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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?

Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?

Not necessarily: When people are depressed they frequently have poor appetite and lose weight. So it stands to reason when their treatment (in this case the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine)) begins to work they may regain their appetite and start to gain weight. There are other potential reasons for gaining weight so this should be a topic of discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) cause fatty liver?

Does symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) cause fatty liver?

Maybe: This medication can make the person gain weight and that by itself could increase the storage of fat in the liver and result in fatty liver. ...Read more

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Could symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) contribute to a fatty liver?

Could symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) contribute to a fatty liver?

Uncommon.: While elevations in liver enzymes can occur, development of fatty liver changes as a direct result of fluoxetine/olanzapine is unlikely. However, increased caloric intake/weight gain and Insulin resistance can lead to fatty liver and Olanzapine has been linked to these events. ...Read more

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I know something is wrong with my lower abdomen, just don't know what it is? Bloat after fluoxetine wears off every night.

I know something is wrong with my lower abdomen, just don't know what it is? Bloat after fluoxetine wears off every night.

Then see your doc: For an exam, blood work and ultrasound, and you may need other tests, no need to speculate or worry. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

SSRI antidepresant : It's 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 its effects?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are its effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is a 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)?

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 as well. 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?

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. 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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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