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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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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?

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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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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Prozac (Definition)

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