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Is Prozac Safe
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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 weigh 96 lbs doc wants me on 10 mg of Prozac daily . Is Prozac safe? I read it makes people suicidal and even fatal ? I have postpartum depression .
All medications: have potential side effects, but the side effects of Prozac you mention are very rare. If you doctor advised you to take this medication it must be because he/she believes the benefits of treating your depression certainly outweigh the potential side effects from the medication. In general, SSRIs (the class Prozac is in) are some of the safest antidepressant medications. Good luck & feel better ...Read more
Is taking tylenol pm and Prozac safe with palpitations? Palps started bf starting prozac. Ekg, holter, echo, and stress test were normal.
Side effects: Tylenol pm shouldn't cause or aggravate palpitations. Prozac especially in higher doses can. Has the Prozac made you more aware of palpitations? Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine can aggravate palpitations also. Did you have palpitations while you had the holter on and if so did it show any abnormal beats or rhythm at that time? If not then perhaps you just have periods of a more forceful beat. ...Read more
Is 20mg prozac safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac
Maternal ITP, hypo-: thyroidism & chronic antenatal anxiety vs. SSRI use warrant a pre-pregnancy consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Start daily folic acid supplement at least 3 mos. & get flu shot at least 2 mos. before conception. Learn how to minimize the risks of low Free T4/ ^ TSH, especially 1st trimester, low platelet counts, ^ cortisol from chronic anxiety & SSRI's on maternal & fetal outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many patients are on this combination without a problem. ...Read more
High dose prozac: That dose may not be safe. I have never had a patient on 90 mgs per day. There are a lot of other strategies a board certified psychiatrist would generally have and be able to apply in the case of someone needing ultra high doses of medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lower doses of Prozac b safer?Im so scared of med. But need it for severe anxiety &ocd.How low of dose can help?How can I ease my fear of ssri's?
It varies: In general doses of 40-60 mg a day are needed to treat ocd. Sometimes the dose can be 80 mg a day or higher. If you take the dose that works, then your anxiety will drop along with your obsession over this which itself can be part of your ocd. Take enough to be well and you will not regret it. Best wishes. Dr. J. ...Read more
I have 2 stents in LAD artery...is Prozac a safe ssri due to its qt prolongation or is it to risky?
OTc prolongation: Likely your Prosac will have no real effect on your cardiac conduction, as long as QTc measures under 499 msec, but here is the key issue. Huge numbers of prescription meds have potential to prolong QT interval, especially opioids, but also entire class of SSRI's and SSNRI's. Will refer your question also to cardiology, as they can expand on my comments. ...Read more
Prozac: All medications have potential for side effects. But that is a relative thing. Overall it is a pretty safe medication. Hopefully potential side effects & indications were discussed with you. If not, googling may help educate you more about the medication and may allow you to feel more comfortable with a new medication. ...Read more
Prozac is it safe to stop taking it after 6 months 10 mg. I hate the sleepiness weight gain jittery freezing
Discuss with your MD: Your best bet is to discuss it with your doctor ... Perhaps there's an alternative treatment which might be more appropriate for you. When discontinuing fluoxetine, it's best to taper it over 2-4 weeks (7.5 mg -> 5 mg. -> 2.5 mg). This avoids any abrupt adverse reactions in discontinuation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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