describe prozac in laymans terms



  1. 0 Votes

    According to the company’s site, “PROZAC is an prescription medicine used to treat depression.” They go on to list various types of depression that are treated, and a couple other things it treats, also, including Panic Disorder.

    We need to be really careful describing depression, because some depression, such as the loss of a pet, is normal. The depression PROZAC treats is “clinical depression”, which implies a non-normal depression that doesn’t fade over time. (See the second link, below.)

    As you can guess from the name, a clinical depression needs to be diagnosed by a professional: You can’t just go in and ask for PROZAC because you’ve been feeling down for a couple days. Look at the Mayo Clinic for guidelines, two weeks is considered significant — but only if certain things are true.

    Also, have a very, very careful look at the problems and side effects of PROZAC. (In the first citation.) And the other warnings (such as: NO ALCOHOL). There’s a long list of people who either shouldn’t take it, or who seem to be taking some kind of health risk. And you might be thinking: “Hey, all those side effect won’t happen to me, I’m not allergic to things, and I’m a healthy person!” Wrong. I took a different drug which also had a long list of side effects. I ended up getting them ALL. Including ones I thought were minor, such as a rash. When I phoned the advice nurse — they practically sent an ambulance out for me. All on account of that drug.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!