This is a question I sure could use some help on. My Brother in Laws nephew just tried to commit scuaside last Thursday by taiking 40 antacids. Thank goodnews he told his mother right away. He is currently in a I guess you would call it a mental hospital for children. They have perscribed him Prozac. This little guy has been through so much trauma and stress its just sad. Anyone have any ifo on children and anti deppresnts. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated... Thanks.
Venlafaxine - Is Prozac safe for a 10 year old boy?
Using this med in kids is an "off label" use but it has been effective in some kids. It does carry a black box warning of increased suicide in kids his age. As long as it is being inducted while he is in the hospital and under observation he should ok.
Hello alisha29. I'm sorry to hear that. Truly am. Such a young age, just a kid. Should be thinking about whats to be found under the Christmas Tree. Yes, to your question. Its used often on children. Nothing unusual about that. Hes in a safe place now, where hes under 24 hour watch, since he did try and end his life. If its allright with you, I'll say a prayer for the little guy. Hopefully hes going to at least begin to feel better and soon. Very best to you and your family,
I'm a little confused, you list venlafaxine which is Effexor then ask a question about Prozac which is fluoxetine. Prozac has a long history and although as DzooBaby states there are warnings against using any antidepressant with people younger than 24, it would be the medication of choice before venlafaxine. As long as he is being watched closely for signs of worsened symptoms both at the hospital and once he comes home, I agree he should be ok to take this medication.
I think it is a bad ideal to give a child that young prozac, He would probably benefit more from counseling and support and love and a lot of attention, not that Im saying he isn't getting that but there are other antidepresants that r safer for kids like remeron which is an old school drug that I started on at 14, i do take prozac now but im 39, wish your nephew the best of health and u r a great aunt to care so much congrats.
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