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Intuniv vs. Prozac for Anxiety

Intuniv

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Other Names: Tenex   Guanfacine

Prozac

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/ 278,575 posts
Other Names: Fluoxetine   Sarafem   Lovan   Prozac Weekly   Fontex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,936 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Guanfacine (brand name Tenex, and the extended release Intuniv) is a sympatholytic. It is an agonist of the Alpha-2A adrenergic receptor subtype of norepinephrine receptors. These receptors are concentrated heavily in the prefrontal cortex an... Read more on Wikipedia
Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Sickwithpain
May 3, 2014
Sickwithpain wrote
Prozac and pancreatitus ???
Flares not glares lol
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
yes, I have ulcerative colitis, since stopping prozac.....I have no pain at all.....still have small glares but no pain! Life is soooo much better......now to get the doctor to believe me if I ever have to go back onto antidepressants
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
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By patomime
April 15, 2014
patomime wrote
prozac itchy scalp
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By Kenze
February 25, 2014
Kenze wrote
On Flouxetine(Prozac) For Depression And Bad symptoms in 2-4 days of taking it.
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By Thomas8185
January 21, 2014
Thomas8185 wrote
my 8 year old son has nightmares
We just started my son on Intuniv also. He started on 1mg for one week and then went to 2mg. He's been on 2mg for just over a week and the last two nights he has woken up acting weird. Crying and shaking his right arm and hand saying they won't leave me alone. I hold him in the rocking chair and rock him rubbing his head and calming him down and try to get him to wake up all the way. Once he is fully awake he has no idea why he's crying. Tonight he did the same thing again crying that the
Angela  |  January 31, 2014
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By sofia
October 24, 2013
sofia wrote
agresivness
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By Maria
September 8, 2013
Maria wrote
Throat on fire!
I used prozac 1st in the 80s. Started having stomach and ephogus and throat burning. Was treated for GERD. No improvement. When I finally discontinued Prozac the burning slowly went away. Stopped GERD meds for a couple yrs. Went back on Prozac and the severe burning started again after several days. Have stopped Prozac ... burning stopped. Prozac helped my depression and II really want to take but just can't endure the burning. Even kept me awake at night. Oh, when I told drs about they
linda  |  June 5, 2014
I also experienced the same burning sensation, when I swalloed the flouxetine pill, and it lasted for over two hours. I drank hot tea and coffee I thought thathot liquid helped releive the burning that I felt in my throat.
Samantha  |  April 5, 2014
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By Carriegeo
September 8, 2013
Carriegeo wrote
Trich/prozac
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What patients are saying about Intuniv vs. Prozac

163 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
odd reason I did find intuniv with my stimulants to stop...
...path leads nowhere. So at this point I know that I am going to have to attempt prozac again or try intuniv with my stimulants again. For some odd reason I did find intuniv with my stimulants to...
made it worse and the Prozac and Intuniv seem to help quite...
...most people don't notice this about me - or when they do, they don't comment. As it is, I'm not too worried about it but I am more aware since I was diagnosed and began treatment. My p-doc didn't ...
spitting. We increased intuniv about month ago and his...
...bright and funny. He has Asperger's, ADHD, and a touch ...non-stop. And spitting. We increased intuniv about month ago and his prozac is the same. I'm at...
well with Adderall, Prozac, and Intuniv. Not perfect, but...
...pain meds for my rheumatoid arthritis and have been ...with first line treatment - plaquenil which is an ...the disease. I am doing well with Adderall, Prozac, and Intuniv. Not perfect, ...
Prozac and he just started Intuniv too. His Dr. thought...
...calls a week about his bad behavior at school. Nobody ...adhd and social anxiety. He takes Medadate, Prozac and he just started Intuniv too. His Dr. thought that the Intuniv might help with his...
She also takes 5 mg of Prozac in the afternoon....
...and 1 mg of Intuniv. She also takes 5 mg of Prozac in the afternoon. ...'verbal aggression') her psychiatrist increased the Intuniv (we have been ...be great, because the Intuniv has been he...
It's the Prozac, not the Intuniv!
...the Prozac, not th...
constantly. It seems as though the Prozac really helped...
...as well and started him on Prozac 5 mg. we eventually ...adderall xr 5 mg Prozac an .5 mg Intuniv. ...are what get him in trouble constantly. It seems as though the Prozac really helped for a...
last time we tried Intuniv, it made him SO sleepy we had to...
...if you count the Prozac for the anxiety that is either ...seem any better either. I'm tempted to try a non-stimulant, but last time we tried Intuniv, it made him SO sleepy we had to...
tried intuniv? my son has been dx with bp and is currently...
...tried intuniv? my son has been ...currently on zyprexa and prozac.  dr thinks there might ...well. we are  trying a non-stimulant intuniv (generic is guanfacine)  for aggressi...
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