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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 more
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 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 more
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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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 more
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 more
Prozac (fluoxetine), L-Theanine:
I admire you for your concern for Health.
Prozac is for Depression and Anxiety. It can have side effects of anxiety and depression.
L-Theanine is found in Green Tea. Some people use it for anxiety and depression.
Patient Drug Interactions Source: RxList states that fluoxetine oral, L-theanine oral Combination may increase bleeding risk.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, and anxiety. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Monitored by your doctor, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: Probably not. The nausea with Prozac (fluoxetine) is not due to your stomach irritation, but rather due to the stimulation of the serotonin receptors in the brain. Of course, there are also serotonin receptors in the gut – but these, to the best of my knowledge, are not directly involved in the nausea / vomiting reflex. ...Read more
I take Prozac (fluoxetine) and I always find myself laying in bed a lot is there a pill I can take to give me energy? Caffeine doesn't work
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
What's the best time to take prozac (fluoxetine)? Morning. Afternoon. Before bed? Starting 1st dose & rather not feel any side affects if any. Rather not panic too
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is believed to be more activating antidepressant. The majority of doctors recommend to take it in the morning hours. That said, some people feel like it helps them to sleep better. You can try taking it in the morning, if it makes you feels sleepy or tired, switch it to bedtime. ...Read more
I take Prozac (fluoxetine) since last week and I m affected by malaria as I live in Africa so tell me what is adapted treatement that I can take with prozac (fluoxetine)?
Complicated issue: Despite the importance of breastfeeding for babies & moms, meds in milk is an issue. Several studies now have suggested that Prozac specifically may be more present in breast milk than other antidepressants, maybe because of long half-life. Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) are likely safer: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22283766 you need your treatment, but this is a talk between you & your doctor. ...Read more