Users' questions

Can you take Prozac twice?

Can you take Prozac twice?

Administer doses above 20 mg/day once daily in the morning or twice daily (i.e., morning and noon). A dose range of 20 to 60 mg/day is recommended; however, doses of up to 80 mg/day have been well tolerated in open studies of OCD. The maximum fluoxetine dose should not exceed 80 mg/day.

Can you stop fluoxetine abruptly?

Missing doses of fluoxetine may increase your risk for relapse in your symptoms. Stopping fluoxetine abruptly may result in one or more of the following withdrawal symptoms: irritability, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, nightmares, headache, and/or paresthesias (prickling, tingling sensation on the skin).

Is it bad to go back on Prozac after depression?

Going back on Prozac after such a long period should not be a problem although the dosage should be clearly monitored. If you haven’t tried Paxil, as stated earlier, it might be worth it. Paxil not only effects depression, but is good for controlling anxiety.Good Luck!

How long does it take for Prozac to kick in?

It will be like starting all over again for you as you have had some time off Prozac. I’ve never taken it myself but I know from the medications I have taken that it takes so e time for it to fully kick in. Three weeks is very early days.

How many milligrams of Prozac per day?

I recently stopped prozac after taking it for 20 years, I was taking 40 mg per day and near the end the doctor upped my dosage to 60 mg… I recently stopped prozac after taking it for 20 years, I was taking 40 mg per day and near the end the doctor upped my dosage to 60 mg… TOPICS HEALTH INFO Child Health

When do you start feeling better on antidepressants?

I don’t think at three week many people feel any positive effects. If they do,it’s very rare. I usually start to feel better at around the 8 week mark on the highest dose. All that craziness you are feeling..all them up and downs are perfectly normal when starting antidepressants.

When is the best time to take Prozac?

Morning administration is generally recommended when first starting Prozac (fluoxetine). However, dosing in the evening is an option to mitigate sedative side effects should they occur. The prescribing information for Prozac ( fluoxetine) recommends to take it in the morning, with or without meals.

Going back on Prozac after such a long period should not be a problem although the dosage should be clearly monitored. If you haven’t tried Paxil, as stated earlier, it might be worth it. Paxil not only effects depression, but is good for controlling anxiety.Good Luck!

How long is the half life of Prozac?

However, Prozac has an extremely long half-life, around 4 to 6 days, and is associated with fewer withdrawal reactions than most other antidepressants with shorter half-lives. Prozac Prescribing Information. GSK

What kind of disorders can Prozac be used for?

Per the prescribing information: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is most commonly used for the treatment of major depressive disorder. It is also used to treat panic disorders, bulimia, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).