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What Are The Side Effects Of Prozac?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: Should I take accurate if I take Prozac. I have suffered from depression for over 15 years. It says that one of the side effects are depression and thoughts of suicide? My dermatologist prescribed it to me today for my acne.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs extra caution

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Do you mean Accunate rather than accurate?

If you do not mean this please correct me and let me know the salt available under brand name accurate.

Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (11 minutes later)
Yes I was taking Apprilon.I mean accutane. Is what was just prescribed to me he tried Apprilon already. I mean accutane.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks for clarification

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for reverting back to me.


There is no doubt about the side effects of accutane as increased suicidal ideation and depression is one of the common side effect. Having said this we need to understand that Prozac helps in depression so taking the two medications together is not contraindicated.

I mean to say that both can be taken together and if any of the serious side effects you notice report immediately to your doctor. The problem is not with intake of medication but it lies when you are uninformed and ignore the side effect.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar (8 minutes later)
Thank you!!!
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What Are The Side Effects Of Prozac?

Brief Answer: Needs extra caution Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I read your query and understand your concerns. Do you mean Accunate rather than accurate? If you do not mean this please correct me and let me know the salt available under brand name accurate. Thanks and regards.