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Generic Name: FLUOXETINE ENTERIC-COATED - ORAL Pronounced: (flew-OX-eh-teen) Prozac Weekly Oral Uses
This long-acting form of fluoxetine is used to treat
depression in people who have been successfully treated with the form of
fluoxetine that is taken daily. Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake
SSRIs work by helping to restore the balance of certain
natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as serotonin).
Fluoxetine may decrease anxiety, improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy
level and may help restore your interest in daily living.
How To Use Prozac Weekly Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fluoxetine and each time you get a refill. If you have
any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually once a week with or without food. Swallow the capsule whole. Do not
crush or che...
The recent report that Prozac may slow the development of brain lesions is the sort of news that maybe shouldn't be reported at all. It's so preliminary that it's of value almost exclusively to researchers. It appears to invite people with MS to consider taking Prozac to slow the disease. It shouldn't.
Three things you need to know:
1. The Dutch study was very small: 19 people with MS taking Prozac, 19 taking a placebo. Researchers used MRIs every four weeks to monitor development of brain inflammation. At eight weeks fewer new lesions appeared in patients taking Prozac; the difference was sustained for 24 weeks.
2. There was no difference in symptoms or exacerbations related to the two treatments during the tests. But side effects did show themselves: People taking Prozac had more drowsiness and nausea than those who took the placebo.
3. The bottom line here is that there is enough evidence to justify moving ahead with further studies of Prozac (and simila...
Alternative Names GAD; Anxiety disorder Treatment The goal of treatment is to help you function well during day-to-day life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications are the mainstays of treatment. Medications are an important part of treatment. Once you start them, do not suddenly stop without talking with your health care provider. Medications that may be used include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are usually the first choice in medications. Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are another choice. Other antidepressants and some antiseizure drugs may be used for severe cases. Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) may be used if antidepressants don't help enough with symptoms. Long-term dependence on these drugs is a concern. Short-term memory problems may also develop with long-term use. A medication called buspirone may also be used. Cognitive-behavioral therapies should be used together with dr...
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