• Spooky Spooky
    September 28, 2009
    Can you overdose on Prozac?
    Spooky Spooky
    September 28, 2009

    I accidently took my Prozac twice -- 80 mg not 40 mg.  Is this way too much to take at once?

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    September 29, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    September 29, 2009

    I would be very careful about this and report the double dosage to your doctor. 

     

     On this medication site they advise:  "Doses above 20 mg/day may be administered on a once-a-day (morning) or BID schedule (i.e., morning and noon) and should not exceed a maximum dose of 80 mg/day."  From what you've reported, you have not exceeded the maximum daily recommended dose, but it's not something you want to do on a regular basis without your physician prescribing that dose. If you take too much Prozac you could be in danger of serotonin syndrome, which you can read about here. 

     

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    • Spooky
      September 29, 2009
      Spooky
      September 29, 2009
      I appreciate you answering me. Oh well it was one good day any way. READ MORE
    • alison.green9920
      October 13, 2015
      alison.green9920
      October 13, 2015
      I took 40mg instead of 20mg for the first 7 days on Prozac. I felt like I was going crazy and like I was going to die....quite literally. I stopped taking it totally for 3 days and started back up, now I feel ok, but it was scary as hell. I will follow my Drs orders from now on READ MORE

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