Can Prozac Be Taken As Needed

Question

Asked by mjc

Can Prozac Be Taken As Needed

can I take prozac periodically when I am extremely stressed and feel panic attack coming on & have insomnia or does it need to be taken on a regular basis?

Answer

I believe Prozac, like any antidepressant, needs to be taken regularly to work. You might ask your doctor about getting something like Klonopin to take when you feel panicky, as that is more of a sedative and works right away, unlike Prozac. It's also good for insomnia, but there is some risk of dependency.

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