I was recently prescribed Prozac and after reading about the side effects I am hesitant to take it. Are they very bad or long lasting at all. I was prescribed Prozac for management of my ocd and depression. Is it very beneficial??
Hello msjennibug. Some of the more common side effects to taking Prozac, and I'll list just a few. In clinical studies, Insommnia was the most bothersome. Up to 33% of users reported it. Then Nausea: up to 29% Headache: up to 21% Diarrhea : 18% Loss of appetite up to 18%. The side effects do subside, ease up the longer that you take the drug. Usually the first several weeks is when you'll be experiencing them. It usually will take about a months time for the Prozac to work theraputicaly. Best regards,pledge
I started Prozac four days ago. I also take Xanax-.25 in the afternoon-1.0 to 1.5 at night to sleep. Been taking Xanax for a month. The only side effects I have noticed is diarehhea today. Also tired feeling in my eyes--have no interest in reading very much. Fifteen minutes reading the newspaper is about all I do. Used to be an avid reader. Am hoping that these medications are temporary to get me through a difficult period in the next couple of months. Then I hope to wean off them and have a glass of wine with dinner again! But have to admit that the Prozac has really helped, so I hope the stomach problems go away.
- Prozac Information for Consumers
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