Fluoxetine is a drug produced in the form of tablets or capsules. This medication is used for the treatment of depressive states and pathological anxiety, it belongs to the group of drugs of anorexigenic type. Each tablet contains 20 mg of active substance – fluoxetine.
Doctors often prescribe this drug in the presence of obvious signs of such a serious and very dangerous diseases as bulimia. This condition is dangerous because the patient often has virtually uncontrollable bouts of overeating. Then the patient scolds himself for weakness of character, which, of course, doesn’t lead to any good. People, suffering from bulimia, cause vomiting on purpose or use an enema to cleanse the stomach. Fluctuations in weight bring such people into a state of depression, cause feelings of guilt, lead to a decreased self-esteem. Fluoxetine for weight loss does not only allow to lose weight, but also significantly improves the emotional state.
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Fluoxetine effectively copes with such unpleasant sensations as anxiety and melancholy in the development of depression, bulimic neurosis etc.
Fluoxetine relieves anxiety and stress, eliminates fear, dysphoria. Treatment with the drug promotes mood elevation and getting out of apathy. Sleep and appetite returns to normal, vitality noticeably increases.
How does Fluoxetine manage to achive such positive results?
The mechanism of the action of the pills is quite simple: they selectively slow down the serotonin neutral reuptake , which is often called “the hormone of happiness.” The lack of this substance makes a person depressed, leading to the development of migraine and depression.
Fluoxetine is well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and has a sedative effect. Also, this drug does not cause cardiotoxicity. To some extent, Fluoxetine can affect the capture of dopamine and norepinephrine. The drug has a tangible impact on the nature of the neural processes that take place in the nerve tissue and the brain.
Lasting effect of taking Fluoxetine can be achieved within 3-4 weeks of continuous use. The maximum concentration of the active compound in the blood plasma is set already 6-8 hours after taking the medication orally.
How to take Fluoxetine for weight loss?
It is advised to start taking Fluoxetine for weight loss by 20 mg per day. This starting dose should be divided into two stages. If there are no side effects within a week of taking the medication, the dose can be increased to 20 mg. This dose is considered ideal for safe weight loss process.
If you find that 40 mg per day are not enough, then with increasing the dose, it is necessary to consider the fact that it is strictly forbidden to take more than 80 mg of Fluoxetine per day. And then, such high dosage is given to patients treated for manic depression.
Reducing the dosage should also be gradual. That is the only way to eliminate withdrawals. Every week you need to reduce the consumption of Fluoxetine by 20 mg. The feeling of slight dizziness after a dose reduction is considered quite normal. If, however, you will notice headache, increased irritability, sleep disturbances, nausea, then the dosage needs to be reduced more gradually in the future.
It is not recommended for the elderly to take Fluoxetine for weight loss. If you decide to take this step, the dosage should be reduced exactly in half. That is, it should be started with 10 mg per day, and then – 20 mg.
Standard treatment lasts 4-5 weeks. After the course of treatment is finished, it is necessary to make a 2-3-month break. Further, if the body shape needs further improvement, the course can be repeated.