Another question on fluoxetine.?
My girl just told me she has been on fluoxetine for over a week now, but am worried about her behaviour lately. Does that drug make a person sleep more? She said she feels tired a lot more these days. Ok her diet symptoms I can understand, but her tiredness?? I thought it was supposed to make her feel more active,...
Asked by Micha Dobosh 6 months ago.
My girl just told me she has been on fluoxetine for over a week now, but am worried about her behaviour lately. Does that drug make a person sleep more? She said she feels tired a lot more these days. Ok her diet symptoms I can understand, but her tiredness?? I thought it was supposed to make her feel more active, upbeat and better mood..... Answered by Sherie Bugler 6 months ago.
Prozac (fluoxetine) has different side effects for different people. Safety Information Important Information about PROZAC (fluoxetine hydrochloride) What is PROZAC? * PROZAC is a medicine approved by the FDA for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa and Panic Disorder in adults. * PROZAC is also approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in pediatric patients (children and adolescents). * PROZAC is available by prescription only. What is the active ingredient in PROZAC? * PROZAC contains fluoxetine hydrochloride, the same ingredient as found in Prozac® Weekly™, Sarafem®, and generic versions of PROZAC. Who should not take PROZAC? You should not take PROZAC if you: * are allergic to PROZAC, or any of its components, or have had a bad reaction to PROZAC or generic fluoxetine previously. * are taking a type of antidepressant medicine known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), such as Nardil® (phenelzine sulfate) or Parnate® (tranylcypromine sulfate). Using an MAOI together with many prescription medicines, including PROZAC, can cause serious or even life-threatening reactions. You must wait at least 14 days after you have stopped taking an MAOI before you can take PROZAC. Also, you need to wait at least 5 weeks after you stop taking PROZAC before you take an MAOI. * are taking a type of antipsychotic medicine known as Mellaril® (thioridazine). Also, you need to wait at least 5 weeks after you stop taking PROZAC before you take Mellaril. * are taking a type of antipsychotic medicine known as Orap® (pimozide). In clinical studies, antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of PROZAC or any other antidepressant in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Patients who are starting therapy should be observed closely. Families and caregivers should discuss with the doctor any observations of worsening depression symptoms, suicidal thinking and behavior, or unusal changes in behavior. PROZAC is approved for use in pediatric patients (children and adolescents) with MDD or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). What should I talk to my doctor or pharmacist about? * Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior and thoughts of suicide, as well as for anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, restlessness, or extreme hyperactivity. Call the doctor if you have thoughts of suicide or if any of these symptoms are severe or occur suddenly. Be especially observant at the beginning of treatment or whenever there is a change in dose. You should not stop taking PROZAC abruptly. Talk to your doctor before you stop taking PROZAC. * If you get a rash or hives while taking PROZAC, call your doctor right away because this can be a sign of a serious medical condition. * Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking SARAFEM, PROZAC Weekly, or generic versions of PROZAC since these contain fluoxetine hydrochloride, the same active ingredient found in PROZAC. * Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking or plan to take any prescription or non-prescription medicines, vitamins, natural supplements, herbal remedies, or alcohol. As with most prescription medicines, PROZAC may interact with some of these products. * Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking PROZAC and are taking or plan to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin since combined use of these drug products have been associated with an increased risk of bleeding. * You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding while you are taking PROZAC. * Tell your doctor if you have diabetes. The dose of diabetes medicine may change when you start or stop taking PROZAC. * Tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you may have especially liver disease or seizures. * Tell your doctor if you have ever been told you had Bipolar Disorder ("Manic Depression") or have had a "manic" or "psychotic" episode. What are possible side effects of PROZAC? * Some people experience side effects like nausea, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, anxiety, nervousness, weakness, loss of appetite, tremors, dry mouth, sweating, decreased sex drive, impotence, or yawning. Most of these tend to go away within a few weeks of starting treatment and, in most cases, aren't serious enough to cause people to stop taking PROZAC. * PROZAC can cause changes in sexual desire or satisfaction. * Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know what effects PROZAC may have on you. * Contact your doctor or healthcare professional if you get a rash or hives, or other side effects that concern you while taking PROZAC. Prozac® is a registered trademark, and Prozac® Weekly™ is a trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Sarafem® is a registered trademark of Warner Chilcott, Inc. Answered by Latesha Versace 6 months ago.
It is an upper for the majority of people according to my Dr. Answered by Lexie Reistetter 6 months ago.
different people have different reactions-she should tell her MD Some can't tolerate antidepressants (like me) Answered by Chloe Fickert 6 months ago.
Does Fluoxetine cause weight gain?
another word for this is prozac
Asked by Aja Brakebill 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine has been associated with weight loss during acute treatment, but no controlled studies of weight change during long-term treatment with fluoxetine or other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been reported. Weights were assessed for patients whose depressive symptoms had disappeared with acute fluoxetine treatment. Patients were then randomly assigned to continuation treatment with fluoxetine or placebo. METHOD: Patients whose illness had remitted after 12 weeks of treatment with fluoxetine, 20 mg/day, were randomly assigned to receive up to 38 weeks of treatment with fluoxetine or placebo. Weight was assessed at each visit. Change in weight was analyzed during the initial 12 weeks of acute treatment and after 14, 26, and 38 weeks. Relationships between weight change and body mass index and between weight change and appetite change were assessed. RESULTS: During the initial 4 weeks of therapy, a mean absolute weight decrease of 0.4 kg was observed for all patients. Among patients who completed 50 weeks of therapy, the mean absolute weight increase during continuation treatment was similar for both the placebo- and fluoxetine-treated groups. Weight increase was not related to initial body mass index but was related to both poor appetite at study entry and to improvement in appetite after recovery. No patients discontinued therapy because of weight gain. CONCLUSIONS: Acute therapy with fluoxetine is associated with modest weight loss. After remission of depressive symptoms, weight gain for patients taking fluoxetine for longer periods is not different from that for patients taking placebo and is most likely related to recovery from depression. Answered by Dee Capers 6 months ago.
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Monitor your progress by noting your clothes fit looking in the mirror and taking photos Answered by Elizabet Beemer 6 months ago.
walk with hiking poles for 22 minutes youll burn 20 percent more calories Answered by Bob Pahk 6 months ago.
for a thicker creamier texture choose low fat unsweetened greek yogurt loaded with protein calcium and natural probiotics it makes for a tasty snack any time Answered by Mariana Bettcher 6 months ago.
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Why is fluoxetine popular as an antidepressant?
Asked by Fiona Sweets 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is a selective serotinin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This just means that it prolongs the time serotonin stays in the space between cells, adjusting any hormone "imbalance". SSRIs have been shown to improve depressive episodes and are relativley safe compared to older drugs. So to answer your question you need to know a little bit about drugs and the human body. Once a drug has been absorbed into the body it either gets metabolised (mainly in the liver) or excreted (mainly into the urine and faeces). Fluoxetine is a longer acting drug compared to the other anti-depressants available. When people take short acting antidepressants they often feel withdrawal symptoms (nervousness, shaking, anxiety) if they miss a dose, because the drug leaves their bodies relativley quickly. Fluoxetine stays in the body longer which means if you miss a dose or two there is still enough drug left in the body to prevent getting withdrawal symptoms. This is a major benefit to using fluoxetine since many people have difficulties taking there medications. In addition to this if a person is to stop using fluoxetine they usually do not need to step down before ceasing the medication, unlike most shorter acting agents in this drug class. Answered by Lucina Ditzel 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is known by the brand name Prozac. Prozac is an anti-deppressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. SSRIs are the newest, and arguably most effective form of antidepressants. Praozac is the 3rd most popular antideppressant, with over 22.2 million prescribers, because it works for so many people. It's as simple as that. Note, that the FDA warns that the use of Prozac, and other antideppresants carry the risk of increased suicidal tendencies in those under the age of 25. Answered by Raleigh Ledezma 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is the wide-unfold call for Prozac. It enables with melancholy, obsessive compulsive disease, bulimia, and a few different issues. this is a pill to be taken daily, and that i've got witnessed it extremely is outcomes on a number of my acquaintances. It made a number of them very irritable and cranky. Others, it made them slightly greater chipper and social. in case you have melancholy, i've got heard Prozac (Fluoxetine) is the suited medicine for it. That or Zoloft. Answered by Saundra Misik 6 months ago.
It takes a week-10 days to begin to work, then it starts stimulating the serotonin by preventing it be re-absorbed. There are many drugs in this category, it's just a matter finding the one that suits a particular need Answered by Moises Dudding 6 months ago.
Why is it popular? Advertising. And it works. Answered by Jimmy Nanthanong 6 months ago.
Can Fluoxetine be used to treat menopause?
How is the antidepressant Fluoxetine used in the treatment of menopause?
Asked by Rima Beckstead 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine: Therapeutic Category: Antidepressant, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. Use: Treatment of major depression; treatment of binge-eating and vomiting in patients with moderate-to-severe bulimia nervosa; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). No relationship between menopause and fluoxetine. If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents after effects of "Menopause" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store. Try the Natural Cures for Menopause. Treatment: Although menopause cannot be avoided, it can be postponed for as long as 10 to 15 years and it can be made a smooth affair when it comes, with a proper nutritional programme, special supplements and the right mental attitude. When a woman is affected by the menopausal change to any marked extent, it is a sure sign that her body is in a toxic condition and in need of a thorough cleansing. For this purpose, she should undergo a course of natural health building treatment. Diet is of utmost importance in such a scheme of treatment. In fact the problems at menopause are often much more severe than that at puberty largely because the diet has been deficient for many years prior to its onset, in many nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins D, E, and pantothenic acid. The diet should be made up from three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts, and grains (ii) vegetables and (iii) fruits. The emphasis should be on vitamin E-rich raw and sprouted seeds and nuts, unpasteurised high quality milk and homemade cottage cheese and an abundance of raw, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Plenty of freshly made juices of fruits and vegetables in season should also be included in this diet. All processed, refined and denatured foods, such as white sugar, white flour and all articles made with them, should be completely eliminated. Take special supplements such as vitamins C, B6 and pantothenic acid, which have a specific property of stimulating the body’s own production of estrogen or enhancing the effect of the existing estrogen. During menopause, the lack of ovarian hormones can result in a severe calcium deficiency. For this reason, a larger than usual intake of calcium may help greatly. Vitamins D and F are also essential for assimilation of calcium. Any woman having difficulty at this time should supplement her daily diet with 1,000 units of natural vitamin D, 5000 milligrams of magnesium and two grams of calcium daily, which can be supplied by one quart of milk. During the menopause, the need for vitamin E soars 10 to 50 times over that previously required. Hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause often disappear when 50 to 100 units of vitamin E are taken daily. The symptoms recur quickly if the vitamin is discontinued. Of late, it has become popular to take estrogen to prevent or postpone menopausal symptoms. Although hormone therapy is apparently successful and will, in many cases, help the patient to feel and act younger, it cannot be recommended in all cases because of its carcinogenic effect. If, however, estrogen therapy is undertaken, it should never be administered at the same time as vitamin E therapy. Ingestion of estrogen and vitamin E should be separated by several hours. Beet juice has been found very useful in menopausal disorders. It should be taken in small quantities of 60 to 90 ml at a time thrice a day. It has proved much more permanently helpful than the degenerative effects of drugs or synthetic hormones. Carrot seeds have also been found valuable in menopausal tension. A teaspoonful of the seeds should be boiled in a glassful of cow’s milk for about 10 minutes and taken daily as a medicine in this condition. Plenty of outdoor exercise, such as walking, jogging, swimming, horse riding, or cycling, is imperative to postpone menopause. Other helpful measures in this direction are avoiding mental and emotional stress and worries, especially worry about growing old, sufficient sleep, and relaxation and following all general rules of maintaining a high level of health. The healthier a woman is, the fewer menopausal symptoms she will experience. The menopause can be made a pleasant affair by building bodily health and a sane mental outlook. From puberty to menopause, a woman has been somewhat of a slave to her female glands. At specified intervals she was inconvenienced by her menstrual periods. She bore children, enduring the pain and discomfort of pregnancy. Menopause relieves her of this bondage to her femininity. She can now experience some of the happiest days of a woman’s life. A whole new life is given to her, if she is wise enough to prepare for it and accept it as such. Hope this helps, Good Luck. Answered by Carol Hagenbuch 6 months ago.
I would not use this drug, it is very powerful. Menopause is a natural passage for all women. I know I been there and tried to do it naturally. I made many mistakes and suffered because of it. But you can get on a real great regime that is all natural and pleasant. No drugs that can cause more problems. The mood swings and depression can be halted with: Melotonin Kava Kava St Johns Wort Good Vitamin regime lots of Vitamin B's Complex Drink lots of water Eiminate caffiene Low fat diet and less sugar Meditation / yoga / lots of exercise like walking Talk to a Natuopathic Doctor or Herbalist or even someone at your local Health Food Store. Answered by Michiko Woodcox 6 months ago.
Antidepressants are prescribed for menopausal women to numb them so they will stop complaining. Doctors don't know what to do with us! You need to address the underlying issue - hormonal imbalance. Don't put an antidepressant band-aid on it. It will only make things worse in the long run. Answered by Kirby Kartes 6 months ago.
MAny women get very depressed about the fact they are getting older thys Fluoxetine (PROZAC) is prescribed. IT help you keep levels of seratonin really high and you feel good. Answered by Loida Kidwell 6 months ago.
¿Why Fluoxetine works effectively as an antidepresant after 2 weeks of taking it?
Please, I want good explanatios, not just "copy&paste" from some health site. And, there IS a reason, a molecular / cellular that makes fluoxetine works after 2 o more weeks, that's what I'm looking for.
Asked by Andre Duresky 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, certain eating disorders (bulimia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD). This medication works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain, thereby improving mood and feelings of well-being. OTHER USES: This drug is also used to treat certain other eating disorders (anorexia nervosa), obesity, and depression associated with bipolar disorder. How to use Fluoxetine Oral Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using fluoxetine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth usually once a day in the morning, with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. If your doctor tells you to take this medication twice a day, take a dose in the morning and at noon. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Do not take more or less medication than prescribed. The maximum recommended dose for adults treated for obsessive-compulsive disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder is 80 mg per day. The maximum recommended dose for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treated for depression is 20 mg per day. It may take 4 weeks or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. What conditions does Fluoxetine Oral treat? Fluoxetine Oral Side Effects See also the Warning section. Nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, yawning, weakness, or sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: unusual or severe mental/mood changes (e.g., anxiety, mania), weight loss, change in sexual desire and ability, vision changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: uncontrolled movements (tremor), fever/flu-like symptoms. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: unusual muscle stiffness, fast/irregular heartbeats, chest pain, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual bleeding, seizures. For males, in the very unlikely event you have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist Here is a link to webmd.. On that medication.. You will find all the information you seek. Well first of all if you want to do your own research then you should do it yourself not have others do it for you and here i thought i was helping someone who needed help not to look up research for there paper. *sigh* Answered by Lindsey Silton 6 months ago.
It is fairly well established that most antidepressants take about two weeks to start showing and effect. No one can really say that they have a definitive answer to why this happens. But it's been suggested by some evidence that antidepressants cause what is known as a "downregulation of post-synaptic receptors." This is supposed to mean that the number of certain chemical receptors on certain nerve cell (neurons) membranes either become less sensitive to a certain neurotransmitter substance, or that the total number of receptors decreases. Presumably, it takes about two weeks for this change to become significant. Thus, the two-week wait. Answered by Jarod Oelke 6 months ago.
I agree with the others, place your baby in a car seat, bouncy, or even in his swing if it will fit, and take him in the bathroom with you. I would suggest keeping the door cracked a little though, if you take an extremely hot or long shower, all that steam can make it hard for a baby to breathe. You can do this until he gets to the age of climbing out of his bouncy or whatever and you can't keep him contained in one spot anymore. You could also wait until his nap time, which I'm sure is often at this age, and take the baby monitor in the bathroom with you so you can hear if he starts crying. Answered by Twanda Greenly 6 months ago.
While you may not feel the total effects after just 2 weeks, the SSRI (the class of drug fluoxetine is) effects the serotonin levels your brain takes in. It keeps your body from absorbing excess serotonin. SSRI stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Answered by Lakita Schuchart 6 months ago.
Medications do take some time before it starts working in the body. Answered by Annette Bucio 6 months ago.
What does Fluoxetine do to you?
So I have I think 10 of Fluoxetine capsules/pills. I wanna know if they can get you high or something like that, I found them in my moms room and they are not with her other medications so I'm nervous she is taking them without need. If so, do they get you high or give you a feeling of being in the state of...
Asked by Avril Hickam 6 months ago.
So I have I think 10 of Fluoxetine capsules/pills. I wanna know if they can get you high or something like that, I found them in my moms room and they are not with her other medications so I'm nervous she is taking them without need. If so, do they get you high or give you a feeling of being in the state of drunk as well as intoxicated with drugs. She was addicted to Valiums and stuff like that before but she got helped and claims to be better, I'm just not sure at all. I tried doing some research but i don't get the answers I need... Thanks for the help! Answered by Ashly Vanmeter 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Fluoxetine (Sarafem) is used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Fluoxetine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Fluoxetine is also sometimes used to treat alcoholism, attention-deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleep disorders, headaches, mental illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, Tourette's syndrome, obesity, sexual problems, and phobias. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition. This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911. Symptoms of overdose may include the following: unsteadiness confusion unresponsiveness nervousness uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body dizziness rapid, irregular, or pounding heartbeat seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating) fever fainting coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time) Answered by Ervin Kaper 6 months ago.
Hi - I was on Fluoxetine until recently. The only side effect I had with it was shaky hands for the first couple of weeks. It wore off but came back again if the dose was increased. Make sure that you come off it slowly when you are advised to - it can have some horrible side effects if you try to do it too quickly. Good luck - I hope you feel more positive really soon x Answered by Jaime Aronow 6 months ago.
They are anti-depressants, and can help people that suffer from depression and other mental disorders. They don't make you high, but they can make you sick. Why do you have them? Why didn't you leave them were they were? Are you looking for pills to get high with? Stealing your mothers pills, if that is what you did, is a really bad idea. Many prescription medications won't get you high, but are potent and dangerous. Many can make you sick, some can even kill you. Play around with prescription meds is a real stupid thing to do. Go put the pills back where you found them. Ask your mother why she takes them. Answered by Marcia Shilt 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine and Alprazolam while pregnant?
I've been taking 20mg fluoxetine and 0.5mg alprazolam per day for a long time. I'm now 11 weeks pregnant, all the doctors i've seen said they won't harm the baby but I find that hard to believe. I've also done some research on side effects on fetus but couldn't find anything. can anyone help me?
Asked by Sherry Goracke 6 months ago.
I've been taking 20mg fluoxetine and 0.5mg alprazolam per day for a long time. I'm now 11 weeks pregnant, all the doctors i've seen said they won't harm the baby but I find that hard to believe. I've also done some research on side effects on fetus but couldn't find anything. can anyone help me? Answered by Amal Shollenberger 6 months ago.
Pregnancy and lactation (Fluoxetine) Some epidemiological studies suggest an increased risk of cardiovascular defects associated with the use of fluoxetine during the first trimester. The mechanism is unknown. Overall the data suggest that the risk of having an infant with a cardiovascular defect following maternal fluoxetine exposure is in the region of 2/100 compared with an expected rate for such defects of approximately 1/100 in the general population. Epidemiological data have suggested that the use of SSRIs in pregnancy, particular in late pregnancy, may increase the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn (PPHN). The observed risk was approximately 5 cases per 1000 pregnancies. In the general population 1 to 2 cases of PPHN per 1000 pregnancies occur. Furthermore, although fluoxetine can be used during pregnancy, caution should be exercised, especially during late pregnancy or just prior to the onset of labour, since some other effects have been reported in neonates: irritability, tremor, hypotonia, persistent crying, difficulty in sucking or in sleeping. These symptoms may indicate either serotonergic effects or a withdrawal syndrome. The time to occur and the duration of these symptoms may be related to the long half-life of fluoxetine (4-6 days) and its active metabolite, norfluoxetine (4-16 days). Fluoxetine and its metabolite, norfluoxetine, are known to be excreted in human breast milk. Adverse events have been reported in breast-feeding infants. If treatment with fluoxetine is considered necessary, discontinuation of breast-feeding should be considered; however, if breast-feeding is continued, the lowest effective dose of fluoxetine should be prescribed. Pregnancy and lactation (Alprazolam) If the product is prescribed to a woman of childbearing potential, she should be warned to contact her physician regarding discontinuance of the product if she intends to become or suspects that she is pregnant. The data concerning teratogenicity and effects on postnatal development and behaviour following benzodiazepine treatment are inconsistent. There is evidence from some early studies with other members of the benzodiazepine class that in utero exposure may be associated with malformations. Later studies with the benzodiazepine class of drugs have provided no clear evidence of any type of defect. If, for compelling medical reasons, the product is administered during the late phase of pregnancy or during labour, effects on the neonate such as hypothermia, hypotonia and moderate respiratory depression, can be expected, due to the pharmacological action of the compound. Infants born to mothers who took benzodiazepines chronically during the latter stages of pregnancy may have developed physical dependence and may be at some risk of developing withdrawal symptoms in the postnatal period. Since benzodiazepines are found in the breast milk, benzodiazepines should not be given to breast feeding mothers. Answered by Lucretia Rote 6 months ago.
Alprazolam appears to be in pregnancy catagory D (not to be used during pregnancy) -- though this is mostly due to experience with other related drugs. Xanax itself doesn't appear to harm the fetus. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is in catagory C -- no evidence of harm to the fetus, but no 'proof' of safety either. MOST drugs are in catagory C, because there is no way to do the necessary studies to 'prove' safety. But as with all meds, decisions about what to take and whether to take it need to be made on a risk vs. benefit basis. If these meds are necessary for YOUR health (and there are no safer alternatives) -- then any potential risk to the fetus would be outweighed by the benefit. I would talk further to your doctors about it, both your OB and your psychiatrist. In the meantime, don't stop cold-turkey. Answered by Jamar Flemings 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine and weight gain?
I'm struggling with an eating disorder and im average weight but my doctors want me to start taking fluoxetine(prozac) and I'm afraid of gaining weight, how common is this side effect and is it your appetite that increases or is it your metabalism that slows down for this medication? Thanks so much!
Asked by Socorro Kassam 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication that is commonly used in patients with depression, some types of anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa. While weight gain is one of the side effects listed in the drug profile, this effect is seen in less than 10% of patients taking fluoxetine. Fluoxetine works by stopping the uptake of serotonin, a feel-good hormone in the brain. Since the uptake of serotonin is decreased with fluoxetine, there is more serotonin available in the brain to exert its "feel-good" effect. This change in levels of serotonin can also cause an increase in appetite. Your metabolism (the speed at which food is digested) is not changed by this medication. Additionally, I would like to encourage you to continue making good choices and applaud you for moving toward a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy, well balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy, and whole grains will help prevent weight gain and keep you feeling good. Incorporating exercise is also a great way to keep weight off and feel better, but make sure to check with your doctor before starting a exercise regimen. Answered by Columbus Haymon 6 months ago.
I am on Lovan! (fluoxetine) Will it help lift my mood!? Any major side effects!?
Id like to know from other 'Lovan' recipients if they experienced any side effects and if they noticed a 'happy' change in thenselves at all!? I have 2 young children and am on the path to being the old me!! If not a better, new improved me!!
Asked by Eufemia Ticer 6 months ago.
Dear Tashabubz, Fluoxetine hydrochloride is an antidepressant drug used medically in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and panic disorder. Fluoxetine is also used (off-label) to treat many other conditions, such as ADHD. Fluoxetine was derived from diphenhydramine, an antihistamine found to inhibit reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Compared to other popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), fluoxetine has a strong energizing effect. This makes fluoxetine highly effective in treatment of clinical depression cases where symptoms like depressed mood and lack of energy prevail. Although stimulating, it is also approved for a variety of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I have used this drug for 6 years. It has caused sexual dysfunction in me after 3 - 4 years of continuous use. But all sexual problems disappeared in 2 - 3 months when I stopped the drug. Sexual dysfunction is not a problem for women because they don't have anything to erect. They may feel loss of libido. Other problems include gastro intestinal disturbances and weight gain. Benefits outweigh side effects. It is one of the safest drug ever made. Do not stop the drug immediately after a long term use. You have to taper it off very very slowly or you will get SSRI discontinuation syndrome and it is very irritating. You will be a happy person in 6 months If the drug works for you. NB: The symptoms may worsen in the first 3 weeks of treatment but do not stop. All problems will start to disappear after that. You can use Valium 2mg to manage these initial problems. Do not take valium for more than 3 weeks. Answered by Larraine Rike 6 months ago.
I've been on Prozac since last July and if I remember correctly "changes in personality" is listed on the potential side effects on the patient information leaflet that comes inside the box of tablets. Side effects of anti-depressants are normally most intense during the first few weeks of taking them, but if this carries on and you dont feel like its outweighed by the benefits of the drug then speak to your doctor about it. Some people have to try a few anti-depressants before finding one that works with them. Answered by Martin Christescu 6 months ago.
I was on it briefly (about 3 weeks). It caused an almost immediate loss of libido, anorgasmia and then complete impotence. My mouth felt like the bottom of a birdcage (this gets better, though). My main issue with it was that it didn't make me any less depressed, just less bothered. "Life still sucks, but I just don't care." I was taken off it when I went manic (I was an undiagnosed bipolar at the time and it send me completely batsh!t crazy). Answered by Debra Schau 6 months ago.
I stopped taking it after 1week because it was giving me severe kidney pains, probably just me though, i cheered up after that! Answered by Shawn Stoner 6 months ago.
Im currently on 40 mg i was wondering if i run out of them could i use 2 20 Mg . if you have taking fluoxetine 40 Mg how did it work for you?
Asked by Cameron Sinkler 6 months ago.
this is SSRI medication used to major depression like ocd, this one solve only 40% to 70% with lot of side effects, and you are advised to avoid more haevay dosage ,it will lead to panic. maximum 20 mg is advisalbe as per london commity, please refer below , Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect with SSRIs. Specifically, side effects often include difficulty becoming aroused, lack of interest in sex, and anorgasmia (trouble achieving orgasm). Genital anesthesia, loss of or decreased response to sexual stimuli, and ejaculatory anhedonia are also possible. Although usually reversible, these sexual side effects can last for months or years after the drug has been completely withdrawn. This is known as Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction. According to the manufacturer of Prozac brand of fluoxetine, Eli Lilly, fluoxetine is contraindicated in individuals taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors, pimozide (Orap) or thioridazine (Mellaril). The prescribing information recommends that the treatment of the patients with liver impairment "must be approached with caution". The elimination of fluoxetine and its metabolite norfluoxetine is about half as fast in these patients, resulting in the proportionate increase of exposure to the drug. Ibuprofen used in combination with fluoxetine can cause significant intestinal bleeding after a period of use. Among the common adverse effects associated with fluoxetine and listed in the prescribing information, the effects with the greatest difference from placebo are nausea (22% vs 9% for placebo), insomnia (19% vs 10% for placebo), somnolence (12% vs 5% for placebo), anorexia (10% vs 3% for placebo), anxiety (12% vs 6% for placebo), nervousness (13% vs 8% for placebo), asthenia (11% vs 6% for placebo) and tremor (9% vs 2% for placebo). Those that most often resulted in interruption of the treatment were anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness (1-2% each), and in pediatric trials—mania (2%). Similarly to other SSRIs, sexual side effects are common with fluoxetine; they include anorgasmia and reduced libido. In addition, rash or urticaria, sometimes serious, was observed in 7% patients in clinical trials; one-third of these cases resulted in discontinuation of the treatment. Postmarketing reports note several cases of complications developed in patients with rash. The symptoms included vasculitis and lupus-like syndrome. Death has been reported to occur in association with these systemic events. Answered by Jaimie Lamoine 6 months ago.
Lol, yea I had a kid who took it. Help chill her mouth out better & her anger. Yea, taking 2 20 is fine. But for the sake of everyone keep getting a prescription. It's very mild. Not a big deal. Good luck to all Answered by Socorro Trosen 6 months ago.
Hello - I was once on Fluoxetine except not too long ago. The only facet effect I had with it used to be shaky arms for the first couple of weeks. It wore off but got here back again if the dose was improved. Make certain that you just come off it slowly if you end up told to - it could have some horrible aspect effects should you attempt to do it too rapidly. Just right success - i am hoping you consider more confident particularly soon x Answered by Carla Sagi 6 months ago.
Of course, 2x20mg=40mg Answered by Kaylee Weekey 6 months ago.