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Lithium vs. Prozac for Bipolar Disorder

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Lithium

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Other Names: Lithium Citrate

Prozac

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Other Names: Fluoxetine   Sarafem   Lovan   Prozac Weekly   Fontex
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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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 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 sofia
October 24, 2013
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agresivness
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By Maria
September 8, 2013
Maria wrote
Throat on fire!
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
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Trich/prozac
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What patients are saying about Lithium + Prozac + Bipolar Disorder

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from Effexor XR 300...
...my meds last week... Lithium XR 900mgs down from 1350mgs Seroquel 400mgs up from 300mgs Prozac 40mgs switched from Effexor XR 300 » Live...
Better change from the Prozac to Lithium, it might...
...for the Day following the death of Michael Collins in action. Remember Kevin O'Higgins, ...pursue his assassins. Better change from the Prozac to Lithium, it might help. Doubt it...
Prozac would be safer than going to something like lithium
...and requires regular blood draws to make sure levels are safe, because it is easy to slip into lithium toxicity. I would think trying another antidepressant than...
to augment Prozac in MDD Krishnaboy, unfortunately we...
Lithium to augment Prozac in MDD Krishnaboy, unfortunately we do have people come here and misrepresent themselves all the time.   Furthermore, nobody here is an expert, regardless of...
was added and the tricyclic was changed to Prozac. At...
...the history will help them sort it all out. It took many months for me to be diagnosed. Back then it was only classified as Bipolar. Since then, there are 3 classifications (I, II and NOS) with...
dose. I got the racing thoughts thing from Prozac but that...
...in mood. Lamictal is worth a try in my opinion. As far as racing thoughts I'm curious what other meds you are on and what dose. I got the racing thoughts thing from Prozac but that went away...
ssri meds like Prozac than from Lithium. There is also talk...
...with a lower dose of lithium than the older way of ...doses. I found more weight gain from ssri meds like Prozac than from Lithium. There is also talk of Topomax being used to lose...
bi-polar but i take RaquelElnd lithium now i think though...
...but i take RaquelElnd lithium now ...another and prozac did not work for me at all. Everybody is different thought so help...
and Topamax, with Levothyroxine from years of Lithium...
...out there bipolar world! I guess I ...day, as usual. Using Prozac, Invega, and Topamax, with Levothyroxine from year...
I was given Lithium to accompany Prozac, and I also became...
My medication recently changed, as I was given Lithium to accompany Prozac, and I also became addicted to televised sex lines. I began to blog...
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