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What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Depends: Depends on person illness etc I have pts getting along on 10mg & others who have to have their 80mg doses augmented with other meds. ...Read more

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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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Been on prozac (fluoxetine) since a kid now an adult who cants maintain an erection. and puberty stopped when i started the pro zac is there a correlation?

Been on prozac (fluoxetine) since a kid now an adult who cants maintain an erection. and puberty stopped when i started the pro zac is there a correlation?

Hmmm...not sure: Don't know that I'd agree that Prozac (fluoxetine) STOPPED you from entering or completing puberty exactly but I definitely agree that it very well could be a major contributing cause or even the reason for your erectile dysfunction. Talk to your healthcare provider and see if they can switch you to something that will allow your erectile function to return. You still have your libido, no? ...Read more

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Can upping a dose of prozac (fluoxetine) from 20mg to 40mg make you feel more tired than usual?

Yes: This can be a side effect of fluoxetine. It may be easily managed by taking it at night; or, you may wish to consider changing to a different medicine. ...Read more

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Had my Prozac (fluoxetine) prescribed for anxiety stopped working or do I need to change the dose?

Had my Prozac (fluoxetine) prescribed for anxiety stopped working or do I need to change the dose?

Chk dose., Time used: Some patient may experience increase energy or activation early after initiating of txmt. Onset of action usually delayed 2-4 wees. If your dose has been adjusted gradually and the medication is not working with 6 to 8 weeks , it may require a dosege incras or it may not be working at all. In some cases it continues for many years to prevent relapse of symptoms. Consider re-visiting psychiatrist. ...Read more

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When is the normal amount of time for 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects to lessen or subside?

When is the normal amount of time for 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects to lessen or subside?

Generally ...: You should see certain side effects wait over the course of 1-4 weeks as your body becomes adjusted to the medicine. However, continue to talk to your psychiatrist about any side effects - as this offers you the best chance of success and they will know if a course correction is needed. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long should I stay on starting dose 10mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) before bumping up to 20mg? (For anxiety)

That depends: There is no set limit as to when to increase the dose of the medication. The decision is made, depending on your individual case history and presentation, the amount of anxiety and possibly mixed depression you may have, etc. This is done through continuity of care with your provider at the next appt. you schedule. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel awful three weeks into discontinuing my Prozac (fluoxetine) and another anti depressants. Is this normal and is there a way to alleviate it?

I feel awful three weeks into discontinuing my Prozac (fluoxetine) and another anti depressants. Is this normal and is there a way to alleviate it?

Discontinuance ?: Prozac (fluoxetine) has a long half life & infrequently causes a discontinuance syndrome when stopped--if this is what you are experiencing a small dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) should relieve your symptoms ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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