Asked by: Filipp Zanetteasked in category: General Last Updated: 15th June, 2020
Is Prozac safe long term?
Keeping this in consideration, what are long term side effects of Prozac?
Considering the limited data available on long-term, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor management, we report for the first time on two cases of late-onset adverse effects occurring 6 and 10 years after chronic-fluoxetine treatment in which patients experienced symptoms of restlessness, tension, agitation, and
Furthermore, is it bad to be on antidepressants for a long time? Long-term—even indefinite—use of antidepressants may be the best treatment for someone with multiple past episodes of depression, especially if they have a history of suicide attempts or have residual symptoms, like sleep problems, says Dr. The big danger of going off antidepressants is the risk of relapse.
Then, can you stay on Prozac for life?
For most people, fluoxetine is safe to take for a long time. If you've been feeling better for 6 months or more, your doctor may suggest coming off fluoxetine. Your doctor will probably recommend reducing your dose gradually over several weeks - or longer, if you have been taking fluoxetine for a long time.
Can Prozac damage your brain?
People suffering from clinical depression have lower than average levels of serotonin in their brains. Prozac gradually restores serotinin to its proper level, then maintains that level. In fact, the massive release of serotonin may leave nerve cells depleted and cause irreversible brain damage.