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Prozac Overdose Drugs
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
Only when you can: Be sure that the medication is the cause. Were you tired or prone to be tired before starting the prozac (fluoxetine)? Have you checked with your physician to see if there are possible medical issues that could cause tiredness. If the tiredness came after starting the prozac (fluoxetine), how soon after? If occuring early on it could be the medication or not enough time to clear tiredness from depression. Wait it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prozac (fluoxetine): While there are no formal, standardized tests, your descriptions and your doctor's observations of your behavior are good indicators as to if you are on too high a dose. In some people, too much Prozac (fluoxetine) may trigger a manic episode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too much of anything: Melatonin works under specific circumstances, if you require large doses (>3mg), it is not working and you should fine another option to treat your insomnia. Do not take more than your provider prescribes of fluoxetine (Prozac). Always follow the prescription instructions! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Integrate concerns: I notice that you have several specific questions about definitions. All of them are important since they have concern to you especially any question about a medication overdose. You should discuss all of them together with your psychiatrist as well as with your therapist ( if your psychiatrist is not your therapist )It is good that you are thinking about yourself and your treatment ...Read more
Not significantly.: Fluoxetine blocks an enzyme at the liver that breaks down some medications. Most anesthetic medications are either not metabolized at all-- the inhaled agents-- or are broken down by several mechanisms. Fluoxetine does not affect hemodynamics or other life functions in a way that would interfere with anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs. How dangerous is this?
Friend rec's fsrs: I'd keep to medications recommended by your doc. Were you prescribed prozac (fluoxetine)? Was it ineffective? Did you mention ur continued symptoms 2 ur doc? Perhaps a dose adjustment, med change, med addition, or increased psychotherapy is indicated. However, I'd work in concert with ur doc! Friends and family are great support, but new med choices should be made with ur doc :) beat of luck & be well! ...Read more
What to do if a friend of mine told me about this drug, which is like Prozac (fluoxetine) but more powerful. It's called fsrs, has anyone heard of it?
I am just wondering between wellubutrin and Prozac (fluoxetine) which drug is less harsh or should I say safer to take, and for long term use which one is better?
Relative safety: Within appropriate dosage limits, both are safe and effective for depression. However, they have different neurotransmitter profiles. Prozac has anti-anxiety effects which wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have; wellbutrin (bupropion) has less potential effects on sexual function. If you have a seizure disorder, brain tumor, or an eating disorder, wellbutrin (bupropion) would not be safe for you but Prozac might still be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more
Not really: There is really no over-the-counter remedy that would replace an anti-depressant. Talk it over with your doctor who prescribed the medication and see if there is an alternative if you are concerned. ...Read more
I'm currently taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg, I just got put on adipex can these two drugs be taken together?
I've been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for years, 20 & now 40 mg. I've been off for about a month. I feel great, except for fatigue. Is the drug still active?
No: Parkinson's disease is not caused by medications like Prozac. Prozac increases serotonin in the brain to help with depression and anxiety. Parkinson's disease is caused by a decrease of dopamine in the brain. You can get Parkinson's like symptoms from taking anti-psychotic medications, but not from taking anti-depressants. ...Read more
If i was on Prozac (fluoxetine) comfortably for 6 years and then developed vertigo could it have been a new side effect of the drug even though it took 6 yrs?
Unlikely: Not unless you added another medication which may interact with prozac (fluoxetine). Some medications do have side effects that can develop after several yrs, but Prozac (fluoxetine) is not one of them and vertigo is not one of those symptoms as far as i know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer