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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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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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What is a normal starting dose of Clonazepam or Diazepam? Thanks

What is a normal starting dose of Clonazepam or Diazepam?  Thanks

Clonazepam, Diazepam: Both Clonazepam and Diazepam are long acting Benzodiazepines and are used for Treatment of Anxiety. There are also short acting Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam and Alprazolam The dosage depends upon severity of Anxiety and its disabling effect on functioning. Please see a Psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment including Medication- starting dose, frequency, benefits, and counseling . ...Read more

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Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a safe dose? Too high? What is a typical dose for GAD and PA's?

Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a safe dose?  Too high?  What is a typical dose for GAD and PA's?

Lexapro (escitalopram) dose: Lexapro (escitalopram) (citalopram) is a safe medicine, relative to others, and 30 mg is not unsafe. Most people use 10 or 20 mg doses however. Perhaps those doses were not effective for you? ...Read more

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What is Starting dose of Ratio_ Bupropion SR , and the Max is MG a day?

What is Starting dose of Ratio_ Bupropion SR , and the Max is MG a day?

150-300: Most patient will start with a dose of 150 mg once daily for 3-7 days prior to increasing to 150 mg twice daily. Occasionally patients will be prescribed more or less, but this is very standard dosing which works for most patients in most circumstances. ...Read more

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What is a normal side effect of missing a dose of metadate/ritalin?

What is a normal side effect of missing a dose of metadate/ritalin?

Decreased focus: Metadate or Ritalin (methylphenidate) enhance focus in people with add. The effects last for a few hours and then fade out. If you miss a dose you won't have the benefit of the drug that day. ...Read more

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): 60mg. per day. Very few cases may require 90mg. up to 120mg. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

25 to 50 mg/Day: Starting dose is 25 mg/day and may go up to 50-75 or even 100 mg day.Concept is to slowly increase does to maintenance depending on individual need and reaction. ...Read more

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What is a typical dose for citalopram?

What is a typical dose for citalopram?

Variable: Citalopram dose might start at 10mg, and be titrated to 20-40mg/day. Hopefully in tandem with psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, or whatever reason for which the medication is prescribed. ...Read more

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Took first dose of citalopram and feel kind of icky. Is this normal?

Took first dose of citalopram and feel kind of icky. Is this normal?

Yes: Many people when they first start antidepressants can feel ill. This tends to be temporary, and should get better with time. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medication has a normal dose of hydrocodone but a very low dose of acetaminophen?

Ideas? What medication has a normal dose of hydrocodone but a very low dose of acetaminophen?

All of them will: The fda has just required all companies making combination products to stop putting any more than 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) into these products. In addition, a single-drug pill with extended release hydrocodone was approved by the fda, but is not on the market. It does not have a formulation that deters abuse, and many of us are very concerned about a product with lots of hydrocodone (possibly 30 mg). ...Read more

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What's the max dose of Ativan daily one could take while beginning 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)? Very anxious, normal dose isn't as effective right now....

What's the max dose of Ativan daily one could take while beginning 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)? Very anxious, normal dose isn't as effective right now....

Depends: The recommended maximum dose of Ativan (Lorazepam) is 10 mg per day. however this depends on your mental and physical condition as well as your situation. discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the typical dose of fluoxetine for women?

What is the typical dose of fluoxetine for women?

Unsure: Most patients, men and women, are started on 10 mg. Per day. It is titrated on an individual basis. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of Zoloft? Because I know the dose of Paxil (paroxetine) lower is a higher number in Zoloft? Thank you.

What is the max dose of Zoloft? Because I know the dose of Paxil (paroxetine) lower is a higher number in Zoloft? Thank you.

Zoloft (sertraline): the maximum dose of Zoloft is 200mg per day. the max dose of Paxil (paroxetine) is 60mg per day but it is like comparing apples to oranges they work similar and are in the same class bur different chemical compounds ...Read more

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First day on Effexor (venlafaxine) 37, 5...Feeling a kind of agitation....Is it normal?

First day on Effexor (venlafaxine) 37, 5...Feeling a kind of agitation....Is it normal?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Possible initially. Keep your doctor informed of your symptoms and progress. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

Depends: Depends on your age (pediatric vs. adult), and the medical condition. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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