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Medicine For Prozac Overdose
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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Only when you can: Be sure that the medication is the cause. Were you tired or prone to be tired before starting the prozac (fluoxetine)? Have you checked with your physician to see if there are possible medical issues that could cause tiredness. If the tiredness came after starting the prozac (fluoxetine), how soon after? If occuring early on it could be the medication or not enough time to clear tiredness from depression. Wait it out. ...Read more
Too much of anything: Melatonin works under specific circumstances, if you require large doses (>3mg), it is not working and you should fine another option to treat your insomnia. Do not take more than your provider prescribes of fluoxetine (Prozac). Always follow the prescription instructions! ...Read more
Integrate concerns: I notice that you have several specific questions about definitions. All of them are important since they have concern to you especially any question about a medication overdose. You should discuss all of them together with your psychiatrist as well as with your therapist (if your psychiatrist is not your therapist)It is good that you are thinking about yourself and your treatment ...Read more
Not significantly.: Fluoxetine blocks an enzyme at the liver that breaks down some medications. Most anesthetic medications are either not metabolized at all-- the inhaled agents-- or are broken down by several mechanisms. Fluoxetine does not affect hemodynamics or other life functions in a way that would interfere with anesthesia. ...Read more
A friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs. How dangerous is this?
Friend rec's fsrs: I'd keep to medications recommended by your doc. Were you prescribed prozac (fluoxetine)? Was it ineffective? Did you mention ur continued symptoms 2 ur doc? Perhaps a dose adjustment, med change, med addition, or increased psychotherapy is indicated. However, I'd work in concert with ur doc! Friends and family are great support, but new med choices should be made with ur doc :) beat of luck & be well! ...Read more
What to do if a friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs, has anyone heard of it?
I am just wondering between wellubutrin and Prozac (fluoxetine) which drug is less harsh or should I say safer to take, and for long term use which one is better?
Relative safety: Within appropriate dosage limits, both are safe and effective for depression. However, they have different neurotransmitter profiles. Prozac has anti-anxiety effects which wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have; wellbutrin (bupropion) has less potential effects on sexual function. If you have a seizure disorder, brain tumor, or an eating disorder, wellbutrin (bupropion) would not be safe for you but Prozac might still be. ...Read more
They are not drugs of abuse. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more
Not really: There is really no over-the-counter remedy that would replace an anti-depressant. Talk it over with your doctor who prescribed the medication and see if there is an alternative if you are concerned. ...Read more
Is orlistat (alli) safe to take for someone who is on prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Is it a safe medicine?
Orlistat blocks fat: Absorption and has no interactions with Prozac, (fluoxetine) Simvistatin, or Allopurinol. Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of Simvastatin. You are wise to review interactions when on medications. Therapy may assist with anxiety, obsessions and compulsions which can lead to fatigue. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?
No: Parkinson's disease is not caused by medications like Prozac. Prozac increases serotonin in the brain to help with depression and anxiety. Parkinson's disease is caused by a decrease of dopamine in the brain. You can get Parkinson's like symptoms from taking anti-psychotic medications, but not from taking anti-depressants. ...Read more
What is the safest anxiety medicine you can take with adipex. Currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) what could I take that won't affect each other?
Adipex, Prozac (fluoxetine):
I understand your need to have relief from Anxiety.
Adipex can cause anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and tremors.
Taking Prozac (fluoxetine) with Adipex may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome- confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, coma and death.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, monitoring, and Therapy for stress in your life. ...Read more
I took prozac for 4 months 60 to 20 mg in 2013 and quit. Are 3 year drug free time enough to eliminate prozac from body and brain return to original?
3 years: 3years since you took Prozac? Yes it is long out of your system ...Read more
I've been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for years, 20 & now 40 mg. I've been off for about a month. I feel great, except for fatigue. Is the drug still active?
I am having feelings of worthlessness and depression. I question if Prozac is the right drug for me now.?
Depression: Prozac MAY be helpful, or another medication your doc prescribes, Please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to get to the root of the situation. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one useful treatment but the therapist may have others. America is a "give me a pill" culture but working at the real issue is often more effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more