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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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My wife is taking Prozac (fluoxetine) primarily for IBS relief (been on it 2 weeks). She has a severe cold and I want to know if NyQuil would be ok or not.

My wife is taking Prozac (fluoxetine) primarily for IBS relief (been on it 2 weeks). She has a severe cold and I want to know if NyQuil would be ok or not.

Caution: Nyquil and many cold/cough OTC meds contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, which can interact with serotonergic antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. Ask pharmacist for advice to avoid dextromethorphan. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have ibs-c with pain, take Prozac (fluoxetine) & amitryptline. Also had joint pain &tired. Tested got ANA positive and rnp positive(1.4). What could this mean?

I have ibs-c with pain, take Prozac (fluoxetine) & amitryptline. Also had joint pain &tired. Tested got ANA positive and rnp positive(1.4). What could this mean?

See below: ANA is one part of detecting if there is an autoimmune disorder present. Your doctor can examine you to determine if the tests are confirming diagnosis from your symptoms and the exam. Please refer to this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0004004/. ...Read more

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Can IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Can IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Unsure, yes and yes.: As far as I'm aware, there's no definite genetic link in IBS. It can show up in teens. It is treatable, yes. Now, treatment should include physiologic and emotional considerations. ...Read more

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What conditions can Prozac (fluoxetine) treat?

What conditions can Prozac (fluoxetine) treat?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin which relieves symptoms of depression, OCD, Anxiety, PMS, etc. ...Read more

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Should a 16 year old girl who has gender disorder be treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and testostorne ?

Should a 16 year old girl who has gender disorder be treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and testostorne ?

Transman?: Testosterone is for contrahormal therapy (masculinization). Prozac (fluoxetine) is for depression, anxiety or ocd. The two drugs are compatible and treating both (all) conditions is necessary in a transperson. Be sure to have a competent experienced person treating your gender dysphoria and other problems. Also counseling with a therapist experienced in transgender is a must. ...Read more

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I'm currently 32 male and been prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for 9 mmonths in order to treat minor disorder., what should I do?

I'm currently 32 male and been prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for 9 mmonths in order to treat minor disorder., what should I do?

Go back to MD.: Prozac (fluoxetine) is prescribed for depression. Did your prescriber tell you why he chose this medication for you? We don't usually prescribe medications for minor depression. Sometimes, a short course of cognitive behavior therapy will help. If the depression interferes with your ability to function because it impairs your sleep, appetite and energy levels, then we will prescribe medications like prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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Can OCD or depression treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam cause forgottnes?

Can OCD or depression treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam cause forgottnes?

Lorazepam can : cause forgetfulness & difficulty concentrating. Call your prescribing physician if the side effects impair your daily functioning. Make a list of all prescription & over-the-counter medicines you take, including vitamins, minerals & other dietary supplements. Keep this list with you for all medical & therapy visits & in case you ever end up in the ER because of accident, injury or acute illness. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and prozac be used together to treat anxiety and depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and prozac be used together to treat anxiety and depression?

Sure: Could be very powerful combination because they are from different classes of medications; dose proportion of both med's is very important. ...Read more

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I was on Prozac for 13 years to treat anxiety. This year it quit working for me. I have been on Viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) and Paxil CR. Neither worked. What next?

I was on Prozac for 13 years to treat anxiety.  This year it quit working for me.  I have been on Viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) and Paxil CR.  Neither worked.  What next?

More than drugs: Effective expert psychotherapy (CBT) is shown to be the key factor in optimal outcomes. You were able to avoid learning better skills for managing your life for a long time, but it seems that the time has come. So, I urge your next move to be finding a good therapist. Either w/ or w/out another medication that's what's been missing. Find one you trust and it will be worth your effort. Best! ...Read more

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Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

NOT USUALLY: Hallucinations are typically an indication of a psychotic process or maybe less serious if it happens upon falling asleep or waking up. OCD does not involve hallucinations as a symptom. Antidepressants do not typically cause hallucinations either. If the is some connection then the diagnosis may need to be reconsider like possibly bipolar disorder. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it severe if I have OCD, major depression disorder treated with Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine) and I'm cutting myself and thinking about suicide?

Is it severe if I have OCD, major depression disorder treated with Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine) and I'm cutting myself and thinking about suicide?

Get help now.: This is serious.If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Consider dialectica Behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Which SSRI is best to treat Anxiety/OCD in children.I heard Prozac (fluoxetine) can increase it at first. Is it best choice for anxoius but not depressed but kids?

Which SSRI is best to treat Anxiety/OCD in children.I heard Prozac (fluoxetine) can  increase it at first. Is it best choice for anxoius but not depressed but kids?

No SSRI is "best": Medication choices for children are limited. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one that has been approved for Pediatric use and can be effective for both anxiety and depression. A Child Psychiatrist is best equipped to evaluate and decide on the medication needed.The risks of certain dangerous side effects are greater in children and young adults. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I quit Prozac (fluoxetine) after 10yrs. Suicidal ideation, depression, and insomnia decreased post-prozac but anxiety increased. How can I treat anxiety now?

I quit Prozac (fluoxetine) after 10yrs. Suicidal ideation, depression, and insomnia decreased post-prozac but anxiety increased. How can I treat anxiety now?

Other treatements: There are two different approaches to treating anxiety, even after 10 years. Psychotherapy is a very effective option. Sticking with medication, there are other medications besides Prozac that treat anxiety and depression. A different ssri, such as zoloft (sertraline) or Celexa is an option, as well as choosing a medication from a completely different class, such as remeron. ...Read more

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Can someone not have any affective disorder, and being treated with antidepressants(prozac, wellbutrin, (bupropion) effexor) and have mania/hypomania ?

Can someone not have any affective disorder, and being treated with antidepressants(prozac, wellbutrin, (bupropion) effexor) and have mania/hypomania ?

It's been documented: Antidepressants are categorized as either ssri's, or snri's (at least the ones you listed). There have been documented cases of patients taking snri's and experiencing manic and hypo manic symptoms. These drugs are prescribed "off label" for a multitude of uses. If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms (mania, insomnia, etc)i would recommend you speak to your pharmacist and call your pcp asap. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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