Is Prozac a narcotic?

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asked Dec 16, 2020 in Other- Health by Martyblankensaw (710 points)
Is Prozac a narcotic?

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answered Dec 31, 2020 by Judy (56,120 points)
Prozac medication is not a narcotic or a controlled substance.

Prozac which is also known as fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication.

Prozac can make you tired so when you're first taking the Prozac you should not drive, operate machinery etc until you find out if you can stay awake when taking the Prozac.

For some people Prozac keeps them awake and for others the Prozac makes the person sleepy.

Prozac is a good medication for treating anxiety as well as depression.

Prozac which is also known as fluoxetine has been used for years to safely treat anxiety and depression and can really help.

When taking Prozac the best time of day is to take it in the morning after you wake up especially if you have trouble sleeping.

Or you can also take it before bed but it may keep you awake.

The Prozac medicine can be taken at anytime during the day or evening but morning is usually the best time of day to take the Prozac.

Prozac can sometimes make you feel worse before it makes you feel better which is normal.

If you're still feeling worse after a week or so then you should let your doctor know.

Usually within a couple of weeks the Prozac Side Effects should go away.

Sometimes Prozac may make you feel worse before you actually feel better which is normal.

Prozac Side Effects do go away eventually and usually after a couple of weeks of taking the Prozac the side effects such as headaches, nausea and trouble falling asleep should go away.

If the side effects after taking Prozac don't go away within a few weeks then you should tell your doctor about it.

The doctor may then decide to take you off of Prozac and when and if the doctor does take you off of Prozac they will usually have you slowly and gradually come off of the Prozac.

So you'd continue taking the Prozac but in lower doses and then eventually you'd stop taking the Prozac all together.

Your doctor may decide to prescribe you a different type of medication like Prozac but with less side effects.

Some people experience side effects when taking certain medications while other people don't experience any side effects.

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