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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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In order to differentiate hyperthyroidism symptoms from drug w/d sym from clonazepam and/or drug interaction side effects b/w clonazepam, prozac, (fluoxetine) and concerta, which should be ruled out 1st?

In order to differentiate hyperthyroidism symptoms from drug w/d sym from clonazepam and/or drug interaction side effects b/w clonazepam, prozac, (fluoxetine) and concerta, which should be ruled out 1st?

Depends: Depends on dosage and why you are taking these medications, prior history and many other factors. Would likely need to simplify medication combo. Please discuss with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: may include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia,^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): There can be many: headache, light-headedness, nausea, bloating and gas, vivid dreams, fatigue, and others. Many, if not all of these are transitory and likely won't occur all at once. ...Read more

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What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are side effects starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

See S-E list below: Notable side effects-sexual dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, GI -decrease appetite, nausea, diarhea, constipiation, dry mouth. CNS insomnia or sedation, atgitation, tremors, headaches, dizziness. BPD pts. vulnerable to CNS activation. Most side effects-- immediate but often go away wi/time. Life threatening --seizures, mania, rare activation of suicide ideation/behavior ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

What are the potential side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects: may include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia,^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc. There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several common ones: In the short term, side effects that may be experienced by up to 15% of people are mild headache, mild motor restlessness and mild stomach upset. These usually go away within 2-3 weeks and are rarely enough to fuse people to stop. Longer term, there may be mild weight gain 10-20 pounds at most, and sexual side effects like delayed orgasm or decreased interest. These can be treated if med works. ...Read more

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In general, do most people tolerate the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) better when taken in the morning or in the evening ? What does the research show?

Usually morning: Because Prozac (fluoxetine) can be somewhat activating, most people, in my experience, have slept better at night when it has been taken in the morning. On the other hand, some will experience excessive somnolence from Prozac and do better with bedtime dosing. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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