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Why Do I Bloat When My Fluoxetine Wears Off In Evening
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
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
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
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
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
Not uncommon: It's not uncommon for people to find that prozac's effectiveness wears off with time. For some it can stop working completely. I agree with dr. Ali that dose adjustments may be needed -- or changes to new medications. Also there are ways to augment antidepressant response, plus additional options if these don't provide relief either. ...Read more
Are there are interactions between Famotidine and Fluoxetine (Prozac (fluoxetine))? I take 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily - 20mg in the morning, 10mg in the evening.
Nope: Should be fine. .. There aren't any interactions. Hope it helps! ...Read more
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
No known interaction: There is no reported interaction but herbal/naturopathic remides are not mandated to report side effects to the fda. No way to know for absolute certain. If the combination provides side effects that are quite significant, consider discontinuing the oil. They should resolve. ...Read more
SSRI antidepresant: Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to treat depression. The ssris were a big step forward due to far less side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants that were the main treatment for depression prior to that. ...Read more
How much are: You prescribed to take? Increasing dose doesn't necessarily mean that you will get more benefit when reaching those doses. When dose is high - chances for serotinergic syndrome can increase. Please take only as prescribed by your provider. Take care. ...Read more
Milestone Medication: 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 tolerated than previous antidepressants. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning. ...Read more
Several reasons: While 20 mg daily is the usual adult dose, here are several reasons why someone could be on less: 1. Old (>65), young (. ...Read more
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