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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) generally used to treat ibs?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) generally used to treat ibs?

It cld b used: Prozac (fluoxetine) helps with anxiety but ssris can cause diarrhea so it's up to what your docs judgement. ...Read more

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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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Can citalopram be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Can citalopram be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel: Yes in some cases it definitely can work - unfortunately a lot of irritable bowel is trial and error because there is a lot we do not know. ...Read more

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Help please! is citalopram used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes - off label.: It is used off- label according to http://www.Emedexpert.Com/facts/citalopram-facts.Shtml : "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) are frequently used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) although evidence of their efficacy is scarce. Results of the study suggest that citalopram (20-40 mg/day) can significantly improve ibs symptoms. It can improve abdominal pain, bloating, . ...Read more

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) regarded as the most effective ssri for anxiety associated with depression?

Is Paxil (paroxetine) regarded as the most effective ssri for anxiety associated with depression?

Individualized: All SSRI's are supposed to be effective. Every individual tolerates one or the other medication differently. What works great for you might not be as effective or tolerable for another. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

Your ? Is unclear: Celexa (citalopram) shows no evidence of being effective in schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. No antidepressant is approved for either of these conditions on its own. Having said that, I am going to say antidepressant medication is frequently used in these conditions, sometimes successfully, but often not. Given the amount of time that people with these conditions spend in depression, it is not surprising people are often given antidepressants in the hope that they may be one of those lucky people who will respond beneficially to their effects. ...Read more

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Can 5-htp used to treat OCD instead of zoloft or paxil (paroxetine)?

Can 5-htp used to treat OCD instead of  zoloft or paxil (paroxetine)?

Maybe: 5-htp is available as an over the counter supplement in many countries, and has shown effectiveness in depression. Whether it is clinically useful for OCD is unknown to me. I have prescribed both paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft in the past for OCD, but we now have better medications, so I wouldn't recommend either the supplement or those two medications. I believe the best medical treatment are other drugs. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes constipation. How often can I take senna ??

Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes constipation. How often can I take senna ??

Senna: Senna should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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How effective is Lexapro (escitalopram) for OCD and anxiety compared to other ssri's?

How effective is Lexapro (escitalopram) for OCD and anxiety compared to other ssri's?

Depends on you: All of the SSRIs are effective in treating OCD, anxiety, and of course, depression. Different people have different results so no one SSRI is better or worse. Whatever works best for you is the best. Remember, though that higher doses are often needed to help with OCD. Also, you need to give these mess time enough to see if,they are helping. Work with your doc to get the best results. ...Read more

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Is citalopram effective to treat manic depression?

Is citalopram effective to treat manic depression?

Caution: Citalopram can treat depression. The issue is, that -- in patients who have bipolar disorder -- antidepressants like citalopram can increase the risk of switching from a depressed or normal mood to one that is manic. Often a mood stabilizer is added to prevent such a mood switch. So it is important to discuss this issue and how to deal with it in advance with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can a medication like cymbalta (duloxetine) which raises norepinephrine help with anxiety as Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for general anxiety at 60 mg.?

How can a medication like cymbalta (duloxetine) which raises norepinephrine help with anxiety as Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for general anxiety at 60 mg.?

Norepinephrine: Norepinephrine is one of the neurotransmitters involved in attention, pain perception, heart rate, activation of the "fight or flight" system, and many others. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a weak NE reuptake inhibitor ... So, in theory, it keeps more NE from being recycled out of the brain. By keeping more NE, the effects of anxiety on the body are decreased (theoretically). Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more

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Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Can effexor treat schizophrenia?

Possibly helpful: Effexor is an SNRI used to treat depression, can be added sometimes. Treatment of schizophrenia today is most often using second-generation antipsychotic medications. There are about a dozen of these, and about a half dozen first-generation antipsychotics. The newer drugs have less side effects, but the older ones are cheaper. Consult with your doctor to determine which may be best for you ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Cymbalta effects: Cymbalta primarily for treatment of Depression, it is also used for Anxiety. Its side effects can be- nausea abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and flatulence. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Anxiety •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Side effects of Cymbalta •Medications-Ativan, Xanax or Buspar •Therapy for stresses in your life •Breathing Relaxation •Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more

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Digestive enzymes for Ibs constipation? witch type? Contraindication with any of the following? Xanax, Seroquel, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine?

Digestive enzymes for Ibs constipation?  witch type?  Contraindication with any of the following? Xanax, Seroquel, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine?

“Plant” source a mix: IBS has many reasons , including but not only , pancreatic problems, brush border dysfunction, inflammation food allergies , aging ,Low stomach acid,stress,; Paleo-style diet helps; side effects Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, or nausea, allergic reaction, severe abdominal discomfort, painful urination, joint pain, May interact with acarbose, miglitol. IN Pregnancy use in caution; ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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