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Will fluoxetine start to make me feel better within a week?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: No

We usually tell pts 2-3 weeks for most antidepressants but 4-6 weeks for prozac (fluoxetine).

In brief: No

We usually tell pts 2-3 weeks for most antidepressants but 4-6 weeks for prozac (fluoxetine).
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Probably not

Fluoxetine, also known as prozac, (fluoxetine) has biochemical properties that lead it to last a long time.
The down side of this is that it takes a longer time to be effective - for most people it takes 4-6 weeks. Other antidepressants in the same family like citalopram/celexa, escitalopram/lexapro and sertraline/zoloft take effect in a shorter period of time for most.

In brief: Probably not

Fluoxetine, also known as prozac, (fluoxetine) has biochemical properties that lead it to last a long time.
The down side of this is that it takes a longer time to be effective - for most people it takes 4-6 weeks. Other antidepressants in the same family like citalopram/celexa, escitalopram/lexapro and sertraline/zoloft take effect in a shorter period of time for most.
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