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Prozac Withdrawal

By Dr. Emily Kensington

Prozac withdrawal may occur in folks who abruptly stop taking their medication (stopping “cold turkey”) or in those that have missed a few doses.

Notify your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: anxiety, irritability, agitation, lightheadedness or dizziness, psychosis, confusion, headache, insomnia or sleep disturbances, and fatigue or tiredness.

The symptoms tend to improve with time, but can require medical attention depending on the severity and duration.

The good news is that Prozac, compared to other antidepressants, is less likely to cause withdrawal because it tends to stay in one's system longer.

What Is Prozac?

Prozac is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) medication commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. It works by balancing the serotonin levels in the brain which helps balance mood and emotions.

How To Avoid Withdrawal

Avoiding withdrawal symptoms is best achieved by discontinuing Prozac doses gradually and slowly weaning off the medication over time. This should be done by working in conjunction with your prescribing doctor who can gradually and safely reduce your dosage.

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