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6 year old on prozac?
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concernecstepmom posted:
My step daughter is 6 years old and her mother has her on 10mg of fluoxetine taken nightly on and off. (A little blue pill). Her mother told us it was allergy medicine (this started over a year ago which would of made her 5 years old when she started taking it). I did some research on the pill to find out that it was really a gernic form of Prozac. My concern is that she is way too young to be on this medication and we do not see any kind of depression, anxiety, etc. going on with her at all. I have done a lot of research about adolesants taking this medication and it all has been the same thing...bad. And if there was some reaction to this pill and we not knowing she was on it couldn?t that be dangers? We giver her Benadryl, Tylenol and ibuprofen and cold medicines if she is sick or something are those mixes dangerous? She also takes Singulair at the same time with the fluoxetine, is this an unsafe mix?
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Dr_Patricia_Farrell responded:
I'm not an MD and I would think that your pharmacist might be the one to help with any concerns about mixing meds in this child. I don't know if there's a pediatric indication for the med and that should be explored, too.


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