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Take Prozac Fluoxetine
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
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
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
Avoid garcinia: Avoid garcinia cambogia. It has not been shown to do anything useful, and it may negatively affect the liver. Why would anyone want to use it? There appears to be no interaction between these two substances. ...Read more
Can be: Can take 4-6 weeks to take full effect. ...Read more
People Lose A Little: Patients tend to lose about one pound compared to people who are on placebo who gain a little bit each year. This is why Prozac (fluoxetine) is acceptable (and is also effective) for patients with bulimia. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/018936s064lbl.pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 6 weeks.: It takes at least 3 weeks for medications like Prozac and lexapro (escitalopram) to start working well. Usually if you feel better but not 100% in about 4-6 weeks, the dose needs to be increased. If it is not helping at all, it may be the wrong medication, and you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
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Depends...: The answer is "maybe", if you suffer from chronic major depression and you have not responded well to any other antidepressant, psychotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy and you are significantly improved only by prozac (fluoxetine). This is very unlikely as new treatments and medications are always being developed and depression is sometimes self-limiting. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) use: Should be undertaken for management of a specific well defined condition ( major depression ) or as an adjunct to bipolar disorder. Intermittent use is not recommended for a number of reasons. it can in be used in rare instances to help with coming off another SSRI antidepressant. Because it is inaffective in short term use ( it takes 10 to 25 days to work and may require dose titration ) ...Read more
Can i take Prozac (fluoxetine) and propranolol? I'm on 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) and have 20mg of propranolol but haven't taken them together.
Monitor: Both are cleared by the liver so taking them together will enhance the effectiveness of each drug. Nothing will happen with Prozac (fluoxetine) but the Propranolol might cause lower blood pressure and lower heart rate. That being said, the current Propranolol dose is low so i don't suspect anything will happen. Just monitor your blood pressure and heart rate initially. If all is good, then you are ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg every morning for anxiety, but this morning I forgot I had taken one already and took double the dose (40mg). Is this dangerous?
Don't worry: Not at all. The max daily dose is 80mg/day. Also, a pill box may help make it easier to remember. ...Read more
Yes: There is no problem taking any ssri antidepressant with the diet pills. These appear to contain caffeine and cocoa, which can increase anxiety. But they do not react with medicines like prozac (fluoxetine). If you take Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety, though, be aware of the amount of caffeine you use. ...Read more
Depression: There are two types of depression: one is a depletion of serotonin and Prozac is a good drug for that. The other is a depletion of norepinephrine (ne) and for that Prozac is ineffective. Frequently, but not always sleeping too much suggests that it is a ne depletion and a ne reuptake inhibitor such as wellbutrin (bupropion) is effective. See your docotor to rule out other causes and talk about a switch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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