Antidepressants and Alcohol

Antidepressants' Interactions and Side Effects

Perhaps, each of us at least once had to fight with a terrible depression, which did not want to concede. In such a period you want to make your life sunnier and more pleasant. Having the slightest symptom of depression, one will immediately make an appointment to a psychologist, but the majority of people prefer to cope with it with the help of antidepressant "Prozac". Everyone is looking only for his own universal solution.

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Perhaps you will say that it somehow takes a person out from his habitual daily life. But it is insignificant, as the most important requirement is an alcohol prohibition during the entire course of treatment.

May Prozac be taken with alcohol? When you take Prozac, the process of blockade of serotonin occurs in the central nervous system. This process has a great influence on its balance. Prozac taken after alcohol does not contribute to the increased level of alcohol concentration in the blood and does not increase its effect, but it is strictly not recommended to use it.

If you combine Prozac and alcohol, the consequences lead to excessive nervous overexertion, which may burn the nervous system. Some neurons are excited under the action of the drug, others are excited under the influence of alcohol, and as a result there is a moment, when there can be an unpredictable collapse reaction leading to a stroke. Even a minimal abuse of alcohol neutralizes the effect of the drug and the effectiveness of the treatment course disappears immediately. In this case, the mental state of a person remains depressed and the possibility of serious complications is increasing.

It is strictly forbidden to combine Prozac with alcohol. Many antidepressants have a destructive influence on the liver. As they contribute to oxidative and enzymatic processes, like alcohol does, in the interaction with it the powerful force of this influence intensifies greatly.

The drug itself is processed much faster, and the required dose of an antidepressant in this moment is difficult to recognize. The interaction of Prozac with alcohol causes strong increase in a depressive disorder and an immediate stopping of the treatment at any stage.

Prozac - The Fighter With Alcoholism

If you have an alcohol addiction, you may be prescribed Prozac as the treatment. The patient’s sobriety is a compulsory requirement for using the drug. Fluoxetine relieves the withdrawal that the patient experiences, supplying the body with the necessary amount of serotonin. Serotonin, known as "the hormone of happiness" reduces the sensitivity to the pain - and this is what an alcohol addicted person needs. That’s because of the fact that with constant libations and a sharp rejection of them there begins an abstinence syndrome, causing headaches and muscle pain. Serotonin softens the development of the syndrome.

It is not allowed to take Prozac on your own. The course of using it is continuous, that’s why only a doctor should prescribe the drug and control its effect. Like alcohol, Prozac has a serious effect on a human organism, and it may be addictive. But if you will follow the doctor’s recommendations, so using this drug will be a justified risk.

The Cause Of Side Effects Of The Drug Prozac

The drug Prozac along with many other medicinal products can produce side effects. They include: anxiety, fatigue, sleep disorder, coordination disorder, tremor, strong excitement, neuroleptic syndrome with high temperature, increased muscle tone, blood pressure changes, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, sudden weight loss, violated urination, decreased libido, menstrual irregularities with painful feelings, paroxysmal tachycardia, fainting, hemorrhages on the skin, exudative phenomena, alopecia, manic, convulsive, suicidal disorders and the disorders of taste buds, itchiness, chills, hives, vasculitis, systemic disorders of the liver, lungs, kidney, etc.

The main substance of Prozac drug is Fluoxetine, so its side effects are related with side effects of Fluoxetine.

Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine is an antidepressant for oral administration, selectively and reversibly inhibits the reverse neuronal seizure of serotonin.

It helps to improve mood, eliminates feelings of fear and tension, dysphoria. Has no sedative effect. Does not have cardiotoxic action. A persistent clinical effect develops after 3-4 weeks of continuous intake.

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Side effects usually occur at the beginning of the treatment with high doses of the drug, uncontrolled use of the drug, prescription of the drug without taking contraindications, simultaneous use of Prozac and certain monoamine oxidase inhibitors related to antidepressants, antidepressant and alcohol combination. If the drug is prescribed properly, the antidepressant is well accepted by many patients, it leads to recovery, the number of side effects is minimized.