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    I was recently put on fluoxetine (common brand name is Prozac), and was wondering whether anyone with experience of it could tell me about whether it was ok to take Ibuprofen or paracetamol alongside?

    I have a headache and wasn't told about any specific medicines to avoid, but then i didn't ask!

    I've looked online and I saw that ibuprofen increases the risk of bleeding - but it tended to be in older people with liver problems?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Mojojojo)
    Hi!

    I was recently put on fluoxetine (common brand name is Prozac), and was wondering whether anyone with experience of it could tell me about whether it was ok to take Ibuprofen or paracetamol alongside?

    I have a headache and wasn't told about any specific medicines to avoid, but then i didn't ask!

    I've looked online and I saw that ibuprofen increases the risk of bleeding - but it tended to be in older people with liver problems?

    Thanks
    Check the patient information thing in the packet but I'm pretty sure they're not a problem with fluoxetine, it'll make it clear there anyway. Hope they help!


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    Check the patient information thing in the packet but I'm pretty sure they're not a problem with fluoxetine, it'll make it clear there anyway. Hope they help!


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    I tried checking earlier but must have skimmed past it! No mention of ibuprofen or paracetamol

    Not sure if you know but it said to avoid alcohol. It that like completely? I understand why drinking a lot could be problematic, but I feel as it was a doctors surgery used solely by students, they would have mentioned that?
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    (Original post by Mojojojo)
    I tried checking earlier but must have skimmed past it! No mention of ibuprofen or paracetamol

    Not sure if you know but it said to avoid alcohol. It that like completely? I understand why drinking a lot could be problematic, but I feel as it was a doctors surgery used solely by students, they would have mentioned that?
    Good, you should be fine then!

    Alcohol's fine for most people with antidepressants, just remember that it is a depressant itself and you're likely to get drunk a fair bit quicker than you used to before you started taking them. Check with your GP if you're bothered about it but as long as you're sensible you should be alright


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