Generic Name: FLUOXETINE ENTERIC-COATED - ORAL Pronounced: (flew-OX-eh-teen) Prozac Weekly Oral Precautions
Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
personal or family history of bipolar/manic-depressive
personal or family history of suicide attempts
low sodium in the blood (such as may occur while taking
"water pills" - diuretics)
severe loss of body water (dehydration)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
Tailoring medication to the needs of the individual has always been something of a hit-and-miss affair when it comes to anxiety. The prescribing doctor has no way of predicting whether a patient will respond positively to the prescription they are about to write. Almost inevitably this leads to a series of repeat visits where the patient attempts to describe the effects of their medication and the doctor tries to modify their prescription or dosage accordingly.
A team of researchers have now focused their attention on mechanisms of the brain that may one day help doctors prescribe medication with a lot more certainty. Dr Luan Phan and colleagues, have recently reported some interesting findings in the Journal of Neuroscience, using a combination of brain scans and marijuana.
Marijuana contains the active ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is known to help reduce the brain's response to threats in a region of the brain known as the amygdala. The amygdala i...
Social anxiety disorder cannot be cured. Medications are available and have been found to be helpful for some people. Medications sometimes will allow a person to receive more benefit from behavioral therapy. Some of the considerations to consider before beginning medication are: • The severity of symptoms • Other medications you may take • Your current physical health A medical doctor or a psychiatrist must prescribe medications. Many times the prescribing doctor will work as a member of a team, which can include psychologists, therapists, counselors or social workers. There are a few different types of medication currently prescribed for social anxiety: Antidepressants have been found to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. These medications do require at least four to six weeks of treatment in order to determine their effectiveness. Patients must be willing to try medications for this period of time in order ...
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