Fluoxetine hydrochloride

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is floxetine the same as adderal or can it be used for the same problem or is it for

Is fluoxitine compatible with adderal and is it used for the same treatment as adderal
by tamarastrohkirchs.com in lakeview,oregon, 10/19/2007

Discontinuation of Fluoxetine (prozac)

My question is simply, what happens to the body etc. when you stop taking Fluoxetine (prozax) ? What are the implications and other things I might have to worry about since stopping taking it could cause other side effects or problems? Many thanks ...
by Kim in ontario canada, 03/06/2006

I am recently been upped to 80mg per day

I find myself with no emotion, no sex drive at all, forgetful, unable to concentrate, like feeling detached from myself.    I went to my doctor telling him I had no sex drive at 60mg, he said you are stressed with your new job and upped...
by Denise Gerlach in USA, 08/25/2008

Stopping fluoxetine

I would like to stop taking this drug. I have been taking it for 8 months at a dosage of 10mg. I have gained 10 pounds and I have always been very physically active and workout 5 days a week for 1 1/2 hours. I watch my diet closely so I believe this d...
by C.S. in Iowa, 04/06/2007

Diazepam and half life

I am studying for a Diploma in Canine Psychology. One question that came up in my assignment was : Explain what is meant by 'half life'. I know that Diazepam has a short half-life in dogs but I am not quite sure what "half life" indicates. Could you p...
by Brigitte B in Stafford, Great Britain, 01/24/2006

Fluoxetine hydrochloride
Fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac)
Fluoxetine hydrochloride
(flew- OX-eh-teen)
Pregnancy Category: B Apo-Fluoxetine Dom-Fluoxetine Novo-Fluoxetine Nu-Fluoxetine PMS-Fluoxetine Prozac STCC-Fluoxetine (Rx)

Classification: Antidepressant, miscellaneous

See Also: See also Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.

Action/Kinetics: Metabolized in the liver to norfluoxetine, a metabolite with equal potency to fluoxetine. Norfluoxetine is further metabolized by the liver to inactive metabolites that are excreted by the kidneys. Time to peak plasma levels: 6-8 hr. Peak plasma concentrations: 15-55 ng/mL. t 1/2, fluoxetine: 1-6 days; t 1/2, norfluoxetine: 4-16 days. Time to steady state: 2-4 weeks. Active drug maintained in the body for weeks after withdrawal.

Uses: Depression in adults and geriatric (aged 65 and older) clients, obsessive-compulsive disorders (as defined in the DSM-IV), bulimia nervosa. Investigational: Many (see Dosage).

Special Concerns: A lower initial dose may be necessary in geriatric clients. Use in hospitalized clients, use for longer than 5-6 weeks for depression, or use for more than 13 weeks for obsessive-compulsive disorder has not been studied adequately.

Side Effects: A large number of side effects have been reported for this drug. Listed are those with a reported frequency of greater than 1%. CNS: Headache (most common), activation of mania or hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, fatigue, sedation, decreased libido, drowsiness, lightheadedness, decreased ability to concentrate, tremor, disturbances in sensation, agitation, abnormal dreams. Although less frequent than 1%, some clients may experience seizures or attempt suicide. GI: Nausea (most common), diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, dyspepsia, anorexia, abdominal pain, flatulence, alteration in taste, gastroenteritis, increased appetite. CV: Hot flashes, palpitations. GU: Sexual dysfunction, impotence, anorgasmia, frequent urination, UTI, dysmenorrhea. Respiratory: URTI, pharyngitis, cough, dyspnea, rhinitis, bronchitis, nasal congestion, sinusitis, sinus headache, yawn. Skin: Rash, pruritus, excessive sweating. Musculoskeletal: Muscle, joint, or back pain. Miscellaneous: Flu-like symptoms, asthenia, fever, chest pain, allergy, visual disturbances, blurred vision, weight loss, bacterial or viral infection, limb pain, chills.

Additional Drug Interactions: Alprazolam / Alprazolam levels and psychomotor performance Buspirone / Buspirone effects; worsening of obsessive-compulsive disorder Carbamazepine / Serum carbamazepine levels toxicity Clozapine / Serum clozapine levels Cyproheptadine / or Reversal of fluoxetine effect Dextromethorphan / Possibility of hallucinations Diazepam / Diazepam half-life excessive sedation or impaired psychomotor skills Digoxin / Area under the curve of digoxin; use together with caution Haloperidol / Serum haloperidol levels Lithium / Serum lithium levels possible neurotoxicity Phenytoin / Phenytoin levels

How Supplied: Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg; Oral Solution: 20 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 10 mg

?Capsules, Oral Solution, Tablets Antidepressant.
Adults, initial: 20 mg/day in the morning. If clinical improvement is not observed after several weeks, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 80 mg/day in two equally divided doses.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Initial: 20 mg/day in the morning. If improvement is not significant after several weeks, the dose may be increased. Usual dosage range: 20-60 mg/day; the total daily dosage should not exceed 80 mg.
Treatment of bulimia nervosa.
60 mg/day given in the morning. May be necessary to titrate up to this dose over several days.
40-80 mg/day.
Anorexia nervosa, bipolar II affective disorder, trichotillomania.
20-80 mg/day.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia.
20-60 mg/day.
Borderline personality disorder.
5-80 mg/day.
Cataplexy and narcolepsy, Tourette's syndrome.
20-40 mg/day.
60-80 mg/day.
Migraine, chronic daily headaches, tension headaches.
20 mg every other day to 40 mg/day.
Posttraumatic stress disorder.
10-80 mg/day.
Premenstrual syndrome, recurrent syncope.
20 mg/day.
Levodopa-induced dyskinesia.
40 mg/day.
Social phobia.
10-60 mg/day.

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genie burns, vancouver,BC - 08/03/2010

I have currently been taking this medication for 7 days and can already feel a difference. Getting up out of bed in the morning does not seem as awful as it usually does. I am not skipping classes like I usually do and my horrible job seems less awful. I have tried counseling in the past. A year was wasted with a psychologist that did not improve my condition at all. They kept searching for the basis of my depression but I think there is no cause, I believe that is just my normal state. I have had a few side effects, but they are not bad. Get a little dizzy and sometimes I feel a little cloudy in my thoughts.

Fluoxetine hydrochloride

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Jill, india - 07/12/2008

I have come to the realization that not everybody has had the same positive experience with Fluoxetine that I have. Fluoxetine has helped me tremendously. I have been using Fluoxetine for nearly three years. I am currently taking 60 mg a day. Before I was prescribed Fluoxetine, I was convinced no drug would ever help. I feel as if I am a totally different person now. I am much happier than I have ever been. The only side effects I have experienced are some weight gain and a decrease in my libido. However, I am willing to accept those minor sacrifices because of the benefits the drug provides. My doctor feels 60 mg a day is too high and has asked me to cut back. In the past, a dosage decrease resulted in me feeling worse. I am going to try it again to see how it works.