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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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What are the tests for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

What are the tests for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

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 more

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Could I overdose on Prozac (fluoxetine) and melatonin?

Could I overdose on Prozac (fluoxetine) and melatonin?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

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

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What are the side effects you get from overdosing on prozac (fluoxetine)?

See below: Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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How long would you be in the hospital if you overdosed on prozac (fluoxetine)?

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How long would you be in the hospital if you overdosed on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose?

Support: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a relatively safe medication. Prozac (fluoxetine) overdose typically results in a benign clinical course, with the most common symptoms being tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is supportive, treating symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

Usually: Usually SSRI anti-depressant meds such as Prozac (fluoxetine) should be tapered gradually unless there are severe side effects. Stopping suddenly may cause an increase in anxiety, depression, and other sx. Talk with your doctor about the exact timing of the tapering. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 more

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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) work?

How does Prozac (fluoxetine) work?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin which relieves symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I stop Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): If you mean "How do I wean myself off Prozac (fluoxetine)? " the general rule is to work with your prescribing physician to help you taper off gradually. DO NOT IMMEDIATELY STOP TAKING IT. ...Read more

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How long Prozac (fluoxetine) could be taken?

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 more

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What conditions can Prozac (fluoxetine) treat?

What conditions can Prozac (fluoxetine) treat?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It inhibits reuptake of serotonin, hence increases available serotonin which relieves symptoms of depression, OCD, Anxiety, PMS, etc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) at bedtime?

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 more

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How to get off Prozac (fluoxetine) and get on nardill?

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

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What causes off Prozac (fluoxetine) and get on nardill?

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Nardil (phenelzine): Switching from ssris to MAO inhibitors needs at least 2 weeks time period of being off of the ssri. Your prescribing doctor can closely monitor that. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) taken for years not good for you?

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 more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) and l theannine be taken together?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) and l theannine be taken together?

Yes: Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea. It may interact with some blood pressure meds and stimulants but no known interactions with Prozac (fluoxetine). Best regards. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

Is it ok to take Prozac (fluoxetine) and levofloxin together?

DON' T: No contraindications but as a general rule, try taking any antibiotics or short term medication by itself so as to prevent interactions with other meds which may also make it less efficacious. ...Read more

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Can I take macana puriens (cowhage) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can I take macana puriens (cowhage) while on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Why do this?: Ground mucuna pruriens seeds have been used in ayurvedic medicine for parkinson's disease (pd). Studies show they contain l-dopa, and may provide advantages over standard l-dopa in pd. Http://tinyurl. Com/o8598e4 but you don't list parkinson's in your conditions, so why take it? There are no direct medicinal interactions, but serotonin and Dopamine interact in the nervous system. Steer clear. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) capsules be opened and split for half dosing?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) capsules be opened and split for half dosing?

No: This isn't a good idea -- it's very hard to accurately divide the inner contents. Doses could be erratic. Keeping the capsules intact is even more imperative with the weekly delayed-release form of prozac (fluoxetine). If you need smaller doses, your physician can help you with differently written prescriptions. If you need smaller increments than are generally manufactured, compounding pharmacies can help. ...Read more

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Did there dangerous of pain of brest cause using prozac (fluoxetine)?

Unlikely: Am not aware of any studies that show Prozac (fluoxetine) causes breast pain. If you have a particular concern or breast condition, talk to your GYN. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) and I am really tiered. Should I change the drug?

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 more

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Should Prozac (fluoxetine) dosage be increased from 20 to 30mg or directly from 20 to 40.

Should Prozac (fluoxetine) dosage be increased from 20 to 30mg or directly from 20 to 40.

Please ask your doc: Hi: this type of question's answer has so many variables it would be best to ask the physician who knows your history, your body size and your mental health what they think is the next best step for you. ...Read more

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Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Common ones are headaches, nausea & loose stools. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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Overdose (Definition)

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