Does anyone know if it is true that taking 4 pills of Prozac at one time has the same effect as Prozac weekly?
P.S. I live in a non-English speaking country, so talking to a real doctor would be great, but impossible, hense coming to this web page for help. Sometimes Doctors and Nurses post here too.
Asked by Bernarda Rotunda 6 months ago.
I have read that if you take regular or generic Prozac (10mg) 4 to 5 pills at once it will have the same effect as taking one Prozac weekly pill, and would be much cheaper, but I can't find anymore information about it. Any nurses, doctors or pharmecists out there that can help? Or people that take Prozac? Thanks! Answered by Roselee Steigerwalt 6 months ago.
Heck no!! Prozac weekly is specially coated, timed released to last for a whole week. Taking 4-5 regular Prozac ( of the 10 mg dose) at once won't do anything but give you one daily dose. Whoever told you otherwise was smoking something funny..... Answered by Shayna Hentze 6 months ago.
You really should speak to a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist as this would be considered psychopharmacology. I am currently taking Prozac, 60mg per day - reduced from 80mg daily. I have never heard of a weekly pill and I am interested in learning about sustaining levels in your bloodstream on this kind of dose. I always thought that it was similar to a diabetic needing regular insulin injections as the body metabolises everything we put into it and levels need to be maintained. Then there is the half-life of the drug to consider. I am curious to hear other people's thoughts on this, but by my thinking I take 60mg as per instructed by my psych. with no ill effects. Good luck! Answered by Dawne Moulder 6 months ago.
Yeah-----It is NOT the same---the Prozac weekly extends throught the blood stream over a weeks time to produce steady state blood levels----if you took that much regular prozac at one time--you would be dumping it all in the system at one time----not a good thing. Don't do it..... Answered by Marylee Wironen 6 months ago.
Not a good idea ! Try taking to a REAL doctor, not some fool on this web page. Answered by Vernetta Vidalez 6 months ago.
no it is not the same trust me. just ask a doctor Answered by Janae Cussins 6 months ago.
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Do not take 4 or 5 at a time. It can overdose you and kill you. Answered by Gilma Steuck 6 months ago.
dont do it..you will get sick Answered by Stanley Bervig 6 months ago.
I want to talk the weekly Prozac 90mg , for the first time but i hv no idea if its ok or not to start with 90mg , instead of 10mg , is it ok ? anyside effect! or anything i should know !
Asked by Sondra Shadoan 6 months ago.
90mg prozac is a weekly dose. You don't usually start on it... ( I could be wrong though, things change and I have been out of that field for almost 2 years.) the weekly dose is the last resort of someone who has been increasing their dose over a long period of time. You usually start on 10mg. Answered by Bobby Chartier 6 months ago.
you will possibly not sense it until the 2d or 0.33 day. It desires to be on your equipment in the previous you could rather see the outcomes. Please becareful of this drug! it fairly is rather risky. i could recommend appearing a splash diagnosis. it could rather mess with your recommendations. it rather is a narcotic. I took it and knew i mandatory to get off of it precise away. i became depressed and had suicidal recommendations on it. i could think of, nicely... it is going to basically harm for a speedy on a similar time as... and became so passive with regard to the belief! as quickly as i mandatory to take pizza out of the oven and could not come across a warm pad and concept to myself, "it is going to harm, yet i would be ok!" Prozac is in simple terms meant to disassociate your damaging recommendations with reality extremely it rather is actual or emotional. Please, be careful! Answered by Lane Wells 6 months 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 Vernice Kolash 6 months 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 Rico Armento 6 months 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 Aileen Pedeare 6 months 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 Pearl Nevala 6 months ago.
Yes but don't go off cold turkey. Talk to your doctor. Answered by Burton Bebout 6 months ago.
No I haven't Answered by Kermit Hoshaw 6 months ago.
Yes i see this also so i stopped taking it Answered by Karin Fimbres 6 months ago.
Only a doctor should be telling him whats what. Answered by Livia Harrison 6 months ago.
I have ocd and was proscribed prozac and i have a question?
does prozac make me happy or am i happier becuz i have less anxiety plz only that info either answer it makes me happy or im happier cuz i have less anxiety...which is more accurate
Asked by Sylvia Szocki 6 months ago.
Fluoxetine Brand Names: Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Rapiflux, Sarafem Fluoxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Fluoxetine is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Prozac is prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. An obsession is a thought that won't go away; a compulsion is an action done over and over to relieve anxiety, Hence, you're probably happy because you're less anxious and panicky. And that your OCD symptoms and thoughts are kept under control. However, bear in mind that Prozac can have a lot of side effects. Foremost is suicidal thoughts and behavior ; esp in teenagers. Answered by Zena Agron 6 months ago.
I've just started taking prozac four days ago, I know it'll be a few weeks before I feel any effect, but I want to know if anyone has suffered from any side effects while taking it. Since I've started I've had moderate pains in my stomach and sides but nothing too bad. Also will I need to take any...
Asked by Merissa Lotti 6 months ago.
I've just started taking prozac four days ago, I know it'll be a few weeks before I feel any effect, but I want to know if anyone has suffered from any side effects while taking it. Since I've started I've had moderate pains in my stomach and sides but nothing too bad. Also will I need to take any vitiman supplements with it like you do when you take an anti-biotic? Answered by Clayton Oyuela 6 months ago.
What you're experiencing are typical side effects to SSRI's - All psychotropic drugs come with side effects and they should go away in a week or two. As per the effect, you'll feel it full blast in about a month, maybe even two, with any SSRI. You're essentially changing the chemical response to serotonin production in your brain. Once the reuptake inhibitors kick in, you will feel very different, but it takes a little while so be patient. You sound really open minded to taking meds and I think that's great! Here's some info written by this crazy dude who knows everything about psychotropic drugs. Prozac's pros and cons: Pros: Prozac's long half-life makes the issue of med compliance a little less of a big deal, hence the approval for depressed teenagers. It also has studies backing it up for PMDD, by Lilly and independent researchers, including the Amen clinic, where I'm treated. You can see at the Amen Clinic's case studies in practice the more common form of PMDD that responds to SSRIs will respond to whichever SSRI you get along with the best. Prozac Weekly does have an advantage for certain forms of PMDD. Cons: That really long half-life means it takes forever to wean yourself off of Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) to avoid SSRI discontinuation syndrome. But only if the discontinuation syndrome hits you hard, which is fairly uncommon with Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride). In fact some more enlightened doctors will prescribe the liquid form to help wean patients off of other SSRIs and Effexor (venlafaxine). The sexual side effects, though, are pretty bad. For being the weakest of the SSRIs the side effects are pretty gnarly. Prozac's side effects: Typical Side Effects: The usual for SSRIs - headache, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, sleepiness or insomnia, and diarrhea or constipation, weight gain, loss of libido. Most everything but the weight gain and loss of libido usually goes away within a couple of weeks. With Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) it's a coin toss as to losing or gaining weight. Sometimes it will just kill your appetite. Not So Common Side Effects: Rash, 'flu-like symptoms, anger/rage. These may or may not happen to you don't, so don't be surprised one way or the other. Freaky Rare Side Effects: Bleeding gums, amnesia, anti-social reaction (oh, come on, like we're not anti-social already), herpes (again, blaming the med for an STD), excessive hair growth, engorged breasts, involuntary tongue protrusion (in one 77-year-old woman who stopped sticking her tongue out at everyone after they stopped giving her Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)). You aren't going to get these. I promise. Interesting Stuff Your Doctor Probably Won't Tell You: Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) has been found to make a lot of other drugs work better. Great, huh? Not always, as with some meds it can be to the point of overdose. But it was that effect that lead to the breakthrough of the antipsychotic & antidepressant cocktail to treat bipolar depression. Anyway, Tegretol (carbamazepine) could suddenly get toxic on you and Xanax (alprazolam) could knock you out if you add Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) to them, or add them to Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride), so be careful and always check your drug-drug interactions! A big part of this is the usual pharmacokinetic stuff of liver enzymes being able to deal with only so much, and Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) gives your liver a bit of a workout. But that doesn't explain the entire effect of all of the drug-drug interactions. There's some pharmacodynamic (how meds work in your brain) stuff going on as well. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) isn't such a hot idea for anyone with diabetes, and not because of potential weight gain, rather it messes with your glycemic control. Prozac's Dosage and How to Take Prozac: I'm just going to cover the dosages for adults. Even though Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is the only modern antidepressant approved for kids, with kids it's still a lot trickier. Depression - 20mg in the morning, increasing by 20mg a day after at least a week, taken either in the morning or at noon until a maximum of 80mg a day is reached. OCD & Bulima - 20mg in the morning, increasing by 20mg a day after at least a week, taken either in the morning or at noon until a maximum of 60mg a day is reached. Panic - 10mg in the morning. Increase to 20mg, either all in the morning or split into morning and noon. Hold there for awhile before increasing. Although you can go up to 60mg a day, few people responded to anything above 20mg a day. Like any SSRI I recommend starting out with half the recommended dosage (except for Panic, that's as low as you can get) and then increasing to 20mg after a week. If you don't feel anything go up to 30mg, but stay there until you've given it a try for a month, otherwise it'll just be a pain in the *** to stop it. Even at 30mg you'll know after a month if it's going to do something for you. Prozac Weekly - You just take the one capsule a week for everything. That's it. Days to Reach a Steady State: Four to five weeks. When you're fully saturated with the medication and less prone to peaks and valleys of effects. You still might have peaks of effect after taking many meds, but with a lot of the meds you'll have fewer valleys after this point. In theory anyway. How Long Prozac Takes to Work: Like all SSRIs anywhere from a couple days to over a month. If you don't feel any positive benefit after six weeks, then you should talk to your doctor about either another SSRI or trying a med that hits another neurotransmitter. Because of the long time it takes to reach a steady state, you might want to give Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) a full two months. Just don't keep upping the dosage every week until then, otherwise it will be much harder and take much longer to stop taking Prozac. Prozac's Half-Life & Average Time to Clear Out of Your System: Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) has the longest half-life of any med I've written up, 9.3 days. That's why there's such an animal as Prozac Weekly. Thus it takes 45 days to clear out of your system. How to Stop Taking Prozac: Your doctor should be recommending that you reduce your dosage by 10-20mg a day every week if you need to stop taking it, if not more slowly than that. For more information, please see the page on how to safely stop taking these crazy meds. Unlike other medications, the time to step down from Prozac isn't based on half-life, it's based on anecdotal evidence. In other words, people's experiences. Now, if you start to experience SSRI discontinuation syndrome once you're down around 30-40mg a day, then you will have to look at reducing your dosage by 10mg a day every month. But only if you're prone to the worst effects of discontinuation syndrome. Which is unusual with Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride). Here's where you really have to balance the suckiness of what you're dealing with in the way of side effects or whatever vs. SSRI discontinuation syndrome. And if you're taking Prozac Weekly you'll have to switch to the regular flavor to step down, as weekly is one size fits all. However, that extra-long half-life tends to make discontinuation less harsh, so you'll probably be able to to get off of Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) a lot sooner. In fact switching to Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) from another SSRI or Effexor (venlafaxine) is a good way of dealing with the discontinuation syndrome of the meds with the shorter half-lives. As Prozac comes in a liquid form, you can always switch to that to wean yourself off the last bit really slowly, mg by mg. If you've worked your way up to a particular dosage, it's usually best to spend this many days at the next lowest dosage before going down the next lowest dosage before that and so forth. This is the least sucky way to avoid problems when stopping any psychiatric medication. Presuming you have the option of slowly tapering off them. How Prozac Works In Your Brain: Like all SSRIs Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) doesn't make you produce more serotonin, rather it makes your neurons soak for a longer period of time in the serotonin you already produce. Serotonin is one of the big three neurotransmitters responsible for depression, along with norepinephrine and dopamine. My wild-*** guess / rule of thumb is that imbalances of one or more of the three are responsible for 80% of the depression issues. It's all just a matter of figuring out exactly the extent of the tweaking and what neurotransmitters you exactly need to tweak. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is the weakest of the SSRIs, and has the longest half-life, a combination that makes it the best SSRI to start with and the only one approved for use with kids. Chances Prozac Will Work and How Prozac Compares to Other Meds: If you read the PI sheet you'll just see that for Major Depressive Disorder Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) produced a significantly higher rate of response and remission. But no hard numbers are given. Why? Because "significant" means somewhere in the neighborhood of 20%. That doesn't look to good. So you have about a 1 in 5 chance of it, or any SSRI, doing its job. Part of the problem is that serotonin isn't always the issue with someone's depression. I'll be covering how to figure out which chemicals and/or voltage channels you need to be tweaking in your brain in a future article to try to avoid the med-go-round. Another part of the low response rate is that sometimes these are the wrong meds entirely. SSRIs are for serious depression. Milder depression may require a milder medication, such as trazodone, or no medication at all. Comments: First approved by the FDA to treat depression in December of 1987. You know what can really suck? When you've got someone who is all bipolar and hypersexual in a relationship with someone who has Major Depressive Disorder and takes Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) for it, only to have her libido and all sexual response completely eliminated. Can you spell "issues"? I knew you could. And in other Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) experiences, Mouse was in the Clinical Trials for Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride), way back when it was the first SSRI in the US (Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate) predates it in Europe). If and when she feels up to it, and her memory is together enough, she can report her side effects that give you the odds as to what your side effects will be. I'll bet folding money that hers was the anti-social reaction reported above. They probably couldn't believe that someone was that anti-social and it had to be the drug that caused it. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is the only SSRI and modern antidepressant above for use for anyone under 18, and for good reason. Its long half-life makes compliance less of an issue. If your kid happens to miss a day's dose now and then, it's not that big a deal. Whereas with Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) and Effexor (venlafaxine) missing doses for even one day can start the hell that is SSRI discontinuation syndrome, and they have the worst instances of it. The syndrome is bad enough for adults, but would be beyond a nightmare for kids. See the SSRI page for more details on the vicious cycle kids can get into and how Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) avoids it with its long half-life. Also by being the weakest of the SSRIs Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) keeps kids from getting too much serotonin, which is also a huge problem. Serotonin syndrome is potentially fatal, and while giving kids a med like Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is unlikely to be fatal in of itself, it will be suck-*** enough to cause the kids either start or ramp-up self-injurious or suicidal behavior because they are now feeling a hell of a lot worse from the meds they're taking that everyone tells them are supposed to be making them feel better. Hell, even with adults Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is the best med to start with if serotonin is the prime suspect in the chemical imbalance for the very same reasons. While its side effects may suck more than the other SSRIs, even for being the weakest SSRI on the market, if you're doing the med-go-round method of figuring out which way to fix your brain (and that's still pretty much the standard way of doing it, unfortunately), trying Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) first is the safest way to go. The discontinuation syndrome sucks so much less with Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride). The risk of making things much worse is far lower with Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride). You have two ways to go when choosing your first SSRI: Fewer side effects and faster effect - then you want Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate). Less chance of just plain messing you up - you want Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride). Answered by Belinda Pastuch 6 months ago.
I took Prozac for years. At first it was great, then after time, it petered out. I just stopped taking it three months ago, and the withdrawal has been nothing less than pure hell! I would not recommend Prozac, nor any other antidepressant in this class (SSRI's). My advice to you would be to discuss this with your doctor and ask about taking a non-SSRI antidepressant. At three weeks, you shouldn't experience too much in the way of withdrawal, but your doctor may still want you to taper. Answered by Vinnie Jahncke 6 months ago.
Different drugs have different side effects on anybody. If the side effects are too much to deal with, or are painful, contact your doctor and let them know. There are other meds to take that do the same thing prozac does and probably wont have side effects if you do have side effects from the prozac. Answered by Rhea Mabin 6 months ago.
you probably wont have to take any extra supplements appart from what you are already suppose to be taking. This drug is for a variety of diffrent mental conditions namely...deppression, anxiety, ocd. I took paxil which is a similar drug and it for one thing might create a bit of depency. you might feel a bit zappy and your symptoms might get a bit worse before they get better it will, like the doctor says take about 3 weeks to kick in. oh yes and sexual side effect(you wont feel as much as you would probably like too). and you will probably over a two year period put on about 20lbs. hope that gives a bit of info...be careful when you eventually come off of it...your symtoms will return worse then they were before..im just saying because thats whats happened to me...take care and goodluck! Answered by Ronni Bastress 6 months ago.
How long after you stop taking prozac does it stay in your system?
I've only been on it for a year and a half and I should have waited for the doc to quit but the side effects started to out weigh what it was doing for me, the insomnia and restless legs just got too bad, I couldn't stand it. So I quit. I got lucky, no side effects. My symptoms did come back a bit, the...
Asked by Adele Whalley 6 months ago.
I've only been on it for a year and a half and I should have waited for the doc to quit but the side effects started to out weigh what it was doing for me, the insomnia and restless legs just got too bad, I couldn't stand it. So I quit. I got lucky, no side effects. My symptoms did come back a bit, the anxiety did, but I expected it, and I dealt with it and after a week it subsided. So, yeah... I agree. This stuff shouldn't be handed out to just anyone. This is some serious stuff Anyway... I just wondered how much time before I can start taking all those medications I couldn't when I was on it (like Midol and ibuprofin). Thanks for the info. Answered by Maile Buchannon 6 months ago.
There is a wide variation in elimination rates, that is really why they should take blood levels, but they don't. You might still have some left in a month, but that is not likely to have an effect. When people on prozac (or like SSRI drugs) go on murderous sprees, they never check the blood levels. It means nothing to say, "they were off their medication", since it can reach high levels and stay there for days. Answered by Floretta Bierwirth 6 months ago.
I've been on prozac since i was 14, i'm 23 now and over the years i've tried to stop taking it several times. I usually get my symptoms back after about 3 weeks. Answered by Conception Bettman 6 months ago.
How come I feel bad if I miss my dose of Prozac ?
Hey everybody,I've been taking Prozac for about two weeks, and today I forgot to take my pill in the morning and I've been feeling so bad ever since. I was feeling depressed and drowsy. I don't get it. Prozac is supposed to have a very long half life, which should prevent me from getting withdrawal...
Asked by Magen Wilkoff 6 months ago.
Hey everybody, I've been taking Prozac for about two weeks, and today I forgot to take my pill in the morning and I've been feeling so bad ever since. I was feeling depressed and drowsy. I don't get it. Prozac is supposed to have a very long half life, which should prevent me from getting withdrawal symptoms when I miss a dose since the Prozac is still in my body. So my question is (and I'm asking people who have actually been on Prozac and experienced such things) : Was I experiencing some sort of withdrawal symptoms and I really have to take the pill on a regular basis or was it just a pure coincidence and I was simply feeling really more depressed today? Answered by Mariam Cardejon 6 months ago.
I have taken Prozac and Prozac weekly. Although what you say is true, I, too, could feel withdraw symptoms by the end of the day if I missed a dose. You can feel these symptoms within 8 hours, typically. If this is an issue for you at all, ask about Prozac weekly - it was very effective for me and helped me more than regular Prozac. I have a problem remembering to take meds and many of them should be taken at the same time everyday. Answered by Enoch Desomma 6 months ago.
Hi Matty, I was on generic Prozac before, and YES; You could call it withdrawl 'symptoms', but its not just. On one side the medication may make you very irratable when stopping it abruptly, but on the other hand, when you miss e.g. a day, you have a mini relapse; Your old way of thinking starts to try to overpower your new learnt ways of thinking again, and thus the confusion, mixed moods and old thought flashes. You must remeber, that the half-life only implies how long it will stay in your boady, not the concentration drop. Sincerely Angel Answered by Mariam Cranmer 6 months ago.
I take prozac weekly and Wellbutrin is it safe to drink xtra green tea from GNC?
Asked by Shanice Begonia 6 months ago.
Yes, no problem. Answered by Maryland Rybacki 6 months ago.
Yes; no problems. Enjoy. Answered by Brandie Kalin 6 months ago.
What OCD cocktail are you on?
I have been on several different "cocktails" including Prozac--but the Prozac makes me a little manic, and I don't like the other suggestions doctors have made (anti-psychotics, Provigil, anti-convulsants). Tegretol made me non-functional. I could barely stand, I was so dizzy. I love Klonopin, but...
Asked by Olivia Lapa 6 months ago.
I have been on several different "cocktails" including Prozac--but the Prozac makes me a little manic, and I don't like the other suggestions doctors have made (anti-psychotics, Provigil, anti-convulsants). Tegretol made me non-functional. I could barely stand, I was so dizzy. I love Klonopin, but doctors don't let you be on it long-term. I don't understand why; it may be addictive, but it's the best anxiety med around. Answered by Vanita Heick 6 months ago.
I take 'prozac weekly' 3x a week (higher than usual dosage due to the obsessive-compulsive disorder) and take 75 mgs of seroquel (classified as an anti-psychotic but in smaller dosages helps with sleep and they think ocd as well) at nite. Prozac, one of the ssri (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant medications tends to give insomnia which is does to me ;) And seroquel can cause some problems with memory and it may with me, however, I've always had memory problems anyway :/ I had received cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) from a clinical psychologist who specialized in anxiety disorders and had quite a few patients with ocd. I can't tell you how much the cbt helped me and continues to in case new ocd symptoms arise. Please feel free to share about what you take as well or are you doing research? I'm sorry that you are having such a tough time finding the right type of meds to help the ocd symptoms. Klonipin or however it's spelled ;) is supposed to be physically addictive as it's one of the benzodiazepenes(sp?) which are 'mild' tranquilizers. If klonipin or the others in that category of drugs such as ativan, xanax and valium are stopped abruptly, horrible consequences can occur including seizures, psychosis (a break from reality) or even death. That is why a psychiatrist took me off of ativan a few years ago and put me on the anti-psychotic seroquel instead. Seroquel is supposed to help the brain neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is found to have a link to ocd as well as serotonin. Seroquel doesn't have the same addictiveness as the benzo's, however, no medication should be stopped abruptly anyway and only under a dr's ok. Just a P.S. I had taken Wellbutrin due to my also having ADHD, and it was just horrible for me! It made me so dizzy that I couldn't even function as you mentioned while being on a different medication. Wellbutrin works with the serotonin as well as the norepinephrine and with the severe dizziness came being much more quick to anger than usual. Answered by Laraine Masden 6 months ago.
I'm on Anafranil (Clomipramine) for ocd and anxiety. So far it is working quite well. The first week or two it made the anxiety seem really bad, thank goodness thats over. Answered by Carli Mattson 6 months ago.
I take 50mg. Zoloft and 0.5mg Klonopin for anxiety-working well so far-just sleepy! Answered by Loyce Decenzo 6 months ago.
Prozac 90mg can't orgasm?
I took my first Prozac weekly pill 2 days ago and I'm already having side affects. I can't orgasm at all which is obviously a huge problem. Will I eventually be able to orgasm as I keep taking it? Or if I decide not to take any more pills after this one, is it okay to just stop? I mean it was only one...
Asked by Rosanne Grider 6 months ago.
I took my first Prozac weekly pill 2 days ago and I'm already having side affects. I can't orgasm at all which is obviously a huge problem. Will I eventually be able to orgasm as I keep taking it? Or if I decide not to take any more pills after this one, is it okay to just stop? I mean it was only one pill. Thanks. Answered by Lavona Capalbo 6 months ago.
It is well known that SSRIs--the class of drugs that Prozac belongs to-- can cause sexual dysfunction. I'm not sure if it is a side effect that will go away over time, but if it effects your quality of life it is worth telling your doctor. There are other antidepressants that are known to cause less sexual dysfunction (examples include Wellbutrin and others but ask your doctor about which would be right for you). Answered by Rod Rockey 6 months ago.
Don't just stop... tell your doctor. There may be a different anti-depressant that will work for you better. Answered by Logan Honigsberg 6 months ago.
God thinks your getting enough happiness Answered by Jarvis Lebon 6 months ago.