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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
Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) at night? Just starting the medication. Worried it will keep me up at night. I take levothyroxine in the mornings.
Not a worry: Hi. Prozac at night is usually fine but insomnia has been described, but insomnia is so common, we can't guarantee a relationship. If you want, go ahead and take the fluoxetine in the morning WITH the l-thyroxine. There is a myth about taking l-thyroxine on an empty stomach that drives me crazy. Take it (consistently) however you want to...your doc will adjust the l-thyroxine dose to accommodate. ...Read more
On Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg for several weeks - feel very spacey, unmotivated, emotionally detached? Could these be side effects of the medication?
What medication works best for borderline personality disorder? Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help a lot?
Psychotherapy/Drugs: The best treatment for borderline personality disoerder without any coexiasting conditions is psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation training.Drugs may be be used for co existing conditions and symptoms associated with bpd.Paxil (paroxetine) may be used for co existing depression.Haloperidol may reduce anger, Aripiprazole may reduce interpersonal problems, impulcivity;psychotic paranoid symptoms etc. ...Read more
What to do if I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety a d chronic pain, what do you kno about this medication?
My daughter is currently taking Prozac(10mg), she has now been prescribed Concerta (18mg). Is it ok to combine these two medications. She is 14 ?
Same Dr for Rx's?: There is an increased risk of some serious Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects so there needs to be coordination and dose adjustment if needed. Always be sure each Dr is fully aware of all other Rx's. Please do consider a good adolescent psychologist for best outcomes too. Therapy improves effects and lessens need for drugs. ...Read more
, i'm a 64 year old woman on several medications including blood pressure insulinmorphine prozac (fluoxetine).Lost insurance am I going to die without my meds?
There r options: These meds all sound necessary, but most if not all are available at walmart, where you can get 90 days' worth for $9...You can have withdrawal if u suddenly stop morphine if u have taken a high dose for a long time...Sugars and blood pressure may be out of control off Insulin or BP meds, but depends how severe each condition.See pcp to switch to generics or cheaper options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a non-medication that will make my Prozac (fluoxetine) stronger or make anxiety/depression lower?
Is there any cough medication that I can take on Prozac? Also take Ritalin (methylphenidate) during the day
I take both Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) daily - what will happen if I do cocaine while taking these medications?
Meds & street drugs: Use of any illicit drug its self damaging to brain system makes life long irreversible changes in the neuronal circuitry.Combining with meds is never a good idea and can cause opposing effects that can be making mood and anxiety symptoms worse and at times difficult to treat.If you still need to use a substance to covet for mood and anxiety meds your current meds are not well talk to psychiayrst. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My psychology professor says that Prozac's really bad for people, but It seems to be the only medication that controls my OCD, is it all that bad?
Licensed for reason: Doctors are licensed to practice medicine for good reasons. If you get medical advice from un-licensed individuals (including professors, lawyers, politicians, etc), there may be good reason why their advice should not carry the same weight as your doctor's advice. In the end, it is your body and your decision, but if you read the history of medicine, you will appreciate licensure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Wants to add 37.5 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) to my Prozac 10 mg. afraid of seratonin syndrome. can this happen. I'm very sensitive to medications.
Talk to your DR: I would tell your Psychiatrist of your concerns being so medication sensitive. I've only encountered 1 patient in 23 years who had this.. Although I'm a psychologist I monitor my patients closely for mood and side effects ( a large percentage are on Meds) and can provide feedback and consultation w their PCP or psychiatrist. I think you need to discuss this with your Dr and maybe proceed slowly. ...Read more
What's the best medication for extreme snappiness, and extremely tired very irritable. I've tried Prozac, Wellbutrin etc. ?
Irritable: A medication is not the only way to fix this. Please think holistically. See doc to make sure you do not have medical issues such as thyroid or other hormone imbalances. How is your diet and exercise level? Are there decisions you need to make? Consider seeing a mental health pro for support and clarification. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?
Call your doctor!: It would be very, very, very uncommon for Prozac alone to directly adversely affect muscle strength! there are however drug drug interactions and electrolyte changes that can occur with medications like fluoxetine. You should make your physician aware of this episode without delay. ...Read more
Is there any medication to get rid of apathy caused by an ssri like prozac (fluoxetine)? and how likely is it to get rid of it, thanks
Does the medication celexa cause weight gain? I was on it for three years and now i'm prozac (fluoxetine). Could these two medications cause weight gain?
Yes: Although Celexa is labeled as weight neutral and Prozac (fluoxetine) is weight negative. I have actually seen weight gain as well sometimes with these meds. A lot depends on the patient their own personal reaction to medicines. Check with your doctor to see if another medicine would be better and less likely to cause weight gain for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer