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Should I stop taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while taking diflucan for oral thrush?

Not recommended: Although you need to speak to your prescribing provider, I would recommend against that. You could develop a discontinuation syndrome. ...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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Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.

Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.

No, interaction: There is no significant drug drug interaction here. Take your Meds and get better.
As a male, with oral, thrush, have a serious talk with your doc regarding how you got the thrush. If this was due to sexual transmission, your partner needs treatment as well. ...Read more

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Starting Diflucan 200mg/day for 4 weeks for candida in esophagus. From asthma meds and antibiotics. I take Prozac. Will it cause QT problems? Healthy.

Starting Diflucan 200mg/day for 4 weeks for candida in esophagus. From asthma meds and antibiotics. I take Prozac. Will it cause QT problems? Healthy.

Over medicated?: That is a lot of problems and meds for a 28 year old man. Seems like you have a rough life. Need to solve the environment you are living in. I hope no cats at home as this would make asthma worse. No smoking please. You can always have an ekg done midway or if having new symptoms to check for QT prolongation but this would be rare. ...Read more

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Starting Diflucan 200mg daily for 4 weeks. Also take Prozac. Worried about QT interaction. Getting different answers. I should be ok? Heart is healthy, and I have to take Diflucan for candida in esophagus from inhalers and anitbiotics. Just worried.

Starting Diflucan 200mg daily for 4 weeks. Also take Prozac. Worried about QT interaction. Getting different answers. I should be ok? Heart is healthy, and I have to take Diflucan for candida in esophagus from inhalers and anitbiotics. Just worried.

Monitor with EKGs: To help make a more educated decision, request an EKG from your physician to look at your baseline QT/QTc interval first. If it is normal, then, make an informed decision with your physician. If you decide to proceed with both medications, you could repeat the EKG after 4-7 days to make sure that the QT/QTc isn't becoming more prolonged. ...Read more

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I started Prozac today n I took it this morning I wanted to know if its safe to take my Xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime?

I started Prozac today n I took it this morning I wanted to know if its safe to take my Xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime?

Xanax (alprazolam) prozac: These two medicines are used together. If your experience with prozac was not negative today, then taking xanax (alprazolam) tonight will be safe. If you can get by with half dose of xanax (alprazolam), then you may be better off, but that adjustment is probably not essential. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Avoid: Not sure about how well n-acetyl-l-tyrosine is absorbed and metablized in the body. However, the base component, tyrosine is an Amino Acid that is in the precursor pathway for Dopamine production. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in certain parts of the brain. Prozac (fluoxetine) and ssris have been shown to impact Dopamine levels. So, I am not sure what effect they would have in combination. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

SSRI antidepresant: Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to treat depression. The ssris were a big step forward due to far less side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants that were the main treatment for depression prior to that. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several reasons: While 20 mg daily is the usual adult dose, here are several reasons why someone could be on less: 1. Old (>65), young (. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

In addition to or: As an alternative, consider practicing the Relaxation Response, from a book by Herbert Benson. See this website http://www. Relaxationresponse. Org/ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lower libido?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lower libido?

All medications: That raise serotonin can lower libido. There are some ways to treat this side effect. Talk with your doctor about this. He can help. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Depends on cause: If the cause of the tremors is anxiety then the answer is it may. However the Clonazepam may also. I would discuss with you doctor your diagnoses and if you are on the correct doses of both medications. Also have medical causes of you symptoms been ruled out like thyroid problems, and neurologic. Have you seen a neurologist off all medications so a good baseline can be established? ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Do not see: memory loss listed under side effect profile. However, sometimes a person may become less focused on Prozac (fluoxetine). If that were the case, one might not lay down new memory as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ashwaganda with prozac?

Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine. Com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more

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Can prozac (fluoxetine) contribute to PVCs?

Not really: You can have a Holter monitor done on you for 12 hrs up to 30 days to determine the frequency of your PVCs if any. Different PVCs are treated differently so make sure you're seen by a knowledgable cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is serzone or Prozac (fluoxetine) is better?

They r different: Serzone isn't available was associated with liver priblems. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Unlikely: Good question. No blood level effects between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin that I could find. ...Read more

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Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Minor: Most drugs can to a minimal extent, prolong the QTc interval, and in the class of anti-depressants, citalopram is the most potent, but Prozac (fluoxetine) is likely minimal. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

No.: Prozac (fluoxetine) does not usually cause kidney problems. It may inhibit liver enzymes that metabolize other drugs and cause the levels to go up. ...Read more

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How long would Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia last?

Talk to your doctor: You may need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the Prozac (fluoxetine) to you. Insomnia can be a sign that a medication is too activating for an individual. Accompanied by additional side effects the insomnia may be a reflection that the medication is making you a little manic although insomnia in the absence of mania is encountered as a side effect with prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Tramadol &prozac: No you can not take them together as it can cause serotonin syndrome which is serious and potentialy fatal due to hyper stimulation of 5 ht1a recepters. ...Read more

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Can I take a laxative while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can I take a laxative while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

No problem with most: Most over the counter laxatives are fine with prozac, (fluoxetine) which may have a mild laxative effect of its own! ...Read more

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Is weight gain common while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Yes: Not so much initially, but over time it can cause weight gain like so many other antidepressants. Some have even lost wight on it at first - but later it can promote tiredness, decreased libido, insomnia, and weight gain. This can be confusing as it contrasts with its initial effects. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia how long does it last?

It may or may not: Resolve. Consider taking your Prozac (fluoxetine) in the morning. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant, how to get off?

Don't know your dose: Your obstetrician & your psychiatrist should work as a team and provide you with a taper schedule. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) work only on serotonin...?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) work only on serotonin...?

Yes: Prozac is designed only to raise the serotonin level. SSRIs increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, and this is how fluoxetine is thought to improve the symptoms of depression. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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


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Fluconazole (Definition)

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class ...Read more