Does the combo of (40 mg Prozac (fluoxetine) + 30 mg Buspar) daily, safe and effective for GAD? My doctor recommended that for treatment GAD and social phobia.
Common Tx. Your complaints are often treated w/ such medications. Side effects of many sorts may occur and you need to report them to Dr immediately for adjustments. Effectiveness varies for people but all studies support adding CBT therapy to optimize outcome and minimize or replace the drugs. Work closely w/ Dr and a therapist to learn skills for a lifetime!
Yes., in many. That combination can be very useful for generalized anxiety disorder. It may take 1-2 months for full effect. After that, dose can be adjusted if needed. It will help even more if it is combined with therapy.
Does the treatment (Buspar (buspirone) 40 mg daily + Prozac 40 mg daily) for GAD and social phobia, cause significant weight gain?
Possibly. These medications have a listed side effect of weight change. Discuss this with your doctor. Read more...
Changed plan (GAD and social phobia) by doctor, Prozac instead of Paxil (paroxetine) due to side effects, Does Prozac a good alternative and used for GAD and So. Ph?
Yes. all of the drugs in that class may be helpful. You want to find the one that works for you without troublesome side effects. Read more...