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Prozac And Diflucan
Not recommended: Although you need to speak to your prescribing provider, I would recommend against that. You could develop a discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Don't know your dose: Your obstetrician & your psychiatrist should work as a team and provide you with a taper schedule. ...Read more