I do not have this problem with any other pill, whether it be rx or over the counter. I need this medicine (prozac 40 mg capsule) but tend to skip it every other day because of the agony that comes with it.
See if you can get another manufacturer for your Prozac sometimes that makes a difference. If you still get heartburn, talk to your doctor.
I hope others on this site will respond with maybe some options.
Hope you find what is the cause soon.
I was proscribed Prozac (20mg fluoxetine) a couple of weeks ago and I had the same problem. I have no issue taking any other pills of any size. It's like it would be stuck in my esophagus for days and I felt heartburn right away after taking it. The pills I take are blue capsules and I found a forum online where someone was saying that it's the gelatin capsules that cause the problem. So I talked to the pharmacist and he said I could open the capsule and mix the medicine with food and take it that way. So now I open the capsule and dump it out into a spoonful of sugar free pudding, mix it, and swallow it, and drink water after. No more heartburn! I think you could mix it with applesauce, chocolate syrup, yogurt, anything like that. I just throw away the empty capsule. I hope this helps.
I'm so glad I saw this! I used to take Prozac in different capsules, no problems for years. After they sent the blue capsules I am in agony... I've had this awful feeling of something stuck in my throat and it feels very acid-like... awful. I will now be mixing it in my food until I can get different capsules. Thank you.
I developed the same thing. I called my pharmacist and they changed me back to the green and white pill manufacturer and asked me to call and report it. The blue capsule manufacturer's phone number is 1-866-210-9797. The green and white one never gave me heartburn. The gelcap theory seems right since it starts immediately and goes away in less than 2 hours when the outter portion would be disolved. Good luck.
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