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Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Does Prozac have a side effect of low libido in 10 mg capsules?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 33 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Low libido can be a side effect of Prozac, yes. However, the dose you are on is very, very small. It is possible, but unlikely, that this very small dose is causing low libido. I would wait a few weeks and if low libido persists, consider changing medications.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
Would you recommend Prozac or is there an alternative anti-anxiety,anti-
Depressant that you could recommend.
Also I have having diahrea for several weeks since I tried Lexapro. I stopped the medication, but am still having diarrhea.
What medication would you recommend that would have minimal side effects?
Thank you for your information.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 3 hours later
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Prozac has the fewest side effects of any antidepressant. A close second would be Zoloft (sertraline).

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 2 days later
Would you recommend Zyprexa as a sleep aid.
What would you recommend as a sleep aid?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 7 hours later
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Yes, Zyprexa is an excellent sleep aid and can augment the effects of your antidepressant. Doses as low as 2.5 to 5mg nightly are useful for sleep.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 22 hours later
Is trazadone a good sleep aid with an antidepressant?
Is cascara sagrada safe as a colon cleanse?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 15 hours later
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Yes, trazodone is an excellent sleep aid and is very safe.

That product is not particularly safe or effective. Colon cleanses in general are not medically recommended. I'd advise against it.

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