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Prozac Addiction


Prozac is the grandfather of psychotropic drugs, used to treat depression and other mental and mood disorders brought on by a chemical imbalance. Prozac is designed to be taken every day. Many people wonder if it is addictive.

Technically, the answer is no, since stopping the drug will not result in withdrawal symptoms, However, people can become dependent on Prozac, and stopping the dosage could lead to such symptoms as nausea, dizziness and headaches, among other maladies.

However, this does not rise to the level of "addiction" under technical terms; rather it is called "antidepressant discontinuation syndrome."

It is very important never to simply stop taking Prozac. You need to come up with a plan with your doctor that will likely result in reducing your dosage until you are effectively weaned away from the drug.