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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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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 have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) to try out. I havn't started taking it yet. Should i?

Yes: Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling, is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. The best treatment for OCD is a combination of serotonin boosting meds, like prozac, (fluoxetine) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Usually, in OCD spectrum disorders, a higher dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) will be necessary ultimately but your doctor is right to start you on a low dose so that you can get used to it. ...Read more

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I take 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) in the morning. If I miss a dose and realized it in the afternoon or evening, should I still take it or wait till the next morning?

Half time: If you remember in the 1st half of the day - take it ASAP. If you're in the 2nd half (closer to the next dose, wait. Do NOT take two to make up for the missed dose!!! Try not to have this happen but don't worry - every now and then things get thrown off and it's okay. Relax. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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