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Prozac Overdose In Children
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
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
Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more
Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) in Children if he took it for 3 weeks only. Any withdrawal symptoms?
I wouldn't: Consult a board certified child psychiatrist. No delay. ...Read more
Previously I have abuse/overdose on prescriptions. Now I am on Prozac, (fluoxetine) it isn't helping. My psychiatrist won't give me anything else. What should I do?
Therapy: Going for therapy can help you develop skills necessary for dealing with issues causing emotional stress. Despite possible frustration it is good and safe for you that your psychiatrist is taking precaution with prescriptions. Learning to resolve underlying problems gives more lasting results than medication alone. It is possible to learn how to cope. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: Each patient is different. Many people are on that medication for several years. When a patient starts on this medication patient should stay on it for 6 to 9 months after that they try to wean the patient off the medication gradually. See you doctor. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might disturb sleep if taken at bedtime. Most patients take it after their first food of the day, e.g., after breakfast. Rarely, patients find it sedating instead of activating, and then it's best to take it at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 4 weeks: The metabolites of Prozac (fluoxetine) have an extraordinarily long half life. You must wait at least 4 weeks after stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) before considering taking any form of MAOI type antidepressants. This must be done under the care and responsibility of a local physician accustomed to prescribing this type of antidepressant. The MAOI type antidepressant has many dietary restrictions and other limitations. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If Prozac (fluoxetine) is helping you and you are not bothered by side effects (e.g. Sleepiness, jitteriness, lethargy, bleeding), then there is no problem with taking Prozac (fluoxetine) long-term. There is no evidence that taking Prozac (fluoxetine) long-term (i.e. Years) is harmful in any way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers