Treatment of dependence on the antidepressant fluoxetine
What is fluoxetine? What group of drugs does it belong to? This is the brand name under which the drug is sold, better known in the world as Prozac ( Prozac ). What is the difference between Prozac and Fluoxetine? Basically, nothing. These are drugs with a similar pharmacological action.
Fluoxetine – what is this medicine, what are these pills for? For what purposes is it used for medical purposes? The drug is an antidepressant and is prescribed for patients diagnosed with depression, as well as for various obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic attacks and increased anxiety. Often, fluoxetine is used to treat OCD (obsessive- compulsive disorders) and neuroses, as well as bulimia nervosa and alcoholism, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia.
Is fluoxetine harmful? Medicine or poison?
Why is fluoxetine dangerous? Can it harm human health? The drug, when used strictly according to a doctor’s prescription, is not dangerous, but there is a risk of addiction. Is it prescription or not? Do I need a doctor’s prescription to get fluoxetine? Due to the fact that in narcology the drug is known as a narcotic antidepressant and belongs to pharmacy drugs, it is impossible to purchase it in Russia without a doctor’s prescription.
How does fluoxetine affect the body of a healthy person?
The drug itself is not a drug, the way Fluoxetine works in depression and neurosis proves that it is a fairly popular and effective remedy. However, there is a risk of addiction with excessive consumption. What is the effect and action of fluoxetine? The antidepressant has a stimulating effect, improves mood, eliminates neurotic and depressive conditions, panic attacks, and normalizes the psychological state of a person.
The action of the drug:
- improves mood;
- activation of mental processes;
- relief of anxiety;
- loss of appetite;
- weight loss.
It is often used in the treatment of chemical addictions. When does the effect come?
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When does fluoxetine start working?
The drug is prescribed in the final stages of addiction rehabilitation. Many patients want to know how long it takes Fluoxetine to start working. The medicine has a cumulative effect, it is taken in a course, so you should not expect action from it from the first pill, but after 1-2 weeks the person’s condition improves significantly, health improves, mood improves.
Fluoxetine – benefits and harms
The drug is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, while the stimulating effect is combined with antidepressant. In a patient taking this medicine as prescribed by a doctor, mood improves, anxiety, fears, and dysphoria are eliminated. In addition, the antidepressant has an anorexigenic effect, as a result of which some patients experience a sharp weight loss (with regular use, anorexia may occur). In some cases, doctors prescribe medication to patients suffering from bulimia. The drug is used by people who need a long concentration of attention, for example, jewelers or drivers. They note the benefit of fluoxetine in that it does not have a sedative effect and does not cause drowsiness.
Is fluoxetine addictive? If the dosage and the period of administration prescribed by the doctor are not observed, the patient has a risk of developing drug addiction. How can a drug turn into a drug dangerous to health and life?
Take for weight loss. The drug helps to reduce appetite, which becomes a way for many people to reduce weight in the shortest possible time. However, the systematic use of the drug in an increased dosage entails such consequences as bulimia and depression. A person’s appetite disappears, depressive states occur.
Taking it like a drug. The psychostimulating effect of the drug attracts people who are in search of drugs that give a narcotic effect. The effect of fluoxetine is similar to taking amphetamines , and therefore often drug addicts use it to improve mood, a surge of vigor and strength, as well as exacerbate feelings.
Admission together with narcotic substances. The drug in combination with some drugs enhances their effect and impact on the human body. Among these substances is alcohol, as well as various barbiturates and antidepressants. You should not combine the antidepressant Fluoxetine and alcohol, as alcohol is on the list of contraindications.
Reception in the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism. The drug must be prescribed strictly according to the prescription to have a certain course of treatment. It is used in narcology in the treatment of chemical addictions to eliminate alcohol withdrawal and drug withdrawal. Incorrectly prescribed dose or intentional overuse can cause dependence on the drug.
How long can fluoxetine be taken? How long you can take Fluoxetine without a break and at what dosage is determined by the doctor based on the diagnosis and the individual characteristics of the patient’s body. The maximum dose is no more than 4 tablets per day.
In the event of addiction, the antidepressant carries a number of side effects for human health. Talk to a Healthy Youth Center doctor about treatment for fluoxetine addiction.
Indications and contraindications
Despite the fact that fluoxetine is considered a pharmacy drug in narcology, it is not banned in our country. However, you can buy it in a pharmacy only with a doctor’s prescription. It is important to take the drug under the strict supervision of the attending specialist. The doctor will be able to choose a safe dosage and duration of treatment without negative consequences for the body.
In what cases is the use of the drug indicated?
- depression (average daily dose 20 mg, maximum 80 mg);
- panic attacks;
- bulimia nervosa (60 mg x 3 times a day, no more than 7 days);
- in the treatment of addiction;
- OKR (60 mgx3 times a day, no more than 5 weeks);
- social phobia;
- anxiety states.
In what case and under what deviations from the side of human health is it not recommended to use this remedy?
- suicidal tendencies;
- epileptic seizures;
- kidney and liver diseases.
side effects of fluoxetine
Like any drug, fluoxetine has side effects . They are especially pronounced when used in large doses on a regular basis. What are the consequences? The antidepressant causes headaches, nervousness, increased anxiety, insomnia and disrupts the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and heart. What happens if you sniff fluoxetine? With a systematic excess of the dosage and taking Fluoxetine through the nose as a drug, not only the “trip” desired by drug addicts can occur, but also heart failure or anemia, as well as anorexia, stomach ulcers and gastritis.
Overdose of fluoxetine
This condition occurs in the case of an incorrectly prescribed dose of the drug, or when using Fluoxetine as a drug and deliberately increasing the recommended dose.
- pupil dilation;
- muscle spasms;
With a severe level of intoxication, coma, cardiac arrest and death are possible. What is the lethal dose for fluoxetine overdose? How many pills can cause death? The maximum dose of the substance is 500 mg. An overdose occurs, as a rule, with an increase in the allowable daily dose by 5 times.
How to remove fluoxetine from the body quickly? In the event of an overdose, it is necessary to call a narcologist at home. Before the arrival of a specialist, you can provide a person with first aid: rinse the stomach, take activated charcoal.
Fluoxetine addiction treatment
Drug addiction is curable. Today there are many ways to get rid of it quickly, safely and painlessly. If the addiction arose by chance, you can get rid of it with medication, but if we are talking about drug addiction, it is worth approaching the treatment in a complex way, with the use of psychotherapy. Treatment of fluoxetine addiction is carried out in the rehabilitation center “Center for Healthy Youth”. Doctors do everything possible to restore both the physical and mental health of the patient. With prolonged pharmacy drug addiction and the use of several narcotic substances and barbiturates, the addict should prepare for long-term treatment in a rehabilitation center.