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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 currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?

I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?

Call your doctor!: It would be very, very, very uncommon for Prozac alone to directly adversely affect muscle strength! there are however drug drug interactions and electrolyte changes that can occur with medications like fluoxetine. You should make your physician aware of this episode without delay. ...Read more

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Today I threw out my lower back real bad I can not straighten up. Can I take a muscle relaxer while on prozac (fluoxetine). Been on muscle relaxers before for neck?

Today I threw out my lower back real bad I can not straighten up. Can I take a muscle relaxer while on prozac (fluoxetine). Been on muscle relaxers before for neck?

Yes: You can take a muscle relaxant while taking Prozac. Flexeril or Robaxin are options. Zanaflex (tizanidine) is also a possibility. Talk with your doctor. Be careful with the potential for drowsiness. Hope this helps and hope your back gets better! ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take Magnesium supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine)? I heard it helps with muscle spasms attributed to Prozac (fluoxetine).

Is it beneficial to take Magnesium supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine)? I heard it helps with muscle spasms attributed to Prozac (fluoxetine).

Magnesium cathartic : Most magnesium supplements only affect the bowels, not the muscles or the brain. If your supplement works, good. But if not, the dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) may be too high. If not, muscle spasms may be relieved with gentle self massage, perhaps with olive or sesame oil morning and evening for a few minutes. Talk with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Started getting muscle twitches a month ago. On Prozac 45mg (was titrating). Now on Strattera (atomoxetine) 18mg. Get dizzy/anxious a lot. Been a week on Strattera (atomoxetine).

Started getting muscle twitches a month ago. On Prozac 45mg (was titrating). Now on Strattera (atomoxetine) 18mg. Get dizzy/anxious a lot. Been a week on Strattera (atomoxetine).

Need more info: You must relate all this to the physician who prescribed the medication. Could be side effect and the physician must be notified. ...Read more

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Is the anus a muscle because i feel like it is being left open after a bowel movement. Think it is caused by haldol (haloperidol) decanoate it zyprexa or prozac?

Is the anus a muscle because i feel like it is being left open after a bowel movement.  Think it is caused by haldol (haloperidol) decanoate it zyprexa or prozac?

Yes: There is an anal sphincter which is a set of muscles that open and close the anus to allow for defecation. It relaxes and opens to permit passage of fecal contents and may remain relaxed after bowel movements for a period of time before regaining tone. This is normal. It is unlikely a result of your medications. ...Read more

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I feel fatigue and muscle weakness.Mood is ok but doc prescribed prozac (fluoxetine).Had weaned off Prozac (fluoxetine) a yr ago after treating depression and OCD type anxiety?

I feel fatigue and muscle weakness.Mood is ok but doc prescribed prozac (fluoxetine).Had weaned off Prozac (fluoxetine) a yr ago after treating depression and OCD type anxiety?

Needs evaluation: Cant say from the info provided that your past problems are your current problems, though you may have a preoccupation with illness until you are proven to be well your complaints should be taken seriously and worked up by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath, when albuterol doesn't work, these are real physical symptoms not anxiety. Have tried albuterol, corticosteroids, allegra-d, nexium, prozac, muscle relaxers, and claritin-d.Have seen doctors and specialists inluding pul

What can cause shortness of breath, when albuterol doesn't work, these are real physical symptoms not anxiety. Have tried albuterol, corticosteroids, allegra-d, nexium, prozac, muscle relaxers, and claritin-d.Have seen doctors and specialists inluding pul

Well : Well presence of allergies, hyper inflated lungs on cxr and dyspnea suggest asthma. You can have normal pfts (pulmonary function tests) ad still have asthma.I am not sure you have been tried on but usually you need blood test or skin test for allergies and a total ige level ( blood test). You could try inhalers on regular basis for example advair or Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) on twice a day basis and see if this will help you symptomatically. Some times treatment of asthma can become difficult and will need some patience at your and your doctors end. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Taking Fluoxetine. Dr moved me up from 40mg to 60mg incrementally. Stopped at 50mg and started getting distal muscle spasms. Advice?

Taking Fluoxetine. Dr moved me up from 40mg to 60mg incrementally. Stopped at 50mg and started getting distal muscle spasms. Advice?

Meds additive?: Good question! Fluoxetine increases SEROTONIN levels. Elevated serotonin may cause muscle rigidity, tremor, or restlessness. The Amphetamine salts which you take also release serotonin in varying degrees. The two meds together may be additive, so it is important to let your doctor know and he or she can advise you. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more