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Can You Get a Prozac Prescription Online?

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May 26, 2021 Read Time - 5 minutes

Warning: The use of certain antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents may increase the risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors. While taking antidepressants mental health can change in unexpected ways. You should call a doctor right away if you experience any suicidal thoughts. Always talk to a doctor about the risks and benefits of taking antidepressant medication before beginning treatment.

Can You Get a Prozac Prescription Online?

Prozac is one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the United States. If you are living with depression, anxiety, or another type of mental illness, Prozac may be able to help you start feeling better.

So now you may be wondering: Can you get a Prozac prescription online? The answer is yes. You can get a Prozac prescription online.

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Can You Buy Prozac Online?

Yes, you can legally get a Prozac prescription online by scheduling an appointment with a licensed medical doctor.

In the United States, you are required to talk to a medical doctor before getting any prescription medication, including Prozac. While you may be able to find websites that will ship Prozac from another country to skirt this law, it is illegal, and there is no way to guarantee the safety and quality of the medication you receive.

Luckily, there is a way that you can buy Prozac online legally and safely. With PlushCare, you can have a video or phone appointment with one of our trusted doctors. During your online appointment, your doctor will ask about your symptoms, medical history, allergies, and current medications to decide if Prozac may be right for you.

If the decision is made that you would benefit from Prozac, a prescription can be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

It’s best to come to your appointment prepared. Read on to learn more about Prozac.

What Is Prozac?

Prozac is the brand name for fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Prozac is prescribed to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

According to MedlinePlus, “[Fluoxetine] is also used along with olanzapine (Zyprexa) to treat depression that did not respond to other medications and episodes of depression in people with bipolar I disorder.”

How Does Prozac Work?

Prozac works by blocking the absorption of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. This helps brain cells send messages to each other, which can lead to a better, more stable mood.

It may take 1–2 weeks to see any benefits from Prozac medication, and it may take 3–4 weeks to see the maximum benefit from taking Prozac.

Prozac Medication Dosage and Treatment

Dosage will vary, but adult dosages typically range from 20 mg to 80 mg. In most cases, “patients begin at a low dose of medicine and the dose is increased slowly over several weeks,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Prozac is available as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or delayed-release capsule.

Always take Prozac exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Prozac without speaking to your doctor first—you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that can be avoided by gradually reducing the dose.


Read: Stopping Antidepressants and Managing Withdrawals


Side Effects of Prozac

Unfortunately, Prozac is not without the risk of side effects. Side effects may range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Headache
  • Strange dreams
  • Vision changes and/or dizziness
  • Feeling anxious or nervous
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Sweating or hot flashes
  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Impotence, decreased sex drive, or difficulty having an orgasm
  • Feeling tired, insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Nausea, diarrhea, and/or vomiting

Considerations and Precautions of Prozac

While Prozac is generally considered safe, it is not appropriate for everybody. Only a doctor can decide if the potential benefit of Prozac is worth any potential risks. As a result, it is critical to share all of your medications and medical history with your doctor to avoid the risk of a serious complication.

Prozac Interactions

Prozac can cause very serious interactions with various other drugs, so you should always tell your doctor about all medications you take, especially:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including pimozide and thioridazine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
  • Other SSRIs

Other Prozac Considerations

Prozac is used with caution in children, teens, and young adults under the age of 25 due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of taking Prozac if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since it can harm the child.

Certain medical conditions may also be affected by Prozac. Be sure to tell your doctor about any conditions you may have, especially:

  • Kidney disease
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • A history of suicidal thoughts
  • A history of drug abuse
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment

How Much Does Prozac Cost?

The cost for a 30-day supply of 40 mg Prozac is approximately $18. However, the cost of your Prozac prescription will depend on the pharmacy you visit and your insurance coverage.

While most insurance plans cover the cost of generic fluoxetine, pharmacy coupons and prescription discount cards can help lower prices for uninsured patients.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Get a Prozac Prescription Online

Ready to talk to a doctor about getting a Prozac prescription online? Click here or call 1-888-497-3159 to make an appointment with one of our experienced online doctors today to see if Prozac is right for you. They will take into account various factors to decide whether you would benefit from a Prozac prescription.


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Sources:

PlushCare is dedicated to providing you with accurate and trustworthy health information.

MedlinePlus. Fluoxetine. Accessed on May 21, 2021 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a689006.html  

National Alliance on Mental Illness. Fluoxetine (Prozac). Accessed on May 21, 2021 at https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Mental-Health-Medications/Types-of-Medication/Fluoxetine-(Prozac) 

Mayo Clinic. Fluoxetine (Oral Route). Accessed on May 21, 2021 at https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluoxetine-oral-route/description/drg-20063952

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