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What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac?

What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac?

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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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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How long before 3 doses of Prozac outvof system?

How long before 3 doses of Prozac outvof system?

4 to 5 weeks: Prozac has a half life of 7 days and it takes at least 4 half lifes or more to clear your body. ...Read more

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How quickly can I increase my dose of prozac?

How quickly can I increase my dose of prozac?

Depends: Depending on why you are being treated and the form of the medication (daily vs. Weekly) as well as how you tolerate it, you may even be able to start at a "high" dose (60-90 mg). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my Prozac dose was just increased. will I feel differently?

What do you suggest if my Prozac dose was just increased. will I feel differently?

May take time: Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI medication approved for major depression and some types of anxiety. Depending on the psychiatric condition, an increase in dose may take 2-4 weeks to have a noticeable effect, although it may be sooner. ...Read more

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My dr. Lowered my dose of Prozac from 20mg to 10mg..Because of the half life does this mean i will have more in my system and if so for how long?

Prozac: Yes Prozac has a longer half life of approximately 5-7 days, eliminated usually in several weeks. Because of this yes, dose adjustments may delay change in symptoms if doing so for side effect reasons. ...Read more

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I have trichotillomania, I have seen a phyciatrist & he has given me the lightest dose of Prozac 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 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, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Usually, in OCD spectrum disorders, a higher dose of Prozac 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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Had my Prozac prescribed for anxiety stopped working or do I need to change the dose?

Had my Prozac 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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Is the effective Prozac dosage usually 20mg? I had a doctor tell me 20mg used to be the only Prozac dose and going higher isn't necessary

Prozac: The usual edose for Prozac is 20 mg. However, some people do require a higher dose if only part of the desired effect is reached. In my practice, if the patient requires more than 40 mg, I seek a consultation from a psychiatrist to determine if their are other psychiatric problems that need to be addressed and, perhap, new medication to fit that particular patient ...Read more

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Been on 10mg Prozac 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Been on 10mg Prozac 6 weeks. Feeling better. Dr says to start 20mg. Will I experience nausea and increased anxiety again changing dose?

Probably not: Usually, the initial side effects of a medication are not repeated when increasing doses. However, by crystal ball is in the shop and we will only know when you try. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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

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