If someone had been diagnosed with Depression/anxiety for the first time as an adult, and previously had not taken med. on a regular basis anytime during his life. (when he did take meds., he had a low tolerance . Is it unusual to be prescribed Wellbutrin first (taken off because of side effects), then to be prescribed Prozac? I thought Prozac was prescribed after several antidepressants were tried first. Just wondering...
Prozac will sometimes be prescribed first. This depends on the doctor prescribing the Meds and what he perceives to be the best med for the diagnosis. Prozac was the first med that I was prescribed years ago for panic attacks. And just recently again for treatment resistant depression. Prozac helps with a chemical in the brain called serotonin, welbutrin helps with dopamine.
- Prozac Information for Consumers
- Prozac Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prozac (detailed)
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