Fluoxetine and Alcohol
What is Fluoxetine?
To understand the dangers of combining Fluoxetine and alcohol, it’s important to know what Fluoxetine is and how it affects the body.
Antidepressants like Fluoxetine are classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
- Prozac (Fluoxetine)
- Celexa (Citalopram)
- Lexapro (Escitalopram)
- Paxil (Paroxetine)
- Zoloft (Sertraline)
The three forms of Fluoxetine are pill, capsule, or liquid. Doctors prescribe this drug abundantly making it one of the most widely prescribed medications in the United States.
Generally, these drugs are safe with fewer side effects than other drugs in this class. However, using Fluoxetine and alcohol together can cause serious side effects. Also, it’s best to advise your physician of other medications you’re taking to avoid unpleasant or dangerous interactions known as serotonin syndrome.
Getting Help for Fluoxetine and Alcohol Use
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