Fluoxetine HCL 20mg (Prozac)

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Just got prescribed this medication today and nervous to start taking it. I'm a 24 year old male who's been suffering with anxiety for the better part of this year. Have any of you guys taken this Medication and how does it effect you?

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    It's a well-known SSRI anti-depresant with generally good effects and outcomes in the people who take it. Side-effects are common in the first few weeks but are generally gone by week five. Fluoxetine takes roughly eight weeks to kick in fully. If you don't feel benefit at this point the options are

    a) increase the dose to 40mg    or

    b) start again with a different medication.

    Most people find that side-effects are mild and some feel none at all.

     

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    Oh, and Will - it works well for anxiety so don't sit staring at the box. Start taking the darn stuff, ok?

    Chrissie.

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      I appreciate the respond and yes I'm going to start taking them but I always worry so wanted to hear what people had to say about them. Also freaked out bc the prescription was so cheap. Only 1$

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      So you wanted to pay more?

      I bet it's generic. That's always well cheap. Think like this - every drug company in the US makes their brand of fluoxetine......result.....the patient wins. You could always take it back and ask for a more expensive brand lol. Seriously, I have kids your age and I would definitely encourage them to take the medicine, not store the box by their bed for several days while they thought about it.

      xx Chrissie

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      Didn't want to pay more. Just new to all of this and I've been prescribed antidepressants that didn't do well for me and they've all been well over 1$ so was just curious as to why. I've taken the medicine already. Just thought I'd see what other people had to say. Never said I was gonna keep it on display next to my bed.

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      My apologies, Will. I misunderstood you. I got the impression that you weren't very keen to start taking the Prozac, and i was trying to encourage you to take it. I hope i didn't come across as offensive.

      I was thinking about the low price of Prozac. it must be because it was the first medicine of its kind to be invented.

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    I'm a Registered Nurse, Will. Please take the medication.......

    Chrissie

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