what is the maintenance dose of prozac

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Dr. Douglas Bey answered:

What is a normal maintenance dose of Prozac?

Depends

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Depends on person illness etc I have pts getting along on 10mg & others who have to have their 80mg doses augmented with other meds
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What is a normal starting dose of Prozac?

10-20mg/day

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10-20mg
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How quickly can I increase my dose of Prozac?

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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).
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I have PMDD and was given Prozac 20mg for every day use. Given the small dose can I still drink alcohol every now and then?

No

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Drinking alcohol is not recommended when taking Prozac or any other antidepressant. Also, 20mg is not a "small" dose, but is a regular dose. Please do not drink alcohol when taking Prozac.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

I'm on 20 mg Prozac 150 wellbuterin xl and I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Should I stop the meds and if so how? Today will be the second missed dose.

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The drugs that you mentioned above can be taken safely during pregnancy.consult your obstetrician about your concerns
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

My husband is on a fairly low dose of prozac.. He has a pattern of aniety, then anger, followed by abusive behavior to me. Can I call his Dr?

Yes or the police

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Yes, and you can also call the police depending upon how abusive he is.
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I am on Prozac 20 mg for anxiety disorder.since a while i am feeling fatigue etc but mood ok.does this mean my dose of Prozac needs adjustment?

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I am happy your moods are better and probably the Prozac has helped you. The fatigue can be from multiple causes. I doubt the Prozac needs adjustment but it is true that raising the dose could help but only with your doctors agreement.
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Dr. John K. Baker answered:

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?

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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.
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Tried 1 dose prozac and within 24 hours had severe vomiting followed by stomach cramps/ nausea. Took 3 days to completely get over this. Uncommon?

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Prozac can certainly cause nausea, but yours sounds much more intense than usual. Not everyone gets nausea with Prozac, either. But of those who do, it generally dissipates sooner than yours did also.
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Can lower doses of prozac b safer?Im so scared of med. But need it for severe anxiety &OCD.How low of dose can help?How can I ease my fear of SSRI's?

It varies

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In general doses of 40-60 mg a day are needed to treat OCD. Sometimes the dose can be 80 mg a day or higher. If you take the dose that works, then your anxiety will drop along with your obsession over this which itself can be part of your OCD. Take enough to be well and you will not regret it. Best wishes. Dr. J.
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