Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication which belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) group. It is used to treat depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic attacks.

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My fiance has loss of genital sensation after taking Prozac. Is this permanent?

Query: Hello doctor, My 54-year-old fiance had just started 20 mg of Prozac once a day five days ago. He is already experiencing a loss of genital sensation and an inability to get aroused. He has never been on any kind of medicine. He is stopping it, but how long will it take to get it out of his system i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prozac (Fluoxetine) remains in the body for up to two weeks and its metabolites for up to four weeks as its half-life is around 72 hours. Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

How to help my restless leg syndrome, dissociation and nightmare along with depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old college student. I have been diagnosed with depression two years ago and I have been taking Sertraline ever since. My mental health is a mess right now. I think I have restless leg syndrome and I always have the urge to move my feet and legs especially when I am lyi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your concern and it seems that you have an obsession and your restless leg can be due to iron deficiency or it may be due to Sertraline. So check out your hemoglobin, and complete blood count to rule out iron deficiency anemia. Restless leg can be...  Read Full »

Exams trigger my OCD. Can I take Prodep just for a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD for past seven years. My OCD is triggered only during my exams. Last year, I took Prodep 20 mg one month before exams and then stopped. I have my exams coming up next month. I have OCD attack, not able to concentrate on studies. Is it alright to use Prodep 20 mg for one mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prodep (Fluoxetine) can be used in OCD and yes it has some side effects as you mentioned but not all the persons taking it suffer from these side effects. And, these are not permanent side effects and remits when you stop the drug. Secondly, it is advisable that you...  Read Full »

Nightfall - Causes & Treatments

Query: Hi doctor, I have nightfall thrice a week. There is heavy pain all over the body. I cannot improve my body even after going to a gym.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nightfall is a very common phenomenon and almost more than 80 percent of men experience it in their lifetime. It is more common during adolescence period as the hormone level is higher at this point of time. There is nothing abnormal if you have nightfall and do not get d...  Read Full »

How can we manage OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I have OCD. I have the habit of counting books for the past five to six years. I have disturbed sleep with many thoughts for one hour for at least seven to eight years. But, for the last two years, I am avoiding such rational things. I also experience mood changing beh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are having symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), social anxiety and depression. You have controlled most of your OCD symptoms and have a problem of excessive sedation with the drug. Most of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake...  Read Full »

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