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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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Took prozac (fluoxetine) for 2 days but got nausea and weakness. I stopped it 3 days ago, and still have these symptoms. How long till it is gone?

Took prozac (fluoxetine) for 2 days but got nausea and weakness. I stopped it 3 days ago, and still have these symptoms. How long till it is gone?

Hang in there: Prozac (fluoxetine) has a long half life, so it might take some time to clear your system. Also, don't forget to call the doctor that prescribed the medication to let them know that you had problems. ...Read more

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Been on 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Been on 10mg Prozac (fluoxetine) 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Probably not: Usually, the initial side effects of a medication are not repeated when increasing doses. However, by crystal ball is in the shop and we will only know when you try. ...Read more

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Can i take zofran (ondansetron) for nausea if i take 10mg prozac once a day? Are there any interactions?

Can i take zofran (ondansetron) for nausea if i take 10mg prozac once a day? Are there any interactions?

Probably ok: Sometimes there is an interaction, but generally, these can be safely used together. Zofran can cause sleepiness, this is the primary side effect to be aware of. ...Read more

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I am 62 been on 20mg of Prozac for 8 mos. Makes me nausea most of the day.Tried celexea. That was worse how about lexapro (escitalopram)?

I am 62 been on 20mg of Prozac for 8 mos.  Makes me nausea most of the day.Tried celexea. That was worse how about lexapro (escitalopram)?

Thoughts.: Lexapro (escitalopram) is about the gentlest of all of the ssri's (although there is no guarantee). I think it is probably worth a try. If you still have nausea - you can take with food. If you still have nausea, would suggest regular use of probiotics (i have yet to have a patient that it didn't work for). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for 8 mos. I am62 makes me nausea. How hard is it to make the transisition to try another antidepressant?

Not hard : It is easier to switch to another antidepressant from Prozac (fluoxetine) than most of other antidepressants. Talk to your prescribing doctor about switching. In the meantime you might try taking your Prozac (fluoxetine) with food to see if it helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more