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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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I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) and I am really tiered. Should I change the drug?

I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) and I am really tiered. Should I change the drug?

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

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What are the tests for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

Prozac (fluoxetine): While there are no formal, standardized tests, your descriptions and your doctor's observations of your behavior are good indicators as to if you are on too high a dose. In some people, too much Prozac (fluoxetine) may trigger a manic episode. ...Read more

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Could I overdose on Prozac (fluoxetine) and melatonin?

Could I overdose on Prozac (fluoxetine) and melatonin?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

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

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What are the side effects you get from overdosing on prozac (fluoxetine)?

See below: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

Does being on Prozac (fluoxetine) affect which drugs you can use for gen anesth?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

FSRS?: I'm sorry, but I've never heard of any drug that is "like prozac" and called "fsrs." are you sure of the spelling? Is it possible your friend meant "ssri, " the group of antidepressants in which Prozac (fluoxetine) belongs? ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there any difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and sarafem (sister drugs) or not?

Is there any difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and sarafem (sister drugs) or not?

Same drug.: Same drug (fluoxetine) but different trade names. "serafem" was a name chosen to attract the female population. ...Read more

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How long would you be in the hospital if you overdosed on prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more

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Is there a safe OTC supplement or drug that may be able to replace prozac (fluoxetine)?

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

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Is orlistat (alli) safe to take for someone who is on prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg daily? Is it a safe medicine?

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

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I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?

I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?

Yes: These drugs are usually fine together. Be on the lookout for an increased amount of confusion, agitation, dilated pupils, headaches, twitching muscles, shivering or goose bumps, and diarrhea. If you should notice that, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

Support: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a relatively safe medication. Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is supportive, treating symptoms. ...Read more

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Would Prozac (fluoxetine) show up in a drug screening?

Prozac (fluoxetine) will: Not show up for a urine screen for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Is there a high danger of developing Parkinson's disease while on Prozac type drugs Thanks?

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

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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?

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

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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?

NO: That's GREAT...you are clear of the drug and probably do not need it for now! Make sure you report ANY change in your present Mood etc to your Doctor!

Good Luck
Hope this Helps!
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If I was on Prozac (fluoxetine) comfortably for 6 years and then developed vertigo could it have been a new side effect of the drug even though it took 6 yrs?

Unlikely: Not unless you added another medication which may interact with prozac (fluoxetine). Some medications do have side effects that can develop after several yrs, but Prozac (fluoxetine) is not one of them and vertigo is not one of those symptoms as far as I know. ...Read more

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Hi I wana ask about the durg: prozac: did this drug can induce gynecomastia. And how mach in percent.....With thanks?

Yes, uncommon: Prozac (fluoxetine) has been reported to cause gynecomastia. I am unable to provide you with a percentage, but it isn't common. ...Read more

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My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

Potential SE's: Cymbalta (duloxetine) like all other antipressants has potential side effects. It is particularly helpful for depression accompanied by certain types of physical pain. ...Read more

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I am having feelings of worthlessness and depression. I question if Prozac is the right drug for me now.?

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

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Is it common for people taking Prozac (fluoxetine) or other anti-depressant drugs to make inappropriate comments?

Did they before?: In depression, it is common not to enjoy activities previously enjoyed. Someone who used to find humor in making inappropriate comments may stop this behavior while depressed. As mood improves, this behavior may return. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

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