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Dr. Douglas Bey
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What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac?

Dr. Douglas Bey
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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 is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). SSRI antidepressants increase levels of serotonin in the brain to improve mood and decrease depression symptoms. Antidepressants can be used in women with significant postpartum depression alone or in combination with behavioral therapy. There is a small risk of the medication passing through the breast milk, but in women with moderate to severe depression, the risks of untreated ...Read more


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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Been on prozac 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 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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Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni
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Is it safe to take the vitamin bilberry to maintain eyesight? I am on prozac 20 mg and I'm a 21 year old female. I have no other illnesses

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni
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Is it safe to take the vitamin bilberry to maintain eyesight?   I am on prozac 20 mg and I'm a 21 year old female. I have no other illnesses

Yes: It is generally safe to take bilberry, but keep in mind there is no evidence that bilberry will improve your eyesight. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Bey
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What is a normal starting dose of prozac?

Dr. Douglas Bey
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What is a normal starting dose of prozac?

10-20mg/day: 10-20mg.

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Dr. Walter Root
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How long before 3 doses of Prozac outvof system?

Dr. Walter Root
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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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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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How quickly can I increase my dose of prozac?

Dr. Susan Uhrich
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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How long does a higher dose of Prozac start to get into your system. (Went from 50-60 since Friday)?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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How long does a higher dose of Prozac start to get into your system. (Went from 50-60 since Friday)?

Several days: Within 3-5 days I'd expect the higher dose to be stabilizing in your bloodstream. Whether or not that translates into clinical effects for the purpose your doctor prescribed it though is a different story since there may be much more lag time for the body to RESPOND to a medication or its increase than, for the substance to actually get to measurably higher/stable levels. Make sense? ...Read more

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

Dr. Anthony Vita
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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?

Dr. John Baker
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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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Will I feel differently if my Prozac dose was just increased?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac: With time, hopefully your mood stabilizes & your symptoms get better. ...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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