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Prozac (fluoxetine)

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Prozac®

Generic Name: Fluoxetine floo-OX-e-teen

Drug Class: Antidepressant, SSRI

 

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Description
Prozac is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions as well.

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General Information
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider. 

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Proper use of this medicine
This medicine should be taken about the same time every day, morning or evening and can be taken with or without food. This medicine may take up to 4 weeks to reach full effect, but you may see symptoms of depression improving in as little as 1-2 weeks.
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Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
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Storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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Possible Side Effects
    • dry mouth
    • tremor or muscle spasms
    • nervousness
    • trouble sleeping
    • headache, drowsiness
    • nausea
    • drowsiness
    • insomnia
    • headache
    • increased sweating
    • dizziness, lightheadedness
    • changes in sexual function
    • Unreported side effects are possible, talk to your healthcare provider if any other symptoms occur.
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Warnings/Precautions
    • This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
    • Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.
    • Smoking cigarettes can decrease the effectiveness of this medicine.
    • If you are planning to have surgery, let your doctor know.
    • Do NOT take this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor [phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate)] in the last two weeks.
    • This medicine can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in some children and teens. Parents of children taking antidepressants should watch for signs of worsening depression or unusual changes in behavior.
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Overdose
Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
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Drug Interactions
    • If you are taking a tricyclic antidepressant, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
    • St. John’s Wort should be avoided while taking this medicine due to the additive effects of serotonin.
    • Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
      • blood thinners (Coumadin)
      • other antidepressants
      • metoprolol
      • antihistamines
      • carbamazepine (Tegretol)
      • cimetidine (Tagamet)
      • estrogens
      • fluoxetine (Prozac)
      • intraconazole (Sporanox)
      • ketoconazole (Nizoral)
      • levodopa
      • lithium
      • muscle relaxants
      • birth control pills
      • sleeping pills
      • thyroid medications
    • Do not take this medicine with thioridizine, or within 5 weeks of taking this medicine.
    • Caution should be exercised when taking this medicine certain antibiotics, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or azithromycin.
    • If you are taking medications for migraines such as Imitrex, talk to your doctor before starting this medicine.
    • This medicine should not be taken with MAO inhibitors. If you think you are taking an MAO inhibitor talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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Pregnancy/Nursing
If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss the benefits versus the risks of using this medicine while pregnant. Because this medicine is excreted in the breast milk, nursing mothers should not breastfeed while taking this medicine.
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More Information

Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially children/teenages) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with a doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication, even if the treatment is not for a mental condition. Tell your doctor immediatley if you notice worsening depression, unusual behavior changes, (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes. Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.
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mrs.lovett
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Registered: April 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
Sun April 27, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: decreased anxiety
CONS: not sure

It was good for my anxiety and panic attacks. I didn't feel any side effects and withdrawal was not so hard.

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Rypdx27
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Registered: August 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 12
Tue April 8, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Keeps depression at bay; helps keep thoughts clear
CONS: n/a

I've been on the generic, capsule form (40mg) for just over two years, and have had very good results. My depression stays noticeably low, and my anxiety rarely gets elevated to the point where I feel really tense or nervous. As with any meds I've been on before this, there are days or weeks when my mood isn't as good, but the overall trend is much better than it ever was before.

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BPD Ghost
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Registered: February 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 33
Sun February 23, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: not sure
CONS: not sure

I was on this drug for years. I'm not sure what it did for me.

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solluxcaptor
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Registered: September 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 15
Wed January 22, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $4.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Long half-life
CONS:

I didn't have *any* side-effects with Prozac, and it was completely effective.

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misskrome
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Registered: January 2014
Location: ...
Posts: 229
Mon January 20, 2014 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: side effects

Made me violent and aggressive.

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mummymooch
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Registered: June 2013
Location: Portumna Co. Galway Ireland
Posts: 21
Sat December 28, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: not as angry and agitated or depressed or worried as i was
CONS: none yet

Been back on prozac again as i was struggling for the last 8 months of meds and got very angry and agitated resemtly so have been advised to go back on them now ifeel much better

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Fastidious Raptor
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Registered: June 2012
Location: Sonoma County, Ca
Posts: 4
Tue November 26, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $4.00| Rating: 4 

 
PROS: Temporarily relieves symptoms of minor depression
CONS: Caused Episodes of vomiting and nausea, especially when first starting or adjusting dosage

Started taking this medication 5 years ago: 20 mg PO SIDThe first week after taking this medication I felt extremely nauseous and vomited several times.I also experienced zerostomia and hyperhydrosis I recently had my dose increased:60mg PO SID Same side effects experienced with initial treatment, but with the increased dose I have experienced episodes of mania, insomnia, irritability, and confusion. I also had some short term memory problems but am not completely convinced this was related to taking this medication.

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Mawleyy
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Registered: October 2013
Posts: 1
Fri October 11, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: Controled depression well
CONS: Wore off very fast, you crash hard

My body kept getting immune to it and I had to keep getting my rx raised, when it wore off I felt worse depression than I had before starting on medication

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GlaringofGrimalkins
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Registered: September 2013
Posts: 7
Mon September 23, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $1.10| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Only anti-depressant to ever be effective for me.
CONS: None

Literally cured my depression so that I take no anti-depressants and have no more depression symptoms. Going on 25 years.

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transientsoul
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Registered: August 2013
Location: Little Rock AR
Posts: 139
Fri August 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: overloaded, erratic thinking

All I remember about taking prozac was - I told my doc, "You know how on a computer you have folders and files and everything in it's own neat little orderly place? Well it feels like someone ransacked my mental filing cabinet and papers are everywhere!" - My thoughts were all over the place. It was like roaring white noise in my head to the point I was huddled in a corner of my kitchen, begging for it to stop.

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Exoticturtle
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Registered: June 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3
Wed July 31, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: NA
CONS: Caused mania to worsen

Did absolutely nothing for me except worsen manic episodes on higher doses.

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lostconfusedhopeles
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Registered: July 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 58
Tue July 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS:
CONS:

It doesn't seem to help

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lyn1612
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Registered: July 2013
Posts: 1
Wed July 17, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: felt worse, and i was so looking forward to feeling better it, got less energy and more suicidal thughts than before

I had tried to commit suicide the night before I was given these, I was made an emergency appointment and given tablets that take 2 weeks or a month to work! I have never tried to take my own life but now its just downhill all the way don't want to wake up, dress, wash, go out, nothing, its seriously affecting every part f my life and fluoxetine has done f-all for me

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Pandahhh
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Registered: June 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2
Sat June 22, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: None as of yet
CONS: Fact that it has yet to work

I was prescribed 20mg for a whole month and did not feel any difference from it. After a month the doctor DOUBLED the dosage (40mg) and still nothing. I have been on 40mg now for a little over 2 weeks, but still feel as if it hasn't had any effects

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stmml
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Registered: September 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 72
Fri June 14, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $8.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Gives me more energy, improves depression symptoms
CONS: None observed

I've only been on it for a couple of months, most of it while also taking a small amount of Paxil, but I have not noticed any side effects. And, the medicine's long half-life means that you can forget to take it without noticing any withdrawal symptoms. It's not hard to keep this drug constant in your system.

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rainboots87
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Registered: March 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 494
Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: decreased anxiety and depression somewhat
CONS: dry mouth, insomnia

This helped my issues decently, but it gave me awful insomnia. I tried so many over-the-counter medications as well as strong prescriptions to combat the insomnia and nothing helped me sleep. I eventually had to switch after months of being wide awake in the middle of the night

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Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: -----
CONS: diarrhea

Caused severe stomach upset, could not take it past Day 2.

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shortandcute
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Registered: August 2011
Location: Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 2343
Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: i have calmed down quite a bit
CONS: felt real spacey at first, and nauseas

I have been taking it for a year now and I'm glad.

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learningursula
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Registered: April 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 25
Sun April 14, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $3.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: all good
CONS: none

no complaints

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candisue
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Registered: January 2013
Location: indiana
Posts: 4
Wed January 9, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $3.00| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: felt better for the first month
CONS: NO sex drive, no Orgasms

This was good for the first month, until I didn't want any type of sex. All sex drive was gone!!

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2carsoncooking
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Registered: July 2012
Posts: 2
Thu August 30, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $8.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: nothing!
CONS: SWEATING,INCREASED APPETITE, MENSTRUAL BLEEDING IN BETWEEN, INCREASED HEART RATE

prozac sucks !! as with any man made drug!!! I was diagnosed with depression and prescribed this crap! I went in expecting to be diagnosed with adhd. The dr told me prozac would help with anxiety, pms, etc. took for a month and nothing good came of it and this is on only 10 mg. I am now going to try an herbal supplement and I am sure I will not have the side effects that this crap has given me !!! FOCAL FUEL is what I am going to take , I'll keep ya posted!!! p.s. I stopped prozac cold turkey after 6 weeks.

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2carsoncooking
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Registered: July 2012
Posts: 2
Thu August 30, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $8.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: nothing!
CONS: SWEATING,INCREASED APPETITE, MENSTRUAL BLEEDING IN BETWEEN, INCREASED HEART RATE

prozac sucks !! as with any man made drug!!! I was diagnosed with depression and prescribed this crap! I went in expecting to be diagnosed with adhd. The dr told me prozac would help with anxiety, pms, etc. took for a month and nothing good came of it and this is on only 10 mg. I am now going to try an herbal supplement and I am sure I will not have the side effects that this crap has given me !!! FOCAL FUEL is what I am going to take , I'll keep ya posted!!! p.s. I stopped prozac cold turkey after 6 weeks.

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Sat August 4, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: it didn't have side effects.
CONS: it had no effects.

This medicine did absolutely nothing for me. I'm not knocking the medicine, just saying, did nothing for me.

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Negativeone74
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Registered: February 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 6
Fri February 10, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $5.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: it works
CONS: sexual side effects

For depression it works great and for anxiety but the sexual side effects are frustrating.

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Tue November 1, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: it helped me recover from depression
CONS: i had a hard time remembering to take it

i no longer have to take it, the symptoms i was taking it for were resolved. i say it works!

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AndreaJMo
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Registered: August 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
Fri August 12, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: Decreased Anxiety
CONS: Only Worked For Short Period Of Time

I took Prozac for approximately 2 years and I always had to get my dosage increased. It worked for the first year or so before I had to get a higher dose but after that it just wasn't fulfilling it's requirements. There were no side effects that I really encountered other than the occasional headache but that was it. It was an alright medication but I wouldn't go back onto it or recommend it.

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Zabine
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Registered: May 2011
Location: US
Posts: 133
Mon May 16, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: Less lethargic than on other medications
CONS: I was a wreck, moody, irritable

I suffered greatly for 3 months on this medication. I felt like i woke up on the wrong side of the bed every single day.

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PhantomOfTheOpera
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Registered: May 2011
Posts: 2
Thu May 5, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: No side effects for me.
CONS: No change in my depression.

Did absolutely nothing, there were no side effects but there was also no difference in my mood or depression. Maybe I needed a higher dose, I was at 10 mg, but my doctor just took me off of it instead of increasing my dosage.

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ost324
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Registered: February 2011
Location: US
Posts: 7
Mon February 21, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: nothing
CONS: made me extremely emotional and angry

Made me extremely emotional and almost suicidal after taking for only 4 days! Quit asap and luckily no withdrawal after such a short time.

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somethingintheway13
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Registered: December 2008
Sun June 13, 2010 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: no depression on low doses
CONS: nightmare, anxiety, more impulsive, tired

My first med, it worked wonderfully at 10 and 20mg but as i got up to 60mg i started becoming very impulsive and anxious

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sunnyday
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 16
Wed May 5, 2010 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $5.00| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: Good antidepressant- inexpensive
CONS: weight gain, tends to poop out

Good inexpensive antidepressant.

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lavidika84
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Registered: January 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 1
Fri January 8, 2010 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS:
CONS:

I was given Prozac after having a panic attack at age 18 while in the military, and it made me crazy. I never had any thoughts of ever hurting myself, but after about 2 weeks of taking it, I starting having weird vivid dreams about killing myself, and even woke up in the hospital one time. I had cut my arms and legs up with a razor blade, and I don't remember doing it. The medication messed me up big time.

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seriynochi
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Registered: December 2007
Location: Washington, USA
Posts: 2
Wed September 30, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $15.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: made me angry, suicidal, self-harmed more

cheap, but not worth it. i have a mood disorder NOS, probably rapid cycle bipolar, and it made my mood swings worse, suicidal, etc. it was a nightmare. was on it for 7 months

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beatriz
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Registered: February 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 24
Fri September 18, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: My depression went away, for good!!
CONS: None..really, just makes me feel great!

I am very impressed by this product, i mean, really, it doesnt get any better than this! I strongly recommend it, hope it does to all of you out there, as it did to me, Thanks!

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thinker22
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Registered: June 2009
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 2113
Tue July 7, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $5.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None for me
CONS: Tiredness, weakness, depression (possibly none)

Don't think it did anything for me. Like a placebo.

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sunnyday
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Registered: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 16
Wed June 3, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: helps depression, stops crying jags
CONS: weight gain, sexual problems

for a generic antidepressant it is a pretty good one.

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Passion85
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Registered: July 2008
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3
Wed April 8, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: Alleviates Depression, Helps control thoughts
CONS: Affects memory, often tired

I dont think you can really "recommend" a medication to others as everyone reacats differently to different medications and requires different balances depending on their issues. Overall, I find it helps to keep my moods stable (as without it I am moody, emotional and tempermental); however, the main disadvantage I find with it is that I've noticed the negative impact on my memory. My short term memory isnt very good (and I'm 23) when it was before so I am always writing things down now.

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cgniech
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Registered: November 2008
Tue February 10, 2009 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: increased energy
CONS: extreme mood swings, insomnia, increased anxiety, irritability, suicidal thoughts

Prozac did only one good thing for me, and that was increase my energy. Although in retrospect increased energy wasn't worth the cost. I did feel more motivated but i was constantly energetic. I barely slept and was constantly on the go which increased my anxiety. I experienced irrational mood swings and paranoia which led doctors to believe I was bipolar- which i wasn't. My suicidal thoughts became more prominent and dangerous and i started feeling like i was split into two people. This medicine didn't work for me at all--It made me feeling worse and more anxious to do something about it, i.e. suicide.

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skittleburst14
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Registered: August 2008
Sun August 10, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $15.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: It was more effective than most other anti-depressants
CONS: worked for a while, then completely stopped working

I have had major depression, ADHD, anorexia and bulimia since childhood. At first, I thought this was the most amazing drug. For the first six weeks, I had no problems controlling the eating disorder, and my depression lifted the day I took the first dose (60mg/day). Unfortunatately, it ended up making me manic. I went off it for 6 mos., tried it again, and had another manic episode. Went off it for 2 years, went back on it, and it didn't do anything for the first 6 weeks, but then it started making me feel MORE depressed to the point of suicidality, so I had to stop. However, it is a good drug for me to take on the rare occasion that my mood takes a very sharp, sudden drop because it works quickly and keeps my mood from completely tanking. One of the better drugs for bulimia, but not the best. The insomnia on Prozac was brutal after a couple weeks so as much as I tried to adjust to this drug, I never could. I do think it could be very helpful for others though. For me, Provigil is 10 times better.

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Is4110
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Registered: May 2008
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 5
Fri July 18, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Helped with depressive symptoms and obsessive thoughts.
CONS: Slight weight gain, memory lapse.

I was on Luvox, years back, and went on Prozac in hopes it would not make me drowsy. It did the trick, I felt lots better, didn't obsesss too much, and had energy!!! (unlike Luvox that made me want to sleep). I only take 20 mg every other day, with my doctor's supervision. Only see him 1 time a year now. It's cool..I feel that I have really managed my symptoms well and I am in tune with my symptoms. I like Prozac better for depression. Plus, I can still feel a little hyper on this, which is the real me. It works for me.

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daddysGal
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Registered: July 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Mon July 14, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: 1st time that I took this i came out of an 8 funk dark..hell literally!!
CONS: lost A LOT of weight, size 10-4!!

I'm on it for a second time, i;m back to my non-social can't function self..I get like this when it comes around to father;s day and the time my Dad passed. Prozac asved my life..I wasn't going to kill myself but, I wasn't trying to live either!! I also know enough to get out and volunteer with orgs. that need more than I need...homeless people and kids in the ICU...it helps too!!

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trillian
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Registered: July 2008
Fri July 11, 2008 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: i was happy
CONS: i was manic, couldn't sleep, dry mouth

i used to have a drinking and gambling problem and had been free from it. the prozac made me manic. i started drinking and gambling again, spent 3,000 dollars in about three weeks. i was also very fidgity. loss of appetite and hard to fall asleep. i was happy and fine with everything, good or bad. wasn't a good experience for me.

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chaturchand
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Registered: May 2008
Posts: 10
Tue May 13, 2008 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: Works fast on Depression and Anxiety Symptoms....
CONS: Sever memory loss, elevates ADHD sysmptoms

I used to take 20mg but i had to stop due to sever memory loss and loss of activness. Makes me dull....cant think of future....cant plan ahead...cant stress my mind at all.

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cutie1911
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Registered: April 2008
Location: New York
Fri April 18, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 6 

 
PROS: helped with panic attacks, agarophobia
CONS: sugar cravings, weight gain, stopped working after a year

I was taking prozac for a little over a year. It was my first medication I was on for panic attacks/depression/agarophobia. It worked for these symptoms, but caused weight gain ( i went from 95 pounds to 140). I had horrible sugar cravings. Plus it stopped working after a while (i was on 20 mg). No real side effects, withdrawal was easy (compared to Lexapro). I just quit cold turkey. I would recommend this for somebody whom it does not cause weight gain.

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LBear1947
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Registered: March 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5
Fri March 21, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: felt like I was craling out of my skin

I craved sugar, couldn't sleep and was twitchy all the time. Had to go off.

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Anonymous
Fri February 29, 2008 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $30.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: increased energy, decreased anxiety, decreased depression
CONS: dry mouth

This medication saved my life. I started taking it when it first came out and have been taking it ever since. I have never had any side effects except for dry mouth. I started on 10mg and then went to 20mg. I suffered from depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Prozac truly helped me get my life back. My head feels clear and I feel like I can think. It has truly been a blessing in my life. I also want to say that therapy has helped me tremendously as well. I think that the combination of medication and therapy is key.

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ashtinzoe
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Registered: January 2008
Thu January 31, 2008 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: made me crazy

While on it I couldn't get out of bed and then when taken of it I have been in a mixed episode ever since. I can't concentrate to do my school work and i have an even harder time sitting still

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mazer
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Registered: January 2008
Location: in my own crazy world
Posts: 20
Wed January 2, 2008 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none at all
CONS: suicidal and increase anxiety

I was put on this and I ended up being sectioned as it was that bad !This drug should be banned !

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Piecesofme
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Registered: December 2007
Posts: 4
Mon December 31, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS:
CONS: bad side effects, increased suicidal thoughts

Bad, bad, bad.

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BelleSomnium
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Registered: December 2007
Location: South Carolina
Thu December 6, 2007 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Works quickly, relieves pain
CONS: Severe anxiety, agitation, insomnia

I started taking Prozac because I had severe muscle aches and depression during my menstrual cycle, aka PMDD. Prozac worked almost immediately and alleviated the muscle pain and depression. I also didn't experience nausea and fogginess like I usually do with SSRI's. Overall it worked well for me, but I had to stop taking it because it was too activating. I felt like I was on Speed all the time. I had severe insomnia and anxiety that made the pros not worth it to me. I also had sexual side effects. I just recently switched to Celexa. Hopefully I'll have better luck with it.

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