Prozac

What is Prozac?

this is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder, panic attack, obsessive compulsive disorder.

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I was taking Prozac 20mg a day for 10 weeks i started to feel better, then i stopped without asking my doctor, now after 2 months i started to have some depression symptoms again


the question is
can i started taking Prozac again i have talked to my doctor and she prescribed a Prozac but she did not tell me any thing about how is it going back to Prozac she was seem in hurry.
is it going to be okay to get back using Prozac again?

doctor1 MD

Hi


I admire you for positive outlook.

Dear usually 1st episode of depression require treatment up to 6 to 9 months after complete recovery.

Yes you can start prozac again and continue it up to 9 month even after you feel better.

Consult in between to your doctor but you have to take regularly for...

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Hi Dr.Bienenfield, I want to ask some question about prozac medicine.I used to take 3 capsul every day.At the first, it was 2, but my doctor increased the dose to 3.And I quitted prozac one months ago by myself.I didn t ask my doc.So, is it dangerous? What i need to do, now? And last question, can prozac reduce sexual life? If it can: Do peoples come back to regular(or normal) sexual life, when they quit?

doctor1 MD

Dear patient
Suddenly stopping your routine drugs for whatever reasons is more dangerous than actually continuing it . So do continue the drug. And yes prozac can cause decreased libido , if you have no other problems just reducing the doses is enough to bring back it. And do practice yoga

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I have a very swollen stomach hands and tighs, feel very uptight. just off 1 x 20mg Prozac a day. Just out of a very stressfull business time nad have a family problem. 3 wks ago was taken to hospital by ambulance, doc though it was heart but that checked out ok, all blood tests ok . sleeping up to 8 hrs at night yet need to rest most days after lunch,am quiet fit active weight normal age 57

doctor1 MD

In my opinion, prozac need to be taken for a longer period. I do not know how long did you take prozac

Additionally, some kind of family therapy / problem solving strategy, which will address the family issues and business issues, need to be added for complete recovery. Or else, alone prozac wo...

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Hi my son is 8 years old and he is currently on concerta 27 mg and Prozac 20 mg. He has been on the concerta for about a year now and the 20 mg Prozac for about 4 weeks. we have see a chnge in his mood and behavior the last few days. Do you think the Prozac is a little to high of a dose for him?

doctor1 MD

Maximum dose for prozac (fluoxetine) in children > 5 yrs is 20 mg/day once.It means he is on maximum dose.

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i missed my prozac pill for 2 weeksys in raw?

i have on Prozac for 9 weeks last 2 weeks i started missing my prozac pill

about 2- 3 days i noticed some of the depression symptoms are coming back like : bad mood , not feeling want to hang out
so

should i start taking Prozac again
no problems

any advice

thanx

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX

Welcome to HealthCareMagic,

You are very right. PROZAC (Fluxoteine hydrochloride) should be taken regularly as prescribed by your doctor. It is an antidepressant.

You should note the following when you are taking PROZAC

DON’T STOP SUDDENLY - Sudden withdrawal of PROZAC can cause...

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I have been on Prozac for 8 days and have lost 6 pounds already. I have been on Vyvanse for about 6 years now, and now take Vyvanse and prozac together and it just seems like I'm not hungry at all ever. I have to force myself to eat. Why is this? I am on Vyvanse 50 mg not instead of 70mg and on Prozac at 20mg.

doctor1 MD

Hi , prozac can increase the effects of vyvanse and can cause serious side effects like anxiety and jitteriness.
Serious interaction called serotonin syndrome can occur .
So these drugs should not be taken together.
Thanks

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My daughter is 22 and was prescribed 20 mg. of Prozac and 5 mg. of Zyprexa for depression. She took that for about 6 weeks. Felt great the first 2 weeks. Then began to feel lethargic and sad. By the 4th week the doctor doubled her Prozac to 40 mg. and increased the Zyprexa to 7.5 mg. After 5 days of this a different psychiatrist took her off the Zyprexa and kept her on the 40 mg. of Prozac. The first week she felt much more energetic but had some difficulty sleeping. Now she has been on the 40 mg. of Prozac for 2 weeks and once again tired/lethargic/no energy or motivation. Should she reduce her dosage of Prozac?

doctor1 MD

Hi

I admire your positive outlook and congratulate you for the attitude.

Now I guess she has depression and it could be due to some stress in her personal life. In that case, you need some help.

However let me give my opinion here.

I think a combination therapy of antidepressant and low...

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I am on Prozac 10mg this is my 11th day and have been weaning off clonazepam I'm down to 0,25mg od ; I do to increase my prozac to 15mg tomorrow but I've been having terrible heart pounding and fluttering with jitteriness lasting all day is this normal and is it true that prozac makes the anxiety worse for a couple of weeks before it gets better. Thanks Paula

doctor1 MD

Greetings !

Welcome to the site.

I am sorry to learn about your predicament and I empathize with you.

Well you see it is a common occurrence to see heightened anxiety in the initial days of Prozac use , so yes this is quite normal and also I must mention here that within a week or two these...

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I take prozac 40 mg, skelaxin 2 a day, ultram 2-3 a day, at night ativan 1/2 tab, Nortriptline. I have OCD, depression and back pain.Is there any other anti depressant than Nortriptyline that will not cause weight gain and be better for ocd and anxiety? I CRAVE SWEETS.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hike up Prozac rather than adding a new one.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

You are currently on two antidepressants, Prozac and nortriptyline. Of the two, Prozac does not cause weight gain, may even cause wight loss and is an excellent choice for both OCD and...

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