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Why do I bloat when my fluoxetine wears off in evening?

Why do I bloat when my fluoxetine wears off in evening?

Doesn't wear off: Prozac (fluoxetine) lasts 7-9 days from a single dose, so it doesn't wear off in the evening, your bloating is due to something else. ...Read more

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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I know something is wrong with my lower abdomen, just don't know what it is? Bloat after fluoxetine wears off every night.

I know something is wrong with my lower abdomen, just don't know what it is? Bloat after fluoxetine wears off every night.

Then see your doc: For an exam, blood work and ultrasound, and you may need other tests, no need to speculate or worry. ...Read more

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I am having werid belly pain, bloating when Prozac (fluoxetine) wears off?

I am having werid belly pain, bloating when Prozac (fluoxetine) wears off?

Bloating: Don't drink fluids while eating, don't eat fast, avoid dairy products & wheat, avoid fizzy drinks & too much sugar/salt, don't chew gum, avoid apples/peaches/pears, avoid gasy foods such as beans/cabbage/onions/broccoli/asparagus/brussel sprouts, eat more fiber. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine i feel very bloated and heavy now im taking this, what to do?

Fluoxetine i feel very bloated and heavy now im taking this, what to do?

Talk to your doc: About this. It may be a question of adjusting the dose downward, or you may have to switch to different medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Nausea, bloating & appetite loss, & this has been going on for a month. It's not depression because I'm on Prozac (fluoxetine) for that. Not sexually active either

Nausea, bloating & appetite loss, & this has been going on for a month. It's not depression because I'm on Prozac (fluoxetine) for that. Not sexually active either

Check up: Make an appointment with your doctor. There are a lot of things that could be going on. A month is long enough to wait to see if it passes on it's own. You need to get treated so you can know how to get better. Good luck! ...Read more

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About 15 yrs ago Prozac was my "miracle drug", and now it seems to have pooped out. I have tried viibryd and it just caused bloating and hair loss. Should i try something with the Prozac to get my happiness back? What about wellbutrin, can I take this wit

About 15 yrs ago Prozac was my "miracle drug", and now it seems to have pooped out. I have tried viibryd and it just caused bloating and hair loss. Should i try something with the Prozac to get my happiness back? What about wellbutrin, can I take this wit

Poop out: Unfortunately antidepressant poop-out isn't rare. This may happen with any antidepressant. Strategies to overcome this can include: a different antidepressant (especially combination ssri-snri), use of atypical antipsychotic (e.g. Abilify), or methyl donor such as same or folic acid. ...Read more

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Does the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) wears off with time ? Or does it last for a lifetime ?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It should be treating the original symptoms it was prescribed for, at optimum dose. If other factors are triggering more symptoms, for example social stressors, then adjustment in Prozac (fluoxetine) dosage might be warrented. ...Read more

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In general, do most people tolerate the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) better when taken in the morning or in the evening ? What does the research show?

Usually morning: Because Prozac (fluoxetine) can be somewhat activating, most people, in my experience, have slept better at night when it has been taken in the morning. On the other hand, some will experience excessive somnolence from Prozac and do better with bedtime dosing. ...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?

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