Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018936/001.

Names and composition

"PROZAC" is the commercial name of a drug composed of FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

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020101/001 PROZAC FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 20MG BASE per 5ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Savanna Banker 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Felisa Carchi 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Jenae Collette 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Georgeanna Walstad 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Williemae Boggi 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Renae Ounsy 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Trenton Knaust 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Nicol Urbain 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Joan Mcgilvery 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Carl Arquelles 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Lindsey Perreira 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Wilber Agler 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Allegra Kaanana 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Andre Essaid 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Yuk Duresky 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Adele Bazzi 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Hector Whitman 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Jene Pelotte 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Jeremiah Camack 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Caridad Kotarski 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Irena Baves 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Margert Asam 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Nanette Kijak 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Lavern Borkin 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Cassaundra Bodell 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Russell Delanuez 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Cherri Mckeand 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Wava Andress 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Dara Monteiro 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Alise Mcgavock 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Emilio Woznicki 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Donald Mohan 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Ashleigh Dupas 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Mack Clardy 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Ellsworth Freil 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Dan Buchser 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Charlene Farless 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Kristel Goettel 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Meghan Watzke 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Ione Woltman 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Lynell Esten 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Son Leonhard 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Ciara Rajewski 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Keiko Sicard 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Viva Morgana 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Barbar Fadel 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Dollie Winton 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Lili Bainbridge 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Tilda Polowy 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Odelia Branseum 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Candice Pratley 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Kathie Mcgurie 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Kacey Rockford 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Lavada Haddenham 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Nieves Mcinnes 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Marinda Whirlow 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Nakesha Huebsch 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Jake Hurm 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Diane Allum 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Fairy Sawinski 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Garrett Sorrentino 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Shera Trudgeon 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Eda Derenberger 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Lula Olinger 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Fabian Hausher 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Venessa Andersson 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Concetta Martischnig 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Bonita Wootten 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Elene Frankiewicz 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Yon Loiseau 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Christa Styer 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Harriette Raker 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Shayne Jardon 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Jermaine Auila 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Leonora Grandon 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Donnette Hark 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Vada Krumins 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Winona Mchone 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Jenna Spueler 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Taunya Soleman 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Chauncey Abrecht 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Daria Lascaro 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Dorthey Dibble 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Meryl Ouderkirk 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Pete Dion 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Ralph Vanluven 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Minda Keasley 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Numbers Jemerson 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Pearly Sturiale 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Yung Sakic 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Beatris Rothgeb 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Jacqui Corio 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Renee Jessen 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Lizzette Brinkmeyer 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Jan Stoute 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Luciano Bieker 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Lucia Dreessen 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Annabelle Kuza 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Jackeline Supnet 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Zofia Dolezal 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Dessie Ablao 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Justine Howk 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Beryl Cupp 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Tommy Salzberg 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Jeffie Cuneo 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Chung Schmahl 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Darell Leonaggeo 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Blake Underdue 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Deann Letrent 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Leanora Staebell 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Wilburn Roddam 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Melvina Dinatale 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Lauren Gauer 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Shelby Dunnagan 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Eldon Pears 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Mckinley Jankauskas 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Terrell Eheler 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Alvera Grossberg 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Marilynn Mauk 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Katharine Saterfield 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Lindsay Rorer 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Allegra Doorn 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Christal Wishman 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Sheridan Sirmon 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Franchesca Boylen 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Yoshiko Ogara 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Jewell Marus 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Refugia Mercadante 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Rudolf Garramone 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Rodger Randa 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Beata Fritzinger 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Camila Wikert 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Hulda Callicott 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Wilfredo Zadina 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Esta Manard 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Freddie Furbeck 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Mozell Roepke 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Florene Lockner 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Emmy Turcios 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Shawnta Griesinger 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Concetta Jasinski 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Eliana Magoon 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Romaine Vierthaler 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Kathern Dolinski 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Maia Raposo 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Angelia Beiler 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Candelaria Rosella 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Ramiro Blaze 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Aisha Heiberg 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Dawne Pickerel 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Myrta Huter 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Marni Smith 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Muoi Labossiere 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Fausto Sayavong 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Tien Hoesing 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Shaquita Kamerad 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Ava Marovic 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Ariel Gionta 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Lillian Gose 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Francisco Kellem 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Audra Louie 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Tina Rocks 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Merle Dorvil 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Meridith Rupinski 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Tory Perrien 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Tiffany Loeschner 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Wayne Milham 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Renetta Oskins 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Alphonse Shatto 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Valeria Tattershall 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Jolene Weatherill 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Hugh Szumiesz 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Alaina Deerman 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Carlotta Taffer 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Cristine Weiker 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Frederica Reels 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Barbie Popovic 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Huong Kurgan 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Alysa Cid 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Alene Broadstreet 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Shan Matheis 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Thora Vanaprasert 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Eugene Wilhelmy 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Sigrid Boulay 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Cynthia Busto 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Davina Kiener 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Rachell Loughman 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Mariam Ahrens 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Oralee Weigleb 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Rod Wisniewski 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Ora Shanklin 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Gus Guilbe 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Jaleesa Galjour 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Irwin Cornet 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Eduardo Hassler 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Valentine Megia 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Mariam Meininger 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Kasey Fare 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Brady Almaraz 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Stan Sensor 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Racheal Lyngholm 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Debrah Corporal 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Kelley Ellerbusch 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Alexander Zeiger 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Rutha Orines 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Britta Defranceschi 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Cleo Mayard 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Rene Belkin 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Everette Ciresi 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Romelia Bakeley 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Dusty Sekuterski 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Lanie Argote 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Daina Capas 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Cyndy Paugsch 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Carson Luecht 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Carey Cromwell 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Verline Batalla 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Rachael Linker 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Trudie Jochim 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Rudolf Devaughn 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Robert Fregia 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Dion Wykle 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Iliana Rasmussen 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Aleta Vandersteen 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Ellamae Bellman 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Maura Elsey 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Sigrid Depetro 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Evangeline Gorri 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Aurora Uselton 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Marnie Regis 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Shan Lipson 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Sherise Nurthen 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Sherry Balthrop 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Parthenia Bellefleur 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Keitha Padfield 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Jae Abendroth 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Maryanna Studler 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Val Brocato 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Raisa Covello 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Ali Skora 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Lisette Kaitz 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Elliot Lippeatt 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Doretha Hendren 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Vaughn Calzadilla 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Manie Drewniak 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Elane Stavnes 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Deidra Lautieri 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Ilse Keney 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Laurine Dersch 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Freeman Bitterman 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Jenelle Reyolds 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Rebbecca Aran 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Rachel Farag 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Ronald Dille 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Tama Serpe 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Becky Pih 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Rea Freistuhler 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Angelic Strobridge 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Kelly Drye 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Bret Stripling 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Latia Freed 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Marlena Bilden 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Elicia Sopczak 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Erasmo Nettle 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Jimmie Longs 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Shavonne Rinnert 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Mickie Steeby 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Elda Kloke 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Rana Gruda 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Geraldo Parkinson 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Shaunte Kohr 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Bronwyn Bewig 2 years ago.

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pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Margo Pagdanganan 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Wilda Meinert 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Wilfredo Mellen 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Kenny Fannon 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Brant Macnamee 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Jamal Hilts 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Bula Richmann 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Ramona Kinahan 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Blythe Politano 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Erinn Kolacki 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Cherri Breedan 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Tera Susa 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Olinda Stallings 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Samuel Guetierrez 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Berneice Leyh 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Clora Swadling 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Gearldine Zalazar 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Clementina Wickman 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Karma Bendzans 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Silas Haakenstad 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Clara Roesch 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Wilda Jaquins 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Deb Cittadini 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Ardith Yoney 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Cristina Seidner 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Selina Velastegui 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Synthia Falge 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Monet Kehres 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Betty Verso 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Irma Caviness 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Raquel Thane 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Jody Strumpf 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Adrianne Boehmke 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Jaimee Casiano 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Clelia Garceau 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Loralee Reeds 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Kayleen Bahrs 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Danica Douga 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Marissa Sinquefield 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Quincy Antinarelli 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Dominga Schmandt 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Dong Dubin 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Miguelina Dykas 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Elizbeth Osten 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Shon Sonnenburg 2 years ago.


Side affects of Prozac? ?
I just wanted to know because when I take it it makes me SUPER tired and I don't know if that's normal? I'm going 2 call my physiatrist on Monday 2 see If it is but if it isn't please tell me Asked by Alona Wiatr 2 years ago.

Prozac Side Effects: Insomnia, weakness, and loss of appetite are among the most common side effects reported with Prozac. Some of the side effects that are rare include canker sores, high cholesterol, and acne. In most cases, side effects of Prozac are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, if you develop any serious problems, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or panic attacks, notify your healthcare provider immediately. Common Side Effects of Prozac: Prozac has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects seen with a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. In clinical studies, the most common side effects of Prozac included: Insomnia -- in up to 33 of people Nausea -- up to 29 percent Weakness -- up to 21 percent Headache -- up to 21 percent Diarrhea -- up to 18 percent Loss of appetite -- up to 17 percent Drowsiness -- up to 17 percent Anxiety -- up to 15 percent Nervousness -- up to 14 percent Shakiness (tremor) -- up to 13 percent Dry mouth -- up to 12 percent Decreased sex drive -- up to 11 percent Yawning -- up to 11 percent Indigestion -- up to 10 percent Dizziness -- up to 9 percent Sweating -- up to 8 percent Impotence -- up to 7 percent Ejaculation problems -- up to 7 percent. Other common Prozac side effects include: Flushing Abnormal dreams Constipation Gas Vomiting Fever or chills Weight loss Vision changes Chest pain High blood pressure Increased appetite and weight gain. Taste changes. Answered by Kaleigh Reifman 2 years ago.

When you first start taking prozac, it could make you tired. One reason is that prozac is a mind altering drug and two the medicine is causing chemical changes in your head. Hope it gets better. Answered by Alma Gentille 2 years ago.


Personal experience with prozac?
pros and cons of taking prozac for depression Asked by Cindy Barlowe 2 years ago.

prozac, when it first came out over 20 years ago was considered to be a 'miracle drug', because it greatly helped with depression and has much fewer side effects than the other categories of antidepressants (MAO Inhibitors and Tricyclics). It is a serotonin sparing medication--many people with chemical depression (or "Major depression" as it is called), do not have enough serotonin in their system and prozac works great. There are other medications that work like prozac does (they are called "SSRI" antidepressants and some are Paxil, Zoloft, and a few others). I have worked in psych for 25 yrs, and the most common complaint about SSRI meds (such as prozac) is a decreased libido (interest in sex). Now this is a 'possible' side effect and may not happen to everyone or possibly at all. Some have side effects, but they subside in 2-3 weeks, at MOST. Many have nausea, or insomnia, while others get tired! Everyone is different. You may know this, but antidepressants have to build up to a therapeutic level in your body--and this can take 4-8 weeks. It is not a magic pill that you take and feel better in a half hour. Answered by Virgina Rannels 2 years ago.

I have been on it for two months and a few days changed to Cymbalta. Prozac made me loopy and allways tired of and not motivated, I still had anxiety and borderline depression. Changed my thinking, where I was obsessed with death and the bible and where we are from and so forth I would be on you tube watching docs on that stuff for hours. I am glad I am off that mess. I also seem to feel better since I am not on it no more, not sure if it is the cumbalta yet, its only been 4 days. But I feel less obsessed with this thinking about life and death and dying mess. Answered by Nathalie Winterroth 2 years ago.

Some people do really well on it, and it makes things worse for some people. Bipolar people have to be careful when taking it. It can make you suicidal. I developed obsessive thoughts about suicide when I took it, but I had a high dose and some other issues. Make sure to tell someone if that happens. Answered by Genna Destephen 2 years ago.

Ask lestermount Answered by Sharleen Torma 2 years ago.

pros it really does work if you have a problem with weight it helps gives you energy makes you more outgoing cons takes a long time to take affect must eat with food must take continuous other then that been on it for about 3 years worked wonders for me Answered by Jenice Coutts 2 years ago.


What is prozac?
i know its a drug but what does it do? i hear emo's take it Asked by Drema Kinker 2 years ago.

What is Prozac? Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Important information about Prozac Do not take Prozac together with pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Prozac is the only antidepressant that is FDA-approved for use in children with depression. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. SSRI antidepressants may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Prozac, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. Answered by Debera Easker 2 years ago.

(Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of clinical depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[1] Other indications include hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, it remains extremely popular. Over 23.1 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States in 2006, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant.[2] Answered by Janean Rauh 2 years ago.

i used to be on it, but instead of getting better i got a lot worse, i`m not saying it doesn`t work but it didn`t for me, and i`m not an emo Answered by Matilda Rosato 2 years ago.

this is an anti-depressant it is taken for people who are depressed.. Answered by Margene Schader 2 years ago.

anti-depressant Answered by Jeffie Rockmore 2 years ago.


Doctor prescribed me prozac?
Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm... Asked by Misti Mailman 2 years ago.

Went to him cause I twisted my neck a couple months ago and it still hurts. Told him i've also been anxious, trouble sleeping and sometimes get panic attacks. So he prescribed me prozac! What the hell... i think i'm anxious but i don't think i'm depressed!! I don't want to take it, i'm scared of the side affects. Would it even help with anxiety? If I did take it what should I expect. I asked him and he said it would take three weeks to start working and it would help with the anxiety. I don't even care about the anxiety, i just want my neck to stop hurting but he blew that off like It was nothing. Man... Answered by Sonja Seidita 2 years ago.

Prozac is classified as an "antidepressant" but it is approved for use in all types of anxiety disorders, it has excellent science showing its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, even eating disorders. So he did not prescribe a wrong medication for an anxiety problem. SSRI class antidepressants like Prozac and/or benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium are first line treatments for anxiety world wide and the most effective treatments. Doctors are not drug pushers. Not to mention that Prozac is not worth money, it is a very dirt cheap generic drug that is often under $10 USD. So there are no kick backs or anything like that. And the fact he did not give you an over priced new drug like Cymbalta is good. And laws about what drug companies can give to doctors has been really tightened in The US. Basically a drug rep can being a doctor lunch, no joke that is about the limit. No cheques for every prescription of whatever drug or anything like that. Prozac is not, has not, and will not be addictive. Long term use can cause some level of psychical dependency (which can occur in addiction, but it is NOT addiction) and that means the drug has to be stopped over a few days or weeks. Nothing more. Over the counter nasal sprays and laxatives cause physical dependency do you hear of people who need their fix of a nasal spray? No. It can take 3-6 weeks to work. Why did he give it to you? I can't say for sure, he might have felt your anxiety (based upon your description and physical state) is a problem. Sometimes people can't really see how bad their anxiety is and insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks that have been occurring at a severe level could legitimately require medication, even short term- most people take antidepressant for 6-12 months. And treating anxiety almost always help insomnia. Prozac can, depending on exactly what your pain is like, actually help pain. Also insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks exasperate pain significantly. People with pain, chronic and acute, will normally get worse if they have problems with sleep or anxiety. Again, I don't know exactly what your doctor was thinking and I don't know why he did not do much to help with your neck. Are you taking any medications for pain? Also when you see a doctor and they are ignoring the pain or prescribing drugs that you don't think you need ask and talk about. It is OK to force the issue and make him explain what he is doing and what he thinks is going on. I can think of about five reason off the top of my head the doctor did not do anything for pain yet wrote for Prozac although I would think he would have explained better. One problem doctors often have is that they don't tell the patient everything and the patient walks away confused and often angry. So I would recommend you write down any questions or comments about your medical issues and call the doctor. That way you won't forget to say something. I am not saying that Prozac is a cure for you (although some people are biologically anxious and therapy has limits in a situation like that). But if the problem is significant there is nothing wrong with taking Prozac. For example is natural to be depressed or anxious after a death of a friend or family member but some people have such a hard time they need help and take something like Prozac for 8 months. So no matter the cause of your anxiety if it is bad there is no reason you should not be treated. If you decide to take Prozac it will take some time to work and some people experience some nausea, and possibly there could be a temporary worsening of your anxiety and/or insomnia (statistically you won't have any problems). Aside from that most other side effects are extremely rare. Not to mention that you can take it for five days and if you have bad side effects you can stop. Its all up to you. I'm not a doctor quite yet but I would have done something different than your doctor did, but I assume he is not a psychiatrist. But a muscle relaxant might have been good. Even a week of Valium (diazepam), an anti-anxiety drug, a hypnotic, and probably the best muscle relaxant could have been good because it rapidly helps all three problems. So just call him and try to have some faith that he does know what he is doing- I really do understand that can be hard to do. Yes doctors do screw up and we hear about it all of the time but they get it right far more often. And I have taken Prozac, I was one of the people who had a life threatening side effect (plus a lot of little side effects). Yet I still think it is a very good drug, not for me or for some others but for most people it is fine. I don't think you can get much more objective than that. Answered by Ollie Nunoz 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a first-line therapy for anxiety. It's frequently prescribed for depression, but it is also very helpful for chronic anxiety and panic attacks. It's not addictive like Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam) are. Only problem is, you have to take it every day for a few weeks before it will start working -- just like your doctor said. Major side effects include drowsiness (which sounds like it might be a plus, given your trouble sleeping) and sexual dysfunction, including delayed orgasm. Some patients take Prozac to treat premature ejaculation because of this side effect. Generally speaking, it's very safe. LOTS of people take Prozac for one reason or another, and relatively few have serious side effects. The bigger problem you have here is that you perceive your doctor as blowing off your chief complaint, neck pain. Are they clear that that's what you're there to see him for? During your history and exam, you may have talked more about your anxiety and panic attacks than your neck pain. Go back to see him, and don't even talk about anxiety -- focus in on your neck. If that doesn't work, find yourself another doctor. BTW, if you get generic fluoxetine, it's very cheap. Most pharmacies have it on their $4/month formulary. Answered by Sharron Bockoven 2 years ago.

It's NOT a "cure", it's a treatment, big difference. It works for anxiety and panic disorder, but it will do nothing for your neck pain. It seems rather stupid to treat your symptoms, rather than the reason behind them. If I were you, I'd see a different doctor about starting pain killers instead. Not only does Prozac take a relatively long time to work, it comes with annoying side effects at the start of treatment, such as worsening the anxiety, then the long term side effects are usually just sexual impairments. Answered by Many Egans 2 years ago.

yeah, go see another doctor. I mean, the Prozac is available generic now (Fluoxetine HCL), and it WILL assist with the anxiety & panic attacks greatly, but if you're not worried about being worried, haha, then seek out a clinic that has X-Rays or get an MRI if you think it's that bad. Or, go to a pain management specialist, ask questions, but beware that many drugs prescribed are also highly addictive, plus costly if not generic. And you don't want to go into a pain mgmt clinic and ASK for meds- they'll automaticlaly think you're a "drug-seeker" and deny you (thanks to ALL of the dumbabsents that ask on here "oh, what'll happen if I take 15 oxycontins, but I know what I'm doing, [riiiiiiiiiiight] so don't tell me not to do it because I like the high"-- it's thanks to these types of people/kids/drug-seekers who become heroin addicts later on, that pain management is SO difficult for the ones who NEED it to get it). If you can get something mild yet worthwhile for the pain, then it'll probably be safe, inexpensive, and it'll most likely be something non-narcotic, like ultam (tramadol, generic). That's indicated for mild to medium pain. and it's possible that you'd "need" (most drugs aren't "needed") a muscle relaxer but again, you can easily walk into a Walgreen's or similar and get some MSM plus condroitin and glucosomine, and that'll get the kink or whatever out of your neck- that, too, will take tme, but so will muscle relaxers except that those are terrible on the liver and endocrine system. also can be addictive. also make you crap pink. and may make you have purple abrasionas and lesions on your nose, forehead and mouth. (naw, I made that up). Or you'll just need to put some heat on your neck, and GENTLY massage it for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Answered by Dierdre Korinek 2 years ago.

you gotta understand...DOCTORS are L E G A L drug pushers. They will prescibe the costliest presciptions to their patients. Why? Each time they write out a script, they get kickbacks from the drug companies that make the drug. I found out long time ago that the doctors are not looking out for your interest, but only their own. See, you say you are scared....does doc give a ****? No , he don't. They push thiese crap drugs on people that don't even need them, they use us like we are lab rats. Case and point. I went to doctor, checked my blood sugar. It was over 300. This was high, and he said quote "you have full blown diabetics". He then prescribed me $150 puny bottle of insulin 2X monthly. I started to exercise and diet, I DONT NEED INSULIN ANYMORE Answered by Blossom Thorsness 2 years ago.


What do you think of prozac?
i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep.i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making... Asked by Darren Gigger 2 years ago.

i have been taking it for 4 days and so far i have trouble sleeping i had 5 hours of sleep last night when i usually get about 9. I also feel hot like im having a fever and this does not help when im trying to get to sleep. i have no appetite either and i keep having a hot sensation in my stomach which is making me want to throw up. any help/suggestions??? Answered by Lynn Courtwright 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) along with all antidepressants often cause side effects that typically dissipate over 2-4 weeks. 15-20% of people taking Prozac report insomnia, 20-25% report nausea, 10-15% report anorexia (a loss of appetite and inability to eat), and 5-10% report sweating. All of these side effects are common. A number of types of GI/stomach discomfort can also occur and are common. If the side effects are really bothering you talk to your doctor. Most likely the side effects will dissipate and will not be a bother to you. Rarely some people do continue to experience persistent side effects. If the side effects are significant your doctor may add some medication for a few weeks to help control the side effects. Often a benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin/Rivotril (clonazepam), Restoril (temazepam), or another type of medication like Ambien (zolpidem), Phenergan (promethazine), or Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) is added to the antidepressant. Phenergan and hydroxyzine can help with nausea, hydroxyzine can help with anxiety and (for some people) sleep. Ambien and Restoril are hypnotics to help you sleep, and Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin can help with your sleep (although they are not technically hypnotics) and they can reduce the overall side effects including reducing stomach discomfort, anxiety, and nausea. If you are taking the Prozac for anxiety then benzodiazepines and to some extent hydroxyzine can provide rapid relief of anxiety which can be nice until the Prozac starts to work at which time the other medication can be discontinued. Normally Prozac takes 4-6 weeks for full effect although some people report some benefit at around week 2. If you feel you can tolerate the side effects then just give the medication some time and keep in mind that they should go away. Lastly Prozac is a generally well tolerated and effective medication and it will probably help you once it has been a sufficient time for it to start to work. But everyone responds differently to medication and if Prozac does not help you (or if the side effects are intolerable and don't go away) there are many other treatments. Good luck Answered by Kathey Montelle 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it was once nice, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything not up to natural hell! I might now not advocate Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this elegance (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this along with your health care provider and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the way in which of withdrawal, however your health care provider might nonetheless desire you to taper. Answered by Brendon Susana 2 years ago.

I too turned into a zombie, I was taking it for 3 days. It was not for me at all. Feel like I had a lobotomy. Answered by Mitchel Riles 2 years ago.

It works on people differently. I stopped taking it because it turned me into a zombie. Answered by Keitha Kretchmar 2 years ago.


What are the use of prozac.?
Asked by Colette Wygand 2 years ago.

Generic Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder, panic disorder, bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder. Common use Prozac (Fluoxetine) belongs to a class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat major depression associated with mood disorders. It is also applied in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety. Dosage and direction Take Prozac by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Do not take the medicine more often than it is prescribed. Do not give up taking it except on the advice of your doctor. It may need time for the medicine to help. Consult your doctor concerning proper dose for you. Precautions Before taking Prozac tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to it; or if you have other allergies. Inform your doctor or chemist if you have bipolar confusion, eye, liver or kidney problems. Aged people can be more sensitive to side effects of the medicine. During the pregnancy this treatment should be used only when strongly necessary. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine. Contraindications Prozac should not be used by pregnant/nursing women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Fluoxetine. Possible side effect The most common side effects are quick and irregular pulse, tremor, anxiety, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, diarrhoeia, etc. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. Many people using this medicine do not have serious side effects. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Drug interaction Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication. Fluoxetine can interact with: * MAO inhibitors: Furazolidone, Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Moclobemide Tranylcypromine, etc. * Antiarrhythmic drugs: Propafenone, Quinidine, etc * Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs): Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Milnacipram, Venlafaxine. * Antipsychotics (also called neuroleptics): Fluphenazine, etc. * H2-receptor antagonists: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, etc. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Missed dose If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice. Overdose If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting. Storage Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets. Answered by Britta Waroway 2 years ago.

I took Prozac for years. At first it used to be pleasant, then after time, it petered out. I simply stopped taking it 3 months in the past, and the withdrawal has been not anything lower than natural hell! I might no longer advise Prozac, nor every other antidepressant on this magnificence (SSRI's). My recommendation to you might be to talk about this together with your healthcare professional and ask approximately taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At 3 weeks, you should not enjoy an excessive amount of in the best way of withdrawal, however your healthcare professional might nonetheless wish you to taper. Answered by Araceli Cunninghan 2 years ago.

used to treat symptoms of clinical depression Answered by Dorie Flamand 2 years ago.


Can Prozac be addictive?
I've found that without my Prozac I feel really bad but when I take it its like it opens my eyes up to happiness. It helps me deal with my somewhat harsh reality. So I guess I also have to ask, will I be on it forever? Not that it would bother me, I love it! :D Asked by Pilar Heald 2 years ago.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is not addictive- its just a fact. And not all drugs "can be addictive." A diabetic relies on insulin to live yet they are not addicted. Addiction refers to a unhealthy, compulsive use of a drug despite harm associated with continued use. Physical dependence (or lack of) is not addiction and simply relying on its effects has nothing do to with addiction. Also depression/anxiety have nothing to do with controlling your own emotions with your rationality. Or perhaps I am wrong, next time I see a person in a near catatonic state due to depression I will just say "control your emotions." Prozac is not a controlled substance under US, Canadian, Australian, British, or international law. Prozac and other antidepressants can cause physical dependence. As I said this is NOT addiction it is just the body adapting to having the drug and if it is too quickly discontinued it can cause physical withdrawal. So if you have been taking the Prozac for several months and you stop it for a few days you may go into withdrawal and that can certainly make you feel terrible. But it is common that people with current depression who stop their medication will get worse and feel terrible. The way you describe how you feel when you take it is probably because it greatly relives your suffering and it changes the way you think. When people become depressed it is not just feeling sad it twists how you view yourself and the world. Prozac likely helps you deal with your "somewhat harsh reality" because it improves your mood and depression makes it hard to think, focus, and problem solve and if those are impaired of course you won't be able to deal with things (anything) as well as you would in a non-depressed state. Will you have to take it forever? It is hard to say. Once a person has had three depressive episodes it is recommended that they take medication indefinitely. Some people need to take antidepressants for 8 months, others need 5 years, and some need life. If you do need to take it for years or the rest of your life it is hardly the worst thing in the world. Bottom line- if you need it take it. Answered by Skye Mearns 2 years ago.

The DSM IV criterion for "drug addiction" are as follows: SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE (ADDICTION/ALCOHOLISM) Three or more of the following: - Tolerance - Wthdrawal - Large amounts over a long period - Unsuccessful efforts to cut back - Time spent obtaining the substance replaces social, occupational, or recreational activities - Continued use despite adverse consequences You have to fulfill three of the above criteria to be considered addicted. Prozac only fulfills two of those criteria, that there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with the drug, and that taking the drug again will alleviate the syndrome, and that there can be tolerance associated with longterm Prozac use. However, could we say that Prozac has some addictive properties to it? Absolutely. SSRIs change your brain chemistry drastically. SSRI stands for "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor", They block the recycling of serotonin back into the neurons that released it, increasing the levels of serotonin in the extracellular spaces in your brain. Over time, these increases in extracellular serotonin levels appear to help the symptoms of depression in many people. It depends on yourself to be or not to be on it forever Answered by Georgiana Blinka 2 years ago.

Any drug can be addictive if you overly rely on its effects, my dear. If you learn how to control your own emotions with your rationality, you can get off them any time. Answered by Liliana Critchfield 2 years ago.

yes it can be addictive Answered by Echo Tacconi 2 years ago.


First dose of Prozac 10mg?
Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in... Asked by Shemeka Benion 2 years ago.

Hi i was prescribed Prozac yesterday and i have to take one pill for 7 days then after that 2 pills for the rest of the time I am on it I was wondering when I will experience the side effects I was told blurred vision dry mouth upset stomach? I m going to be with a friend today and dont want to be acting weird in front of him he dose not know I am on the meds yet Answered by Tashina Melendrez 2 years ago.

Can Prozac cure high anxiety? NO! Prozac can not erase the subconscious anxious behaviors which cause high anxiety – it was not developed for that purpose. Read on and we will show you that medication is not the solution... but we will show you what is! Identifying Prozac side effects In the last several years, Prozac (Fluoxetine) has become the most widely prescribed anti-depressant in the western world. Besides treating depression, Prozac is used to treat obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. It is the oldest SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, meaning it works by altering the action of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain), with twenty years of research behind it showing now known long-term side effects. Prozac has few side effects when compared to other anti-depressant drugs, but common side effects may include dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation, and weight gain. Prozac is associated with insomnia, restlessness, nausea, and tension headaches, which normally go away within one to two weeks from the time it was first taken. One possible Prozac side effect, which remains for the time it is taken, is its effect on your sex life. It often reduces desire and can delay or interfere with orgasm, in both women and men. Fatigue and memory loss are other possible problems. These side effects subside when you stop taking the drug. In some people, the effectiveness of Prozac seems to diminish with time. So, if you are experiencing a new symptom that you did not have before starting your course of Prozac, it is probably a Prozac side effect. So how do you know that what you are experiencing is in fact a Prozac side effect? Well, if you are experiencing a symptom that wasn't there previously, it's most probably a Prozac side effect but, through our research at The Linden Centers, having helped so many people who have taken or are taking prozac, we can say with certainty that the majority of Prozac side effects complained of by clients are, in fact, anxiety symptoms. What do I do if I feel that I am suffering from a Prozac side effect? Don't worry! The symptom that you are experiencing is probably what is called a transient Prozac side effect; this means that the side effect is not permanent and could disappear as your body adjusts to taking the drug. BUT, most of what you experience is due to the reaction Prozac is having on your anxiety levels. Some symptoms feel harmful, but are not and but just by understanding what these are is enough to reassure the sufferer. Answered by Carrie Poire 2 years ago.

10mg Prozac Side Effects Answered by Man Rosenblatt 2 years ago.

Prozac 10mg Side Effects Answered by Lonnie Allegre 2 years ago.

Didn't help me with anxiety at all. Made me more obsessed than before Answered by Jessie Curson 2 years ago.


Information on Prozac?
Got a prescription to Prozac for depression. Can anybody tell me what to expect? Does it work? Will it have shitty side effects? Asked by Maxima Yarbough 2 years ago.

Side effects are different for anyone. Why didn't you ask your doctor about side effects or what to expect? That's what the doctor is there for. Otherwise, talk to a pharmacist. BUT...always talk to your doctor. Call them now and ask them about the drug. Anything we say will not be relevant to your case. We are not medically trained and neither is the internet. Answered by Joanie Hotaling 2 years ago.


Has anyone experienced Blackouts while using Prozac?
A very good friend on mine is experiencing total black-outs from using 80 mg of Prozac a day. I have advised them to stop taking it and contact their physician. Anyone else seeing this with this medication??? Asked by Augustine Magraw 2 years ago.

Prozac 10 mg-green, elliptical, scored tablets Prozac 10 mg-green capsules Prozac 20 mg-green and white capsules Prozac 40 mg-green and orange capsules Prozac 20 mg/5 mL oral solution-mint flavored solution Prozac Weekly 90 mg-green and clear capsules What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. (back to top) What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine? Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. (back to top) What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); chills or fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; a rash or hives. If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking fluoxetine and talk to your doctor: headache, tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; difficulty concentrating; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; weakness; increased sweating; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. (back to top) What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Do not take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, do not take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; St. John's wort; a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and others; lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others) or haloperidol (Haldol); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); warfarin (Coumadin); or digoxin (Lanoxin). You may not be able to take fluoxetine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. (back to top) Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about fluoxetine written for health professionals that you may read. Answered by Pasty Dunnahoo 2 years ago.

Prozac can cause "light headedness" which usually happens if you stand up quickly. Your friend's symptoms sound more pronounced. I recommend that he call his psychiatrist immediately and be evaluated. There are many other equally effective medications that he could use. It is important that he does not quit taking the medication without talking with his doctor. Answered by Linnea Agreda 2 years ago.

i take 40 mg of Prozac everyday and have never experienced any blackouts,your friend needs to talk to his doctor they may have to change their dosage or change to a different kind of medicine Answered by Taina Tress 2 years ago.

Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Larry Ballin 2 years ago.

No I haven't Answered by Carrol Otex 2 years ago.

Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Tobi Dwan 2 years ago.

Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Adrianne Piedmont 2 years ago.


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