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Fluoxetine and Xanax

07/07/2009

Question:

Hi dear doc.

I was prescribet to use Fluoxetine 20mg in the morning and xanax 0.5 mg in the evening but i still don`t see any improvement since two weeks i started i lost my appetite and now i can`t sleep well eventhough i feel sleepy. this is the third time I`m using this kind of medications. first time it was successfully and the second time also but now .....

please give me any idea about this situation.

Answer:

This is quite a normal regimen and in fact it has been successful for you in the past by your account. The recurrent nature of your depression may mean that it

I would contact you physician and reevaluate dose and time first, along with any changes in your medical status.

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Response by:

Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP
Formerly:
Introductory Clinicxal Psychopharamcology
Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Clinical Therapetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University