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Can I take Prozac with Pristiq?

Can I take Prozac with Pristiq?

Using FLUoxetine together with desvenlafaxine can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred …

How to know if you are taking Prozac or Pristiq?

Just follow your doctor’s directions, and be sure to ask either him or your pharmacist if there are any symptoms that call for immediate concern and a quick call to your doctor. Good luck to you, and keep us updated. I’m hoping for some improvement with the Prozac, and hopefully it will do the same for you!

What should I do if I need to stop taking Pristiq?

Responses (17) You should never stop taking Pristiq abruptly. If you need to stop taking Pristiq, you should do so under the supervision of your doctor and the dose should be reduced gradually (or by taking less frequently if the dose is one pill a day) to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

How did my doctor help me wean off Pristiq?

I was on 50 or 100 mg for 3 years. Most recently taking 100mg. He gave me 3 weeks of 50mg samples and prescribed 3 weeks of Prozac. To be taken concurrently. At the end of 3 weeks I stopped both cold turkey. He explained that Prozac seems to wean itself gradually over 5 weeks eliminating the withdrawal symptoms.

When to switch from Pristiq to fluoxetine?

If you can make the switch back within a week or 2 of having stopped Pristiq, do that. Otherwise, if your symptoms settle on fluoxetine (Prozac), it’s probably best to stay on it rather than switch back to desvenlafaxine (Pristiq).

What happens when you switch from Pristiq to Prozac?

I’m sorry that you had to switch medications for financial reasons. Prozac takes 5-6 days to reach a steady daily cycle in your body, and then it takes another 5-7 days for your CNS (central nervous system) to respond to the fact that Prozac is present. It may take that long for your symptoms to start to quiet down, or longer.

I was on 50 or 100 mg for 3 years. Most recently taking 100mg. He gave me 3 weeks of 50mg samples and prescribed 3 weeks of Prozac. To be taken concurrently. At the end of 3 weeks I stopped both cold turkey. He explained that Prozac seems to wean itself gradually over 5 weeks eliminating the withdrawal symptoms.

Responses (17) You should never stop taking Pristiq abruptly. If you need to stop taking Pristiq, you should do so under the supervision of your doctor and the dose should be reduced gradually (or by taking less frequently if the dose is one pill a day) to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

How long does it take to wean off Prozac?

He explained that Prozac seems to wean itself gradually over 5 weeks eliminating the withdrawal symptoms. I have been off both since December 28th. 6 days-so far no side effects.