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Dr. Ira Katz
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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?

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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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)?

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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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Yes, but??!!: Is the tiredness primary to you seratonin problem or due to the treatment with prozac. You have to do the detective work and figure that out. Usually fluoxetine is activating and not sedating, but everyone is different. ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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