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"VELBAN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of VINBLASTINE SULFATE.

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Ok health pros, here's one for you. I take medication for HTN, .....?
I AM a nurse, so I know part of the answer already, just thought I'd put it out there to get more info, thanks for the replies so far. Asked by Illa Isenhower 1 year ago.

HI The Only Solo Rose (very creative) I must commend you first for assisting many people with your time. Athough I have different concepts on how to heal people then modern medicine (mostly drugs) I still see the value and willingness doctors and nurses are trying to help people. We need more healers in the world and we come from all different backgrounds of training and education. Again I applaud you sharing your expertise with so many. Now Ill share my thoughts with you and I have no idea about drugs, but I am very keen on how the body functions. Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke causes high blood pressure because of how smoking damages cells and narrows arteries. In addition, cigarettes contain an abundance of life-threatening chemicals that further increase overall health risks. Even smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff can raise blood pressure levels because of the nicotine and sodium they contain. Many of the other chemicals contained in cigarettes can create a toxic burden on the liver to further disturb healthy body habits. Pharmaceutical Drugs: According to the Physicians` Desk Reference, the following drugs can all cause high blood pressure as a side effect of their use: Alfenta Injection, Aredia for Injection, Dobutrex Solution Vials, Epogen for Injection, Habitrol Nicotine Transdermal System, Lupron Depot, Methergine Injection and Tablets, Orthoclone OKT3 Sterile Solution, Polygam Immune Globulin Intravenous Human, Procrit for Injection, Sandimmune, Sandimmune Soft Gelatin Capsules, Tolectin, Velban Vials, Ventolin Inhalation Aerosol and Refill, and Wellbutrin. ****Here are some ideas to contol your blood pressure: Quick Action Plan for High Blood Pressure 1. Make any necessary lifestyle changes. If you are overweight, commit to a weight loss plan. If you smoke, stop, and avoid all sources of secondhand smoke. Also exercise at least thirty minutes a day at least three to four times a week. Safe and effective exercise choices include brisk walking, bicycling, hiking, rebounding, and swimming. Additionally try a restorative yoga class, tai chi or chi gong; all can provide great stress relief and can be pleasurable ways to add movement to your life. 2. Adopt a healthy diet. In place of red meats, choose fish such as blue fish, cod, Greenland halibut, mackerel, and wild caught salmon, as well as free-range, organic poultry. If you want red meat choose bison, for a low fat option. 3. Emphasize fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that are rich in vital nutrients, such as avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas, kidney and lima beans, leafy green vegetables, nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts and pecans, potatoes, squash, and yams, raw dairy, and whole grains like brown rice, buckwheat and quinoa. 4. Use raw virgin coconut butter or organic butter for cooking, and flaxseed and extra virgin olive oil for dressings. 5. Avoid alcohol, coffee, caffeine, and refined salt. 6. Supplement with vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin C, bioflavonoids (especially rutin), vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), evening primrose oil, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc, as well as the amino acids cysteine, taurine, and tryptophan. 7. Useful herbs for high blood pressure include garlic, hawthorn berry, olive leaf extract, and the medicinal mushrooms maitake and reishi. 8. Drink at least one 8-ounce glass of fresh squeezed, organic vegetable juice each day. Excellent juice combinations include beet, carrot, and celery; and carrot or cucumber, spinach, and parsley. For added benefit, add one clove of juiced garlic. 9. Adopt a stress management program of daily meditation and/or relaxation exercises. 10. Detoxify your body to eliminate toxins and heavy metals that can dramatically increase the risk of high blood pressure. Quick Action Plan for Addictions 1. Determine if the addiction stems from allergies, biochemical imbalances, genetics, and/or malabsorption of nutrients. 2. Repressed core emotions such as denied anger often lead to depression, anxiety, lethargy, mood swings, and disassociation. Embracing your feelings is the most important aspect of beginning to deal with addictive behavior. 3. Regular chiropractic adjustments prove to be supportive, along with release-oriented tissue and bodywork techniques such as Rolfing. 4. Eat three meals and two snacks consistently. Emphasize quality protein foods such as organic poultry, bison, lamb, wild-caught fish, and eggs. Eat plenty of raw nuts and seeds, apples, berries, and other whole fruits; avoid all fruit juices. 5. A critical step in the recovery process is to cleanse, heal and support liver function by using herbs such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion and Bupleurum. 6. Blood-cleansing will support sluggish energy. Herbs in the form of tinctures or teas made from Oat Straw, Burdock Root, Echinacea, and Licorice Root are helpful, and are also vital to healthy kidney function. 7. To calm nerves and anxiety caused by addiction, use the herbs Skullcap, Valerian, and Vervain. 8. After eating a stable whole foods diet for at least 3 months, consider a juice fast of organic vegetable juices. 9. Take nutritional supplements. The B vitamins, particularly thiamin (B1) and B6 are important. Consider amino acid therapy for rebalancing brain chemistry, and to reduce cravings for alcohol, drugs, and/or nicotine. 10. Acupuncture, particularly auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture), is especially useful for drug addictions, and excellent for addressing addictive behaviors such as sex, gambling, and workaholicism. 11. Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine and Orthomolecular Medicine are especially helpful for alcoholism, drug addiction, and smoking. Continue your quest to assisting people because the world is in great need. But we do need to have you happy and healthy. Learn about nutrition and drink a gallon of water a day (I do). Keep persuing the answers for all categories you want to know about. There are always higher level of truths to be found. Best of health to you Answered by Fiona Wolfman 1 year ago.

Since you are a nurse, you probably know more about Hypotension than I do, but I'll give it a shot. First, remember that a persons BP can change drastically over a short period of time, often within minutes. No single reading can indicate High or Low BP. Several readings over time must be taken before there is a need for concern. Don't be alarmed by a single reading. Second, there are many factors that can affect your blood pressure. Some of those factors are: - Stress (Emotional, mental and physical) - Some medications (or combinations) can cause a rise or drop in BP - Poor sleep habits and sleep disorders (Sleep Apnea, not enough sleep, sleep disturbances, etc.) - Body position as the reading is taken (lying down. sitting, arm not level with heart, legs crossed, etc.) - Also there is a condition called "White Coat Hypertension". This is when a person visits a doctor and their BP goes up. It's an example of mental stress. - and of course smoking (or not). - How long it's been since your last meal. - Caffeine - Alcohol - Needing to go to the bathroom This comes from the FamilyDoctor.org website: "Hypotension, or low blood pressure, happens when your systolic pressure is consistently (several blood pressure readings over several days) below 90--or 25 points below your normal reading. Hypotension can be a sign of something serious such as shock, a life threatening condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you are dizzy or fainting" If you just started the medication, then it and quitting smoking has probably combined to cause this. It may take a little time for your body to adjust to both improvements and settle out. If you have been on the medication for some time, then I suspect the sudden drop in BP is due to the lack of smoking (nicotine) in your system. I have seen the same result when I don't smoke for several hours, though my BP never drops that low. But my HR varies from around 60 bpm to above 90 bpm (normally 68 to 84 bpm range) and my O2 Sat remains above 90% and is normally above 94%. I wouldn't worry about the HR at all, unless it continues to drop below 50 bpm or stays very near that for some time. As for the BP that is a concern if it remains there, but if it continues to drop I would suggest a visit to the ER is in order. My information comes from my research and experience with 5x Bypasses in Oct. 2006, High BP (Hypertension), High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia), COPD (Emphysema) and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. I suggest the links below for more information. Answered by Ivonne Helmink 1 year ago.

I'm no pro, but I have an opinion, so I'll share it! First of all, I'm so glad to hear you are quitting smoking. It's a huge step, I'm sure, but a very important one. So kudos to you! Now, as to the hypotension issue, I'm guessing that if you called your doctor and suggested that a) your BP is running low as you withdraw from nicotine so b) you're contemplating scaling back the HTN meds, he would have no problem with it. You already monitor your BP regularly (apparently), so there's no reason that you can't carefully adjust your medications to keep your BP in line. That said, fainting ain't good. If this hasn't happened to you before, you really ought to get a more complete cardio workup. Just my 2 cents worth... Answered by Hyman Sweezer 1 year ago.

I am not a doctor or a nurse, but I feel this is true. As you probably are aware smoking (the nicotine) causes increased heart rate and increased blood pressure. So actually with the nicotine going out of your system now it caused your BP to start dropping and your heart rate. The same thing happened to me when I quit smoking, heart rate decreased and so did my BP. I consulted my cardiologist and physician and they began to decrease my BP meds as they told me you should never just stop taking BP meds cold turkey. I monitored my BP with every decreased dosage they told me to do. My BP remained where it should and then I was off the BP meds. Unfortunately, then I started to smoke again, and my BP increased and so did my heart rate, went back on BP meds again, BUT NOW, I HAVE FINALLY KICKED THE HABIT, have not been smoking for a year now and BP and heart rate is fine. I am just talking from personal experience and I also know that nicotine does increase heart rate and blood pressure. Answered by Ross Tako 1 year ago.

There are many different types of medications that act in different ways to lower BP. The first medication your Dr prescribes may not work well enough or have some adverse side effects. It is important to track BP when you start taking HTN medication and note any side effects you may experience. There are many types of medications available and different combinations of medications that can tried. It is important to treat HTN as it can lead to many serious medical problems. It is important to get your BP checked regularly so that you don’t suffer from the terrible effects of long term untreated HTN, since it is very treatable and the alternatives are costly in many ways, including an untimely death. Answered by Ashlyn Tyndal 1 year ago.

you probably have STDS go get a life! Answered by Oneida Colbeth 1 year ago.


Does polynueropthy ever go away?
Asked by Tinisha Hirpara 1 year ago.

The prognosis for people with acute or chronic polyneuropathy depends on the cause. Polyneuropathy is the simultaneous malfunction of many peripheral nerves throughout the body. Polyneuropathy may be acute (beginning suddenly) or chronic (developing gradually, often over months or years). Causes Acute polyneuropathy has many causes. It may be caused by an infection involving a toxin produced by bacteria (as in diphtheria) or by an autoimmune reaction (as in Guillain-Barré syndrome). Toxic substances, including heavy metals such as lead and mercury, carbon monoxide, and some drugs can also cause acute polyneuropathy. The drugs include the anticonvulsant phenytoinSome Trade Names DILANTIN, some antibiotics (such as chloramphenicol Some Trade Names CHLOROMYCETIN, nitrofurantoinSome Trade Names FURADANTIN MACRODANTIN, and sulfonamides), some chemotherapy drugs (such as vinblastineSome Trade Names VELBAN and vincristineSome Trade Names ONCOVIN), and some sedatives (such as barbital and hexobarbitalSome Trade Names SOMBULEX). Cancer, such as multiple myeloma, may cause acute polyneuropathy by directly invading or compressing the nerves or by producing toxic substances. The cause of chronic polyneuropathy is often unknown. The most common form of chronic polyneuropathy is most often due to diabetes but may be due to excessive use of alcohol. Nutritional deficiencies (such as vitamin B deficiency) are an uncommon cause of chronic polyneuropathy in the United States, except among alcoholics who are malnourished. Anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia) may also cause chronic polyneuropathy. Other causes include an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), liver failure, and kidney failure. Rare causes include certain cancers, such as lung cancer, and taking excessive amounts of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Poor control of blood sugar levels in diabetes (see Diabetes Mellitus (DM)) causes several forms of polyneuropathy, collectively referred to as diabetic neuropathy. (Diabetes can also cause mononeuropathy or mononeuritis multiplex that leads to weakness, typically of the eye or thigh muscles.) Answered by Verona Marchi 1 year ago.


What are some medicines to be avoided when taking Prozac?
A friend is taking Prozac and at the same time, glutathione. Is it safe? Asked by Joy Speilman 1 year ago.

Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines: alprazolam (Xanax); clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo); digitoxin (Crystodigin); flecainide (Tambocor); haloperidol (Haldol); seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol); tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan); vinblastine (Velban); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or any other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), escitalopram (Lexapro), imipramine (Tofranil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others. This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with fluoxetine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Answered by Claudio Brutger 1 year ago.

The only really difficult interactions are with muscle relaxants, and a higher risk of becoming dependent on bezodiazepines. I think Flexeril is the worst MR to take while on Prozac. Answered by Terrie Joto 1 year ago.

You may want to ask a pharmacists. It is better to stick with the same pharmacist when taking multiple medicines. Pharmacist can tell you what medicines interact. Answered by Lelia Southerly 1 year ago.

Limit your caffeine. Prozac may give you insomnia. Answered by Letha Diventura 1 year ago.

most medicines are ok with ssri's....however not all of them.....if your worried about interactions go to drugs.com and you can check all of prozac's interactions with other meds Answered by Lyle Bakalars 1 year ago.

Don't take Viagra Answered by Arie Brient 1 year ago.


Fluoxetine and microgynon?
Does anybody happen to know if it's safe or advisable to take fluoxetine and microgynon together? (Contraceptive pill.) Does anyone have any experience of this cocktail? Asked by Shoshana Dae 1 year ago.

it will be safe to take together but do keep in mind that your birth control is less efective when taken with other meds like anti-deppresant, antibotics and certain other drugs so when having sex please remember to use a backup such as a condom and/or vaginal flims. slbcgirl What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: seizure (convulsions); tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; problems with balance or coordination; or agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat. Less serious side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness; runny nose, sore throat, headache, flu symptoms; nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or dry mouth, increased sweating. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others. Taking any of these drugs with fluoxetine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines: alprazolam (Xanax); clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo); digitoxin (Crystodigin); flecainide (Tambocor); haloperidol (Haldol); seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol); tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan); vinblastine (Velban); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or any other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), escitalopram (Lexapro), imipramine (Tofranil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others. This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with fluoxetine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Answered by Ashleigh Dorough 1 year ago.


How do drugs halt mitosis?
Maligant tumors are sometimes treated with drugs that halt mitosis, and thus stop the production of new cancer cells. two such drugs, vincristine sulfate and vinblastine sulfate, interfere with the formation of spindle fibers. how could this action halt mitosis?Some drugs can also interfere with DNA... Asked by Emerald Goettel 1 year ago.

Maligant tumors are sometimes treated with drugs that halt mitosis, and thus stop the production of new cancer cells. two such drugs, vincristine sulfate and vinblastine sulfate, interfere with the formation of spindle fibers. how could this action halt mitosis? Some drugs can also interfere with DNA synthesis in treated cells. How could this action halt mitosis? Answered by Ellena Bumby 1 year ago.

Catagories of Chemotherapy Drugs: In general, chemotherapy agents can be divided into three main categories based on their mechanism of action. Stop the synthesis of pre DNA molecule building blocks: These agents work in a number of different ways. DNA building blocks are folic acid, heterocyclic bases, and nucleotides, which are made naturally within cells. All of these agents work to block some step in the formation of nucleotides or deoxyribonucleotides (necessary for making DNA). When these steps are blocked, the nucleotides, which arethe building blocks of DNA and RNA, can not be synthesized. Thus the cells can not replicate because they cannot make DNA without the nucleotides. Examples of drugs in this class include 1) methotrexate (Abitrexate®),2) fluorouracil (Adrucil®), 3) hydroxyurea (Hydrea®), and 4) mercaptopurine (Purinethol®). Directly damage the DNA in the nucleus of the cell: These agents chemically damage DNA and RNA. They disrupt replication of the DNA and either totally halt replication or cause the manufacture of nonsense DNA or RNA (i.e. the new DNA or RNA does not code for anything useful). Examples of drugs in this class include cisplatin (Platinol®) and 7) antibiotics - daunorubicin (Cerubidine®), doxorubicin (Adriamycin®), and etoposide (VePesid®). Effect the synthesis or breakdown of the mitotic spindles: Mitotic spindles serve as molecular railroads with "North and South Poles" in the cell when a cell starts to divide itself into two new cells. These spindles are very important because they help to split the newly copied DNA such that a copy goes to each of the two new cells during cell division. These drugs disrupt the formation of these spindles and therefore interrupt cell division. Examples of drugs in this class of 8) miotic disrupters include: Vinblastine (Velban®), Vincristine (Oncovin®) and Pacitaxel (Taxol®). Answered by Camie Foreman 1 year ago.

Drugs that interfere with the normal progression of mitosis belong to the most successful chemotherapeutic compounds currently used for anti-cancer treatment. Classically, these drugs are represented by microtubule binding drugs that inhibit the function of the mitotic spindle in order to halt the cell cycle in mitosis and to induce apoptosis in tumor cells. However, these compounds act not only on proliferating tumor cells, but exhibit significant side effects on non-proliferating cells including neurons that are highly dependent on intracellular transport processes mediated by microtubules. Therefore, there is a particular interest in developing novel anti-mitotic drugs that target non-microtubule structures. In fact, recently several novel drugs that target mitotic kinesins or the Aurora and polo-like kinases have been developed and are currently tested in clinical trials. In addition, approaches of cell cycle checkpoint abrogation during mitosis and at the G2/M transition inducing mitosis-associated tumor cell death are promising new strategies for anti-cancer therapy. It is expected that this "next generation" of anti-mitotic drugs will be as successful as the classical anti-microtubule drugs, while avoiding some of the adverse side effect Answered by Numbers Degele 1 year ago.

spindle fibers are used to move the chromosome and orgenelles to opposite sides if you cant dupliccate DNA then you cannot spilt a chromosome for the daughter cells Answered by Fe Rutenberg 1 year ago.


EASY TEN POINTS!!!.................?
its medicine for depression,suicidal thoughts,anxiety,and the such. Asked by Tonita Loges 1 year ago.

I am on 80mg of Prozac, so I am your guy for this info. PROZAC (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) Why is this Prescribed? Prozac is prescribed for the treatment of depression--that is, a continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mind/body coordination; decreased sex drive; increased fatigue; feelings of guilt and worthlessness; difficulty concentrating; slowed thinking; and suicidal thoughts. Prozac is also prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prozac is also used to treat panic disorder. Prozac weekly is used to treat major depression. Prozac also is helped to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Prozac belongs to a class of drugs called SSRI's aka Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. MOST IMPORTANT FACT ABOUT THIS DRUG!!!! Serious, sometimes fatal, reactions have been known to occur when Prozac is used in combination with other antidepressant drugs known as MAO inhibitors, including Nardil and Parnate. Once Prozac is discontinued, then you may be put on MAO's. Never take these drugs within 14 days of discontinuing the Prozac and Physicians consultation first. What are the possible SIDE EFFECTS of fluoxetine? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: seizure (convulsions); tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; problems with balance or coordination; or agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat. Less serious side effects may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness; runny nose, sore throat, headache, flu symptoms; nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or dry mouth, increased sweating. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. What other drugs will affect fluoxetine? Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others. Taking any of these drugs with fluoxetine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines: alprazolam (Xanax); clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo); digitoxin (Crystodigin); flecainide (Tambocor); haloperidol (Haldol); seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol); tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan); vinblastine (Velban); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or any other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), escitalopram (Lexapro), imipramine (Tofranil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others. This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with fluoxetine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Answered by Catherina Vodder 1 year ago.

Hi Angel, I've taken Prozac. It's definitely for depression, and it helps lots of people, but it takes about a month to really notice a difference. Antidepressants are kinda trial and error, they either work, or don't work, and if not, you try a slightly different one. Your life will be soooooooo much better if this is the right one--the fact that you're getting help should give you some hope. You just have to be patient....I couldn't really tell any negative side effects. Good communication on every little thing, however, is the very best way for the Dr. to find out or know what's best. Good luck, and lemme know your progress! :-) michelle Answered by Soledad Aburto 1 year ago.

The above was a perfect answer, but one last detail it can take 2 to 4 weeks for Prozac to take effect. So just hang in there and know that you are on the right road. Also remember that some work for others but may not for you. If after about 6 weeks you don't feel a difference you need to see your psychiatrist for another anti-depressant. Good luck to you and both. Answered by Kristy Kniphfer 1 year ago.

Your best bet is to take it on a full stomach or with a glass of milk. You won't feel anything the first full week it takes time to get into your system. Ask a pharmasist about the side effects or look them up on line they should be able to tell you everything you need to know and more Answered by Geoffrey Loudon 1 year ago.

I took it when it first came out and everyone was taking it as if it were a miracle drug. It's been a long time so I only remember that it made me a little hyper. That was a long time ago so it may be different now. Answered by Lorita Hoffmeyer 1 year ago.

I know that there was one dude who was on it and he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. I think you are supposed to take all pills with food (no alcohol.) Some people who take it feel better, some not, some worse, everyone is different. I think the best solution is to stay away from man made anti-depressants and research some natural alternatives. Answered by Irmgard Pekar 1 year ago.

I dont know what Prozac is...could you please tell me? Answered by Lynda Secker 1 year ago.


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