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How long does it take for Prozac to get eliminated from the body after stopping?

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Question: How long does it usually take for prozac to leave your system after it is stopped due to some manic s/s that have appeared
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

10 days!

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Prozac has a half life of 4 days in the body. This means that by the 8th day, we are own to 25% of the ingested dose. This is minimal dose and wouldn't be expected to have any significant action whatsoever on the health of the patient.

All side effects related to this drug should also take a significant regression over this same time frame.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well.

Regards,

Dr. Ivo Ditah,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Brief Answer: 10 days! Detailed Answer: Hi, Prozac has a half life of 4 days in the body. This means that by the 8th day, we are own to 25% of the ingested dose. This is minimal dose and wouldn't be expected to have any significant action whatsoever on the health of the patient. All side effects related to this drug should also take a significant regression over this same time frame. I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Regards, Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist