• NanaNutt NanaNutt
    April 08, 2009
    Is it possible to build up an immunity to fluoxetine?
    NanaNutt NanaNutt
    April 08, 2009

    I have been taking this drug for about 15 years and this past year I still feel the old depression seeping in. The Dr. upped my dosage but I feel no different. Is this because I am just getting old?

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    April 08, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    April 08, 2009

    Nana,

     

    Absolutely. In the case of medications, it's called building a tolerance.

     

    Prozac is infamous for this, so infamous that a tolerance to medications has been nicknamed "the Prozac poop-outs."

     

    Please discuss this with your doctor. It may well be time for a different medication.

     

    Good luck,

    Teri


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