Dangers and Interactions of Mixing Alcohol and Prozac
Antidepressants are a relatively commonly prescribed type of medicine, and one of these is called Prozac, which is the brand name of fluoxetine. Prozac is prescribed to patients to treat not only depression but also panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Prozac is a part of a class of drugs called SSRIs, and they impact serotonin levels in the brain. Because of how commonly Prozac and other SSRIs are prescribed, people don’t often think about possible side effects and interactions, for example, a potential interaction between alcohol and Prozac.
Below is more information about Prozac in general, and the dangers and interactions of mixing alcohol and Prozac.
- You may feel more depressed than you would ordinarily if you combine alcohol and Prozac
- You may experience more side effects of both alcohol and Prozac when you take them together
- You may become drowsy or sedated which could put you at a higher risk of being involved in an accident
- You may have impaired thinking, alertness and judgment
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