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Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm and Prozac safe with palpitations? Palps started bf starting prozac. Ekg, holter, echo, and stress test were normal.

Is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) pm and Prozac safe with palpitations? Palps started bf starting prozac. Ekg, holter, echo, and stress test were normal.

Side effects: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 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

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 Prozac (fluoxetine) safe to take with Parkinson's medication such sinemet?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe to take with Parkinson's medication such sinemet?

Usually, yes: Generally you can take Prozac (fluoxetine) with sinemet. You need ongoing follow-up though, since either can cause changes in behavior and mental status. ...Read more

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I weigh 96 lbs doc wants me on 10 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily . Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe? I read it makes people suicidal and even fatal ? I have postpartum depression .

I weigh 96 lbs doc wants me on 10 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily . Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 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 (fluoxetine) 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 (fluoxetine) is in) are some of the safest antidepressant medications. Good luck & feel better ...Read more

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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Can 90mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) is safe to take?

Can 90mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) is safe to take?

High dose prozac (fluoxetine): 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 more

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Can lower doses of Prozac (fluoxetine) 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?

Can lower doses of Prozac (fluoxetine) 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

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I have 2 stents in LAD artery...is Prozac (fluoxetine) 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

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After trying wellbutrin, (bupropion) which would you use for binge eating. Vyvanse or prozac? Which is safer and more effective?

After trying wellbutrin, (bupropion) which would you use for binge eating. Vyvanse or prozac?  Which is safer and more effective?

Stop a minute: It's unlikely that a medication is going to help with binge eating. Your doctor may have decided that there are anxiety or depression issues inclining you to binge eating. In that case, have a discussion with him and see what she says about his thinking. My gut reaction is neither, but I've not seen you. Talk with your doc! ...Read more

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Take treatment for GAD by Prozac 40 mg,my GP wants add either Buspar (buspirone) or Wellbutrin to encounter side effects of Prozac,which the safe and ideal combo?

Take treatment for GAD by Prozac 40 mg,my GP wants add either Buspar (buspirone) or Wellbutrin to encounter side effects of Prozac,which the safe and ideal combo?

Buspirone : You may want to talk to your doc about a psychiatry referral since it sounds like (a)he may be in over their head. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug, but both Prozac and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can potentially exacerbate anxiety. There are many other potential options if Buspirone is not beneficial, but I would not abandon it before max dose of 60 mg/d. It should be taken 3-4 times dailu ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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