Misty asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

can i go to work while im taking prozac?

i drive a forklift on graveyard and was prescribed prozac. is it ok to drive and go to work everyday while taking it?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You find the answers here. Prozac is not safe at all.

    Summary of All Adverse Reaction Reports for Prozac (Fluoxetine)

    Note - these are not all adverse reactions - only those most serious.

    1998 cases

    Depression Suicidal/Suicidal Ideations: 113

    Attempted Suicides (not completed): 65

    Completed Suicides: 187

    Deaths (not from Suicide): 34

    Homicidal Ideations: 12

    Homicides/Murders: 17

    Hypomania/Mania: 31

    From: http://www.cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers/


    I would recommend you to watch following DVD that is available online if you have fast internet. It's told by psychiatrists, psychologists and people who worked for pharmaceutical companies. It informs you - beside other things - about side effects that are not often being told by psychiatrists. It also suggests an alternative in the end. When you then make a decision to take antidepressants, you may be better prepared, educated and understand what's going on when you encounter some bad side effects. I would say that these information are actually vital.

    The link sounds a little scary - that’s because many antidepressants have suicidal thoughts and impulses as side effects which you can also read inside the pack of some antidepressants.

    Watch trailer 1:55 min


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    The whole DVD


    Fox News about pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (Prozac, Zyprexa and others)

    3:36 min


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  • 3 years ago

    Prozac Driving

  • 1 decade ago

    You should be fine. The purpose of Prozac is to control anxiety and depression... If the medication is newly prescribed, be sure to begin taking it when you have two consecutive days off so you know how your body will react prior to getting behind the controls of the forklift. :0)

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