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How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) take to relieve anxiety? I've been on it for 7 weeks.

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry
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In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine) X 7 weeks?

fluoxetine (prozac), an SSRI, is used to treat anxiety d/os, as well as depression.
for some pts, Prozac will be ineffective in treating their anxiety & another med should be selected. Other pts may need a dose adjustment upward & still others may need a dose adjustment downward. If u've had no effect after 7 weeks now, sched an appt w ur doc to determine what the next steps for u should be! :)

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine) X 7 weeks?

fluoxetine (prozac), an SSRI, is used to treat anxiety d/os, as well as depression.
for some pts, Prozac will be ineffective in treating their anxiety & another med should be selected. Other pts may need a dose adjustment upward & still others may need a dose adjustment downward. If u've had no effect after 7 weeks now, sched an appt w ur doc to determine what the next steps for u should be! :)
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Timing ..

Most people often start to feel some positive effect within two weeks but may take 6-8 weeks for any significant effect.
Even then, it could take longer for a significant effects as for many patients some element of titration(or increasing a medication dose) is necessary for an good drug effect.

In brief: Timing ..

Most people often start to feel some positive effect within two weeks but may take 6-8 weeks for any significant effect.
Even then, it could take longer for a significant effects as for many patients some element of titration(or increasing a medication dose) is necessary for an good drug effect.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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