Thank you for your answers. I'm not sure if I exactly understand that terms that you were talking about. What happens with the brains when taking this medication? Where does the anxiety come from? And what can you do to bring the anxiety down? If the prescription says 1 capsul taken per day, but if you take...
Asked by Perry Schweda 6 months ago.
Does anyone know what the side affects are when taking Fluoxetine Hydrochloride? How does it medication works with depression? What happens with your body/brain/emotions when taking this medication? For how long of a period are people on this medication? Is this the same as Prozac? Or a lower dosis? I appreciate your help. Answered by Melony Haggarty 6 months ago.
What is the difference between Fluoxetine Hydrochloride and Prozac? Is it the same? I'm taking it now for more than a month and it has brought my mood swings down. I'm just scared that I will need this medication for the rest of my life, that I cannot live without it..Does anyone have the same feeling? How do you know when you dosis need to be increased? What does anxiety has to do with depression? I've felt anxiety for the last week..Does this comes together? Thank you to all who have answered me so far. It really appreciate it.. Answered by Melany Alpheaus 6 months ago.
Thank you for your answers. I'm not sure if I exactly understand that terms that you were talking about. What happens with the brains when taking this medication? Where does the anxiety come from? And what can you do to bring the anxiety down? If the prescription says 1 capsul taken per day, but if you take more than 1 a day, say 2 or 3. What are the concequences? Will this way increase the dosis? Answered by Mitchell Dollen 6 months ago.
Question #1: The most common adverse reactions are nervousness, somnolence, anxiety, insomnia, headache, drowsiness, tremor, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth and anorexia (NOT anorexia nervosa, just anorexia which a loss of appetite). Less common adverse reactons are fatigue, fever, palpitations, hot flashes, nasal congestion, sore throat, sinusitis, constipation, upset stomach, abdominal pain, vomiting, gas, increased appetite, sexual dysfunction, weight loss, muscle pain, URI, cough, rash, itching, sweating and flu-like symptoms. The life-threatening adverse reaction is suicidal behavior. Questions #2 & 3: Fluoxetine is in the class of antidepressants called SSRIs - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They are selective because they affect only serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, one of the chemicals in our brain that transmits nerve impulses. There are several neurotransmitters. Certain ones are associated with depression and this includes serotonin. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs, block the reabsorption (that's reuptake) of serotonin by certain neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. This action leaves more serotonin available for use by the brain and enhances the sending of nerve impulses and improves mood. This is how fluoxetine works. Unless used at the beginning of a sentence, the word fluoxetine is not capitalized. Question #4: Fluoxetine as with all antidepressants regardless of class can be used short term for situational depression or for life with chemical imbalance depression. Question #5: Fluoxetine hydrochloride is the generic name. Prozac is a brand name for this drug. The name Prozac is always capitalized. Doses vary. Prozac Weekly is a 90mg capsule. Capsules also come in 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. The oral solution is 20mg/5 mL and tablets come in 10mg and 20mg dosages. As far as weaning off fluoxetine, no antidepressant should be stopped abruptly. Fluoxetine may be prescribed initially at a low dose of 10mg but can be increased (titrated) over time to a therapeutic dosage whatever that may be. Could be 90mg twice a week or 10mg a day. It depends on what is effective and this is entirely subjective. The goal is to reach a therapeutic dosage and maintain effective serum levels. It cannot be "popped" like an Advil whenever needed as one responder to your question states she uses it for PMT. It does not have an immediate affect. Question #6: See answer to Questions 2 & 3. Question #7: Anxiety can be a component of depression. Questions #8, 9 & 10: Do not self-medicate by taking a higher dosage than what has been prescribed. By doing so you increase your chances of having adverse reactions. If you feel that your current dosage is not effective, relate this to your prescriber who will increase the dosage. It's a simple matter. Please don't ask any more questions. This is enough. Answered by Lannie Blyden 6 months ago.
I take fluoxetine but have not encountered any unwanted side effects. I only take it for PMT. I am not on it all the time just when i feel really irritable before a period. Sometimes i take one everyday in the week leading up to my period but other times it may only be one or two that month. I am not really sure how it works but i think it is to do with the serotonin in your brain and it helps balance it out. It really helps my mood swings and when i am feeling irritable and really low. Back to your answer again, everybody is individual so there fore it will take each person different lengths of time. I know this one isn't addictive and it is fairly low dosage. It can be stopped without any withdrawal symptoms as one tablet lasts 21 days in your system. I was on peroxitine before this one and it has horrible side effects and withdrawal effects. I took it all the time and had to be weaned off it. Fluoxetine is definitely working better for me. Good Luck and i hope this helps. Check the leaflet that is inside your packet, i have thrown mines away. That will give you all your answers. Answered by Ray Hensler 6 months ago.
Side effects Fluoxetine is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects for patients taking Fluoxetine are as follows: * Akathisia * Anxiety * Asthenia * Headache * Flu syndrome * Fever * Vasodilation * Nausea * Diarrhea * Dry mouth * Dyspepsia * Insomnia * Nervousness * Somnolence * Dizziness * Tremor * Sweating * Dilated pupils * Heartburn * Seizures * Hives * Rash Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with Prozac for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and non-psychiatric. If these symptoms occur the medication should be reduced or cautiously withdrawn. Since the introduction of fluoxetine, systemic events, possibly related to vasculitis and including lupus-like syndrome, have developed in patients with rash. Although these events are rare, they may be serious, involving the lung, kidney, or liver. Death has been reported to occur in association with these systemic events. The simultaneous use of fluoxetine with triptans, tramadol or other serotonergic agents can result in a rare, but potentially life-threatening adverse drug reaction called Serotonin syndrome. Answered by Sarah Sebranek 6 months ago.
FH is the generic form of Prozac and is the same strength. I don't know about anyone else taking it, it made my brain go zombie like and then made me meaner than a rattle snake molting! I took it for about a month on my doctor's orders then I had to quit. Most people take it for years, but be forwarned it is systemic, meaning it needs to build up in your body, and if you are to quit it, then the doctor will give you orders on how to cut down the amounts slowly. Answered by Marla Papaleo 6 months ago.
What is fluoxetine hcl used for?
Asked by Gay Ritzer 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is in a new class of antidepressant medications that affects chemical messengers within the brain. These chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters. Many experts believe that an imbalance in these neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. Fluoxetine is believed to work by inhibiting the release or affects the action of serotonin. Fluoxetine does not have MAO activity. Answered by Farrah Bobino 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine hydrochloride is an antidepressant drug used medically in the treatment of depression, body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and panic disorder. Answered by Gaynell Rocheford 6 months ago.
ProzacÒ (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a psychotropic drug for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (SarafemÒ , fluoxetine hydrochloride). It is designated (±)-N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[(a,a,a-trifluor... tolyl)oxy]propylamine hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H18F3NO·HCl. Its molecular weight is 345.79. Answered by Lachelle Kangas 6 months ago.
I don't know what the "hcl" signifies, but my hubby took fluoxitine at one point in time. It's Prozac, basically. It's for severe depression...with a bit more going on with it. Answered by Kelley Woodford 6 months ago.
Difference between fluoxetine hydrocholoride and cipralex escitaloram?
My doctor has changed my prescription from Fluoxetine Hydrochlorde to Cipralex Escitaloram. What is the difference between each other? Which one am I better off taking? What does the one medication does, what the other doesn't and visa versa?
Asked by Gretta Corson 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is the generic for Prozac. Escitalopram Hydrochloride is the generic for Lexapro. They both belong to the same category of medication - SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It's hard to say which you would be better off taking because everybody is different. No one can predict which will work better for you. Do you know why he changed your prescription? Prozac typically has more side effects (jitteriness, insomnia, sexual side effects) and it was the first SSRI on the market. Lexapro (escitalopram) is chemically related to Celexa (citalopram), which is another SSRI. Lexapro has fewer side effects. I'm wondering if you had told the doc that you were having side effects? Or if your depression returned, prompting a change in medication? The good news is that both come in the generic form and are cheap as hell. Also, a "change of scenery" can sometimes be a good thing, even for our brains! Call your doctor and ask those questions. The doc may have a specific reason for switching you - all anyone on here can do is speculate. Good luck! Answered by Aurelio Mccleery 6 months ago.
Lexapro Vs Fluoxetine Answered by Ethyl Destina 6 months ago.
fluoxetine is prozac and cipralex is celexa. they are both ssri's. they are both used for depression. it depends on why you are taking it. you can research them on www.crazymeds.org they do about the same thing but have different side effects on different people. talk to your doctor too! Answered by Ji Wittner 6 months ago.
what is this do if you take it? greatly appreciated :)
Asked by Zonia Suders 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine is the active ingredient in Prozac. It is an anti-depressant, an SSRI. It will essentially boost serotonin outside your cells and reduce feelings of hopelessness and other aspects of depression. It is also notorious for a range of reported side-effects around violence, both to self (including suicide) and to others (including homicide). Answered by Derrick Demontigny 6 months ago.
It is an anti-depressent and will stop you from feeling too emotional by blocking the part of the brain that gets stressed. Long term use is not advised, but it can help with immediate problems after a few weeks Answered by Tracie Lockington 6 months ago.
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 Christopher Mon 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 Bao Hinaman 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 Hyon Tircuit 6 months ago.
It is an upper for the majority of people according to my Dr. Answered by Riley Dorfman 6 months ago.
different people have different reactions-she should tell her MD Some can't tolerate antidepressants (like me) Answered by Lindsay Gagliardi 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 Karon Mee 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 Jeanmarie Beland 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 Kathlyn Ink 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 Sheba Olowe 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 Marcellus Mein 6 months ago.
What is the chemical structure of the drug Prozac® (fluoxetine)? What is its use?
Asked by Tommie Anton 6 months ago.
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a psychotropic drug for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (Sarafem , fluoxetine hydrochloride). It is designated (±)-N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[(a,a,a-trifluor... tolyl)oxy]propylamine hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H18F3NO·HCl. Its molecular weight is 345.79. Answered by Bobbye Paganelli 6 months ago.
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its a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor its used for- depression panic disorder pms premature ejaculation Answered by Courtney Sprole 6 months ago.
Go to www.webmd.com and they can give you all the info you need on there! :) Answered by Willetta Ippolito 6 months ago.
well frist of all you can't get high on it.It,s an antidepressant. Answered by Geneva Medel 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride in Drug Test?
I'm moving to the US where I would need to do a drug test. I've taken Fluoxetine Hydrochloride from Sept-Nov this year. Will this show in the drug test?
Asked by Dennise Hamontree 6 months ago.
It shouldnt show up, and even if it does it is Prozac, a commonly used antidepressant in the united states, best to bring your prescription along with you in case any questions are asked, but if you stopped in november it will be out of your system and long gone by now, the only thing that would stay this long would be marijuana. Answered by Katelynn Lene 6 months ago.
Is Fluoxetine hydrochloride 10 mg dangerous?
"I stole my grandmothers prozac (aka Fluoxetine hydrochloride 10 mg) and I wanna overdose , how much should i take? im done with this life .."This was in my anon ask box on Tumblr..I of course told her to please think about it and put it back because shes loved and all that.. But now I am curious,...
Asked by Angelika Mcelhattan 6 months ago.
"I stole my grandmothers prozac (aka Fluoxetine hydrochloride 10 mg) and I wanna overdose , how much should i take? im done with this life .." This was in my anon ask box on Tumblr..I of course told her to please think about it and put it back because shes loved and all that.. But now I am curious, whats prozac and is it dangerous to od on or can you even od on it ? Answered by Courtney Ziebell 6 months ago.
I know a lady who attempted to overdose on prozac back when it first was introduced to the market. She took 100 capsules and it did not kill her. This is not a good drug for suicide, as it simply doesn't work under normal circumstances. It is interesting to note that she was no longer suicidal when she woke up. She was no longer depressed... Answered by Miguel Kresal 6 months ago.