I have only taken fluoxetine for a week and wake at 4am. Not sleeping well at all. I wake up with terrible indigestion. Is this because I take it at night time.?
Hi Perfect Pink-
Sometimes when you first start your med it can cause different side effects. You can try taking it in the morning to see if that helps your indigestion and sleep. It may take a few weeks for things to settle down. If it continues after that it may be time to talk to your doctor.
I have been taking Fluoxetine for many years. Yes, sometimes it can give me really bad indigestion. I believe it is when you don't take enough water with it, the tablet sits too high it seems and releases their ingredients and this is what causes the reflux - this is my opinion. I always take it after eating and it doesn't matter if I take it at night or in the day. Right now as I am typing I have bad indigestion and have had to take an anti-acid tablet, as I say before I know I didn't take enough water with the tablet and I was rushing about.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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