prozac, and now I'm on Wellbutrin
Is it possible that Prozac side effects wont go away.I am on 20 mg and is it good for OCD and depression?
Some side effects go: away with time- others do not (sexual side effects, for ex). There are things to minimize effects, like take on full stomach, at bedtime etc. Best to talk to prescriber if you're having side effects. Prozac is a good drug for OCD and depression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use alternative: Unfortunately Prozac (while an awesome drug) can interact with quite a few medications. Usually the SSRI + Wellbutrin combo is a great and very commonly used therapeutic option for patients suffering with depression and anxiety. There are plenty of efficacious and safer alternatives. Hope that helps! ...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
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