Fluoxetine To Contrave

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Kay Says:

I have been on fluoxetine for 2.5 years and my Dr. put me on Contrave to help me loose weight. Last week, he told me to stop Fluoxetine one day and start 1:1 Contrave the next. Yes, I've had the nausea and dizziness, but at the end of my first week on Contrave, I am down in the dumps, sleepy all the time and just don't feel like doing anything. Could this be from stopping the fluoxetine cold turkey? I don't like feeling this way, it's affecting my whole life.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Kay! How are you?

Yes, it's most likely due to some withdrawal effects, plus the side effects of starting the Contrave.

The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nervousness, nausea, headache, dry mouth, dizziness and insomnia.

Things should improve in a couple weeks, once your body gets used to the changes. However, if not, or if things worsen, you should consult your doctor.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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deb Says:

is there a transition period for starting Conrtave and stopping Prozac?

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