I started Prozac 5 days ago. I have an unbearable itchy rash. Does anyone know if this is a normal side effect that will go away? I didn't take it today but still itchy!
Hi, Emij0322! Approximately 3% of Prozac users will develop a pruritic rash and/or urticaria as a *normal* side effect that goes away over several days to a week.. But you could be allergic and there is also a syndrome, Steven Johnson, which is exceedingly rare but can become very serious.
You should notify your doctor immediately and stop taking the medication until you speak with him/her.
Best wishes to you and good luck. Wildcat
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