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What drug can replace Prozac?
Doctors often prescribe multiple pharmaceutical products such as SSRIs–Paxil® (paroxetine), selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as Cymbalta® (duloxetine), tricyclic antidepressants such as Elavil® (amitriptyline), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as Nardil® (phenelzine).
What antidepressant is closest to Prozac?
If you’ve been diagnosed with major depression, you may be prescribed a medication like Trintellix or Prozac. Trintellix (vortioxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine) are two antidepressant medications that work in similar ways. Both drugs increase the effects of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter in the brain.
Is generic fluoxetine as good as Prozac?
Still, there is no evidence that generic fluoxetine is less effective than Prozac, despite increased attention from patients, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies. The bottom line is that each patient needs individual treatment.
Are Prozac and Zoloft the same?
No. Zoloft and Prozac are not the same. Although they both work to enhance serotonin activity, they have some different approved uses. Zoloft is FDA approved for PTSD and social anxiety disorder whereas Prozac is used off-label for these indications.
Has Prozac been discontinued?
The Prozac Weekly brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.
Which is worse Prozac or Paxil?
Prozac may cause more negative changes in eating resulting in anorexia. Paxil, on the other hand, may be more likely to cause weight gain out of the two. Paxil may cause some muscle pain whereas Prozac rarely causes this side effect. Prozac is a more stimulating SSRI and may be more likely to cause insomnia.
What are the bad side effects of Prozac?
Common Prozac side effects may include: sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams; headache, dizziness, vision changes; tremors or shaking, feeling anxious or nervous; pain, weakness, yawning, tired feeling; upset stomach, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; dry mouth, sweating, hot flashes; changes in weight or appetite;
What are some facts about Prozac?
Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder),…
What is the dosage of Prozac?
The recommended starting dose of fluoxetine for the treatment of depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder is 20 mg once a day. For those who are first beginning bulimia treatment with fluoxetine, dosing generally starts at 60 mg once daily. For those with panic disorder, the suggested starting dose is 10 mg once a day.
What is Prozac capsule?
Fluoxetine (Prozac) comes as a capsule, a tablet, a delayed-release (releases the medication in the intestine) capsule, and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth.