J.C. asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

can prozac increase blood pressure permanentely ?

I'm taking Prozac, today is my 9th day. These first 9 days have been horrible even the side effects have slightly reduced. I also notice that my blood pressure is higher than normal although when I'm relaxed my bp is normal. I wonder if prozac can cause permanent high blood pressure or it's just the first 2 weeks of starting it.

Thank you for all your responses in advance

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Here are all the side effects.

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

    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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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Can psychiatrists help you? Are there any cures in psychiatry today?

    Check it for yourself - hear it from interviewed psychiatrists.

    5 minutes video


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    50 sec public announcement


  • 1 decade ago

    not permanently...it should go away...it may stay for the duration of the time on the drug or just fluxuate...eahter way i wouldnt worry unless it was super high

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