Prozac

Prozac is the commercially available brand name for the drug Fluoxetine. Fluoxetine is an antidepressant and is used in the treatment of depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, severe premenstrual syndrome, and bulimia. It helps in improving the mood, sleep, appetite, and energy levels.

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Why do I get too wet during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. For the last four years, whenever my partner and I have sex, I get too wet. It is so that neither one of us can feel anything. I have been to the gynecologist. She told it was because of my Bartholin's glands, and they froze them. But that did not work. Aga...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not due to anything related to your physical anatomy. If there were anything abnormal physically, then you would get wet apart from sex too. It may be related to hyperstimulation. Prozac (Fluoxetine) has sexual side effects, usually calming but maybe stimulato...  Read Full »

Can I use Paroxetine for bipolar II disorder, anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia?

Query: Hello, I'm looking and would like to discuss my treatment options for my conditions. I've bipolar disorder II, social and generalised anxiety disorders, panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. In past, I used escitalopram, venlafaxine, fluoxetine, sertraline, lithium, depakote, quetiapine,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from psychiatrist. you should continue medications on which you are stable at present. 1)duloxetine may be good option for you. it does not increases blood pressure. 2)tablet escitalopram takes around 4 weeks for full effect after starting medications. 3) yup,prozac can dec...  Read Full »

My anxiety is worsened after using Klonopin and having panic attacks in the morning. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and take both Prozac and Wellbutrin daily. I also have extreme anxiety and take Klonopin. Lately, my anxiety has worsened to the point that the Klonopin does not help like it once did. I wake up almost every morning having a panic a...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anxiety disorder and related panic attacks are best managed by a combination of medication and psychological therapy like CBT. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is effective not only against depression but also helps with anxiety. Discuss with your doctor whether you are on the opti...  Read Full »

I would like to take Prozac but I am already on Ashwagandha. Is it fine to take them together?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking 500 mg of Ashwagandha a day and would like to also take Prozac 20 mg with it to help. Are they ok to take together or should I avoid it?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, take Ashwagandha 500 mg two times a day with water after food for anxiety for one month regularly. As you are advised to take Prozac 20 mg (Fluoxetine), you can take it as prescribed by your physician. But keep some time gap between Ashwagandha and Proz...  Read Full »

Can antidepressants cause low sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have no sex drive whatsoever and cannot obtain an orgasm. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with due interest and understand your concerns. Low sex drive is a common symptom of a variety of medical and psychiatric disorders. Before I speculate anything about it I need you to answer a few questions in detail. Mention the duration of the pro...  Read Full »

Taking Prozac has made my libido very low. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I have been taking Prozac for probably 6 months, which has made my libido very low. Will it go back to the way it was if I stop the medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a known cause of low libido and this might be a single or contributory cause in your decreased libido. In my view, solutions to your problem are: If your problem for which you started Prozac was of short duration, then you can...  Read Full »

Is Prozac a better alternative for Paroxetine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe anxiety disorder for the past two years. It all started with a severe panic attack then I was diagnosed with acute hypochondriac. I have been always worrying about my heart health and fearing that any time I may get an attack. This has reduced my quality ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Hypochondriasis is a serious anxiety condition which cause severe symptoms and fear about health condition. Both Paroxetine and Prozac (Fluoxetine) are the drugs belonging to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) group of drugs. ...  Read Full »

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 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 if h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

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 halflife is around 72 hours. Thanks and regards. For more information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/psychi...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best drug for GAD and social phobia. What are its side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I will first summarize my case, and then I will put my query. I had been diagnosed to have GAD and social phobia before 10 years, and I was taking Paxil 20 mg daily in the evening along with CBT. The result was excellent. The anxiety and depression went away, but with a very high level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesh Gupta

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Out of the three options, the third option would be the best possible concerning the balance between the effectiveness and side effects. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Lexapro (Escitalopram), both are almost equal regarding the side effects and efficacy. Ba...  Read Full »

Is it risky to take anti-depressants along with my MS medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had multiple sclerosis for five years. I have been taking Tysabri once a month from four years. Recently, I have been more depressed. My psychologist suggests that I take Prozac for my depression. Does Prozac interact with Tysabri? I have read online that it is risky. I am attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The study which you have mentioned is not a proper research study. The sample selection is random and there are many biases in this study. I could not find any specific study that discusses drug interactions between Tysabri (Natalizumab) and Prozac (Fluoxetine). But, o...  Read Full »

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