Fluoxetine

What is Fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine belongs to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors group of medicine. It is used for anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorder and social phobia. Common side effects are nausea, vomiting, acidity and sexual dysfunction. Effective dose range is between 20 and 80 mg per day.

Questions and answers on "Fluoxetine"

I've been on fluoxetine 40mg for 7 months. Since I started on them I have put on 4 stone! (exercise/diet have not changed) I have just started taking ephedrine hcl 30 mg with caffeine 200mg, aspirin 75mg twice a day as I was told it's good for weightloss! Is it safe to take ephedrine with fluoxetine? I'm desperate to lose the weight I've put on since starting fluoxetine and feel like I've tried everything! Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello,
You may take ephedrine and caffeine provided you don't have any cardiac or blood pressure problem however the best way to reduce weight s to do regular aerobic exercises for 45-60 minutes a day along with proper dietary control by avoiding sweets,colas,fried and fatty foods and junk foods....

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Hey , a couple of months ago I was sleeping around 14-16 hours a day , as I was constantly tired , that calmed down for a whole , now it is returning , and with headaches , feeling sick but not being sick , I woke up around 30 minutes ago and without moving was dizzy for around 10 minutes , I've been moody , stressed all the time , i am on fluoxetine capsules aswell which I have been on for 4 weeks

doctor1 MD

Hello.Your symptoms are anxiety-depressive illness.
You need to take fluoxetine for longer, the positive effects of antidepressant drugs begin minimum 3-4 weeks after start take.Tu also need to take a anxiolytic.
Visit your doctor to prescribe the drug and reviewing fluoxetine dose.Youll be...

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I suffer from anxiety from time to time. I am in my 50's, taking hormone supplements, taking 10 mg of fluoxetine, having major anxiety from driving on freeways and bridges. This started about when I was about 50 and I am now 59. I was a brave soul before this. Now I have been having dreams where I wake up with my heart racing like I am going to die...the dreams are stupid..... I cant find something to wear, etc.....
should I worry about my heart?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

I understand that you are finding the anxiety difficult to handle and are also worrying that something may be wrong with your heart.

I personally feel that if your electrocardiogram (ECG) has been done and found to be normal, then it is quite unlikely that your...

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i only took suboxone 2 times wed and thurs this week and wont ever take it again what i want to know is it safe to take my new prescriptions of fluoxetine and trazadone without any drug reactions still left over from the suboxone ive heard suboxone can stay in your system for a few days is it safe to steart my new prescriptions?

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome to HCM

Suboxone consists of Buprenorphin and Naloxone. As the drug caused reaction in you so you should never take the drug again. Fluoxetine is a SSRI drug and it is totally different from Suboxone. The risk of reaction with this drug in you is just equal to general population....

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can the antidepressent fluoxetine be bad for your teeth? I am 20 yrs old i weigh 130 pounds and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

doctor1 MD

Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

There is no side effect of flouxetine fund especially on teeth.

you can very well continue with your medication.

one thing you must take care here is please visit your dentist once in six months and get an oral checkup done.

meanwhile maintain very...

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Can clonazapam be used with fluoxetine for general anxiety

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please refer to the answer below...

Detailed Answer:
Hi i read your query very carefully.

Yes clonazepam can be used with fluoxetine for treatment of general anxiety, but with care.

The combination of these drugs may increase side effects of both drugs such as; vertigo, headache...

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Is it safe to take fluoxetine Hcl with trazadone?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is safe in lower dosage but have risk of serotonin syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using healthcaremagic.


Since both Fluoxetine and trazodone have serotonergic properties it can cause serotonin syndrome if used concurrently.

Having said this it is safe if there is...

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Does trazadone and fluoxetine cause a false negative result.?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
They might give false positive result

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM.

Trazodone or Fluoxetine might cause false positive in drug screens.

What test you are talking about?

Thanks and Take care....

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CAN YOU TAKE FLUOXETINE HCL, VENAFAXINE HCL ER, AND BUPROPION HCL XL TOGETHER XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you'd rather not!

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

all three of them interact with each other. Bupropion usage with any of the others may increase the risk for seizures in a dose-dependent fashion. Concurrent use of venlafaxine and fluoxetine increases the risk of serotonin syndrome which is...

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I am taking Fluoxetine hcl cap 40 MG 2 a day. The new meds came as Prozac Pulvulues 40mg 2 a day. I have noticed I feel different taking new mess. Is there a difference in these 2 medicines?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
NO

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Health care magic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

In regard to efficacy there is no difference between Fluoxetine Hcl and fluoxetine pulvulues.

In regard to taste there may be some differences and that could be the reason...

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Recent questions on  Fluoxetine

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I stopped taking 30mg of cymbalta and 20mg of prozac March 1, 2014, about 5 weeks ago. I have been very dizzy and I feel like there are constant knives in my upper abdomen that feel like gas. How long will this last and what can I do about it? Thank you very much, Melody, 58 yrs. old.

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I have been dealing with cronic constipation most of my life. I have been put on miralax, linzess, and fluoxetine once a day for about a week now and it is making me feel very weird. My stomach keeps churning but can t get hardly anything to pass through. Would this mean I m cleaned out and should discontinue use.

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hi there, i take 10 mg of cipralex. I have been taking this for a few weeks - previously been on 40 mg fluoxetine for years. I am 40 years old and have a 3 year old son. I don t work out at all. I am trying to stop emotional eating, huge portions and compulsive eating. I have started taking 30 mg duromine. The side effects are horrid I feel exhausted and nauseous and cant sleep at night. Questions: are these 2 tablets compatible what can i take to control my appetite need to stop self sabotage with diet PS i live in Botswana where there is no counselling offered - drs simply medicate. Thanks Tiya PS just seen I need to pay for this. Well I am in Botswana with no online payment facilities. Pity nothing comes for free these days.

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I am a 34 year old single mother diagnosed with hashimotos 3 years ago.I worked really hard to feel normal again.Changed my eatting habits,exercised daily,took my meds(synthroid .5mcg and cytomel,vitamins d3,fish oil, calcium, and xanax) for anxiety.This past 2 months my symptoms have drastically increased.My anxiety,palpataions,brain fog,memory loss,joint pains,hair loss,shooting pain on right side of mid section, numbing of fingers and toes,and more but at the moment I can t remember.lol.My endo performed blood tests and my t3s and t4s seemed to be in the low of the normal range but my antibodies are 2641 and my cholesterol levels are high.My blood pressure is also low and my ldls are high.My pcp prescribed prozac and ativan initially to help with anxiety but changed to effexor and lorazepram (prozac made me feel zombie like).I havent been able to work during this time.I really wish I could but my symptoms haven t subsided and now I am in deep depression.Sometimes I lay in bed and don t move for days.My father committed suicide at 30 so I have a friend here helping me deal with my ups and down.Im not suicidal but I have found myself crying in really low states rationaling what would happen if I weren t aroung.My next endocrinologist visit I am having a thyroid scan, adrenal test and another run of blood tests.Is there anything I can do or other tests I haven t explored?I really want to work but i don t even feel like myself anymore and i m scared.

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hey guys. im looking to get off fluoxetine . im looking at certain supplements. will tryrosine or tryptophan aid in helping me get off prozac . if so how much should take and for how long? are there any long term effects to taking tryptophan or...

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I am dipressed because of my wife not listening and creating fight everyday in home. it is affecting my son. not able to think of diverse now. what to do?

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15 year old female had severe abdominal pain that comes and goes with nausea . just started on Levonor, Montelukast , fluoxetine , and omeperazole. should she see a specialist? just saw the doctor each day for the last 2 days and treated a couple...

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