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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for stomach depression, Prozac (fluoxetine) not working.

Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for stomach depression, Prozac (fluoxetine) not working.

What exactly are you: ....asking for? Something to treat DEPRESSION or STOMACH problems of upset? Prozac does not treat anything in the stomach. It is an antidepressant and that it is all used to treat mood disorders. It has some off label uses such as headache management. There are medications to treat STOMACH ULCERS OR UPSET CONDITION such as nexium, (esomeprazole) carafate, prilosec, pepcid, et.c, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me between zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Can someone tell me between zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac and celexa which one treats depression and OCD better? And which one will not cause weight gain the best.

Medications: That is not how medicine works. They all are very effective and used for a variety of different reasons. The best drug for you is the issue and that is determined with the physician working with you in person. ...Read more

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What is the best anti anxiety depression med that has the least side effects. I did not care for buspar, (buspirone) celexa, or Prozac. Something not 2 addicting?

What is the best anti anxiety depression med that has the least side effects. I did not care for buspar, (buspirone) celexa, or Prozac. Something not 2 addicting?

Depends on you: every patient is different and will respond better to certain medications while others may not respond well to a particular drug. Best to talk to your own doctor about medicine for anxiety/depression but other drugs such as wellbutrin or Effexor (venlafaxine) might also be useful for you. Of course exercise and good counseling are equally if not more important than any drug. good luck! ...Read more

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Anti-depressant meds I have been on anti-depressants previously. In 2006-2008 i was on wellbrutin, then prozac, then cymbalta (duloxetine). I am depressed again - would the last med (cymbalta (duloxetine)) i took be the best choice at this time.

Anti-depressant meds I have been on anti-depressants previously.  In 2006-2008 i was on wellbrutin, then prozac, then cymbalta (duloxetine). I am depressed again - would the last med (cymbalta (duloxetine)) i took be the best choice at this time.

Whichever one: Worked the best for you is what i would recommend. Prozac (fluoxetine) is the only antidepressant with a study on trying it again after it stopped working. There was a 90% chance of it working the second time around. We have no comparable data on the others. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if i take 20mg of prozac( fluoxetine) evert day for depression; yesterday i bought some st johns wort (5000mg tablets), can what do you recommend if i take them together?

What do you recommend if i take 20mg of prozac( fluoxetine) evert day for depression; yesterday i bought some st johns wort (5000mg tablets), can what do you recommend if i take them together?

Why?: If you are not happy with prozac, (fluoxetine) talk to your doctor. If you are not happy with your doctor, get another doctor. I don't understand why you bought st. John's wort before you know what to do with it? The issue here is not whether combining Prozac (fluoxetine) with st. John's wort is good idea for you. The even more important problem is how to repair your relationship with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long doea it take for Prozac (fluoxetine) to start working for depression and OCD ? And is 20 mg is enough for depression and ocd?

TITRATE MEDS: Prozac (fluoxetine) at the right dose caqn make a difference even 3-4 days after you start. With that in mind, some people find 20 mg enough. Some require as much as 80mg. And some find Prozac (fluoxetine) doesnt work for them. Then your dr can add another med or switch to a snri. ...Read more

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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