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Saturday, February 07, 2009 country8268, Community Member, asks

Q: is prozac good for anxiety

My doc says I should go on Prozac for my anxiety. Is it a good treatment?

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
2/ 8/09 10:57am

Hi again, country,

 

Prozac isn't FDA approved for anxiety, but is sometimes prescribed off-label for anxiety. A common issue with Prozac is that it seems to stop working after a while for many people. It's common enough that the phrase "Prozac poop-outs" is often used to describe any medication that has stopped working.

 

When you discuss your options with your doctor, you might want to ask about Zoloft and Lexapro. They're both FDA approved for anxiety disorder, and a new study ranked them as the best among the newer antidepressants. You can read more about that study HERE.

 

Good luck,

Teri

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silverfox46, Community Member
2/ 7/09 1:32pm

i was thinking of going on prozac & it's  suppose to be good for anxiety . i suffer from  panic attacks & it's suppose to be good  for  that .you   could  go  to  there web sight for more imformation .are  you  taking it now ? silverfox46

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By country8268, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/15/14, First Published: 02/07/09