Fluoxetine half life

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Avatar f tn As far as I'm aware Prozac is the most stimulating of the SSRIs. It also has the longest half life and is supposed to be the easiest to quit taking. If your problem is just anxiety I would try something else first. I find Zoloft to be a bit stimulating for me. Lexapro was very neutral and Paxil was very sedating. But we are each different so you may like Prozac.
Avatar m tn 5 mg xanax tablet half in morning and the other half at night So, my brother took the fluoxetine and xanax for 14 days and then again went to the psychiatrist. My brother has not felt any improvement for his ocd or depression from the tablets. The doctor has now prescribed him three 2.0mg tablets of fluoxetine and the same 0.
Avatar f tn So this morning iv put my foot down and told my doctor I knew fluoxetine was doing nothing for me like it had done 3 years ago and needed a change after persuading him and listing all the side effects I was getting he changed me to mirtazapine 30mg to be taken a night with a good drink of liquid my post really is to anyone out there have they had this change and was it better for them?
Avatar n tn in just 2 weeks, i had tremors, confusion and immense fearful, agitated side effects that my doctor lowered my dose to 5 mg a day. half life of flouxetine, i learned, in our systems is 4-6 days. that is long! no wonder, i felt like being overdosed on 10 mg alone. perhaps, dosing depends on every person's severity of condition. but for me, 5 mg is what is tolerable.
Avatar n tn They started due to the Prozac. I know it may take longer to disappear than other SSRIs due to its longer half-life.
Avatar n tn It is currently not available in the United States, so I am unfamiliar with its half-life meaning the duration that the drug stays in your system. But if Bromazepam is not available you can avail yourself with either Diazepam (long-acting) or Alprazolam (short-acting)which I am certain are available in the Philippines. Flouxetine, I believe is available in the Philippines as Eli-Lilly (the drug manufacturer of Prozac)promotes the product down there.
Avatar m tn and 158 lbs (72 kg), I was admitted to hospital March 2007 for two months in order to recover from my ED, during which time I was taking domperidone to aid digestion, daily clonazepam for anxiety, fluoxetine (20mg once daily) for depression, and seroquel for sleep at night.
Avatar f tn know, you are not alone and getting things off your chest helps sometimes and here is a good place to do that, it's friendly and still anonymous please don't put yourself down - getting up late is still an achievment and I am sure there are others - try to look at the half full glass not the half empty take one day at the time - sometimes one hour at the time yesterday is gone and there is nothing you can change about yesterday anymore, all you can do is to forget about yesterday tomorrow
Avatar n tn The medication (also called prozac) has a super-long half-life, and tapers itself without causing withdrawal. The technique is fairly common and works very well; it is usually done to treat withdrawal from paroxetine or Paxil, which has a very short half-life.
Avatar n tn I know Paxil(paroxetine)have difficulties with withdrawal cos the short half-life in the plasma.Fluoxetine has not that problem cos its half-life is 4-16 days though abrupt withdrawal of any kind of these drugs is not convenient.Using fluoxetine can make weight loss but it is very relative.It is important to know the side-effect of the drugs but you must think they are not to come to you.
Avatar n tn It will help some people with depression but doesn't act on the same receptors as an ssri but it may be a good option in my opinion if you have anxiety and mild depression Fluoxetine(prozac) you can usually come right off because of the long half life but you will probably experience some withdrawals after about 5 days once it is out of your system so a taper is not a bad idea unless you don't mind riding out the withdrawals but they shouldn't be near as bad as the other ssri's.
Avatar n tn Another way to avoid withdrawal is to take fluoxetine (Prozac) for a few weeks after stopping Lexapro (or any other SSRI), then simply stopping the fluoxetine. The very long half-life of fluoxetine causes it to leave the body over a period of months, tapering so slowly that the person doesn't have any withdrawal. My recommendation at this point would be to go back on a low dose of Lexapro--maybe half of what you used to take.
1692962 tn?1306196336 Im 18 too I just got these anxiety feeling like 2 and a half weeks ago. Its killing my life.. It feels like im never going to be well. What works for me I just go out on the weekends. Kinda get out of the house change the way u.think even for a while.it helps:) add me bro !
Avatar m tn withdrawal - which is generally a short term (you should be feeling a lot better soon) set of symptoms and is minimized by tapering slowly and (one other trick if this doesn't work) switching to a very low dose of a long half life SSRI like fluoxetine for the last part of the taper. 2. reemergency - a return of the anxiety and depressive symptoms that the medication was treating - which occurs as you reduce the dose and won't go away unless you get some other treatment 3.
497580 tn?1209793290 a girl in the office said she took methadone with her treatment plan. she said it was easiest on the liver and it had a longer half-life. she also said she was very depressed and didn't feel like getting out of bed. i sure hope it's not that bad but i am as ready as i will ever be. thanks in advance for ANY advice or wisdom.
Avatar n tn Prozac (fluoxetine) is an anti-depressant that works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin back into your brain, thereby encouraging it to produce more. It has one of the longest half-lifes of all the SSRIs and is therefore one of the easiest to wean off of. It is generally taken early in the day so that you won't have diffuculty sleeping at night.
Avatar f tn If you are currently taking one 1mg tablet at bedtime, you can decrease that to 0.5mg (half a tablet) at bedtime for a week or so. If that doesn’t work, you can try to cut the tablets into quarters and take 0.75mg. Just monitor how you feel to be sure you are not experiencing withdrawal symptoms. I would also discuss this with your prescribing physician as well.
Avatar f tn Breastfeeding With regard to breastfeeding and the use of Prozac, there is very little in the published literature to guide. Fluoxetine has a long half-life and it may accumulate in the infant. There is no evidence to reassure that breastfeeding is safe and as one paper puts it, it should be a case-specific, risk-benefit decision. There are other antidepressants, such as the tricyclics (eg.
347397 tn?1196461633 I couldn't stand the annoying side effects of the Lexapro, so I asked her if I could try Prozac since it was the last thing I remember being on that didn't have a negative effect on me. Well I've been on it a week and a half, and I'm feeling better, but still having surges of anxiety, especially in the mornings. Sometimes it is worse than others. I find myself worrying excessively about everything in life, unable to enjoy things I used to, and not wanting to go out and do things.
Avatar m tn But i think lithium is augmenting the effect of Fluoxetine HCL (antidepressant) which i am talking for depression. I tried to cut lithium by half (225 mg) but i feel somewhat low in mood. Should i leave lithium, carbamazepamine and lamotrigine. and continue Fluoxetine HCL and amitryptlene. But i want to enjoy my life.. I want : Motivation Happiness Excitement in life .. Please suggest...
Avatar n tn 2) Prozac (Fluoxetine) has a very long half-life, possibly up to eight weeks, and so does take much longer than most SSRI's to 'kick in'. Also, it's thought any individual anti-depressant will only produce symptom relief in about two-thirds of depressed individuals who take it. Again, perhaps speak with your prescriber. 3) & 4) Wikipedia does not give 'ex cathedra' advice and you should be critical of anything you read there.
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Avatar m tn I did lower the dose of propavan to half from previous days, I did feel more energetic than the previous days and I lowered the dose of Paroxetine 4-5 days before. Fluoxetine has a longer half life so that it is day 8 or 9 now since I lowered makes sense. And I probably, have to check, had a litte more mani a that day. And this time I also had been taking Alimemazin- so that might at least partly explain why it got so bad this time around.
649982 tn?1226361502 therese83 makes a good point. Prozac (fluoxotine) has a very long half life and often takes at least 4 to 6 weeks before really kicking in. If in a couple weeks you still do not feel better, may I suggest adding Effexor XR to your Prozac. The two can be taken together and sometimes when Depression causes overwhelming exhaustion and fatuge then a good Neurephinepherine Reuptake Inhibitor like Effexor can work wonders. (something to discuss with your P-doc as an option.
680303 tn?1239988440 i couldnt after 3 weeks and now use fluoxetine to help with the chemical imbalance. ive only been on the fluoxetine for 3 days but i think its helping as my body had completely crashed! im not out of the water yet but im confident in time i will be ok again! cold turkey is not fun! i was so sick ive lost 16lbs! still having trouble eating. once you replace the chemicals needed to make you feel good about your self. you'll be fine.
1571878 tn?1354953383 I finished the bottle and moved on with life. But I couldn't. Every few days, I would buy another bottle, drink half, trip, do it again the next night, then swear I would never do it, again. Except, I would always find an excuse. And when you THINK you're having a blast going to school and work still tripping, you are actually taking a sledgehammer to your life, creating cracks in the foundation and chipping away, until you realize that it has crumbled and there's very little left.
Avatar m tn One thing my psychiatrist did to mitigate it was to divide my dose into two -- same total amount each day, but taking half in the morning and half in the evening. It did help.
Avatar f tn After a week and two days of stopping fluoxetine after 5 weeks and starting straight on mirtazapine my mood is really low and snapping at everything and feel rubbish, I can burst out and cry at absolutely anything and come dinner time everyday I have this heavy feeling behind my nose it that means anything to anyone, I've got the shakes have hot sweats and feel sleepy(zombie) all day until tea time where I feel a little human again and then a few hours later I know I'm ready to take the mirtazap
Avatar f tn Could this possibly be the problem? Can Effexor still be impacting my life a year and a half after withdrawal? From July 2006 to December 2006 I went through a slow and difficult withdrawal from Effexor 37.5, after being on Effexor for about 10 years or so. I initially went on it just due to depression over a bad job situation; I ended up staying on it because I felt so lousy every time I tried to quite. Finally, I used the program and supplements from theroadback.