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    puppymom57 posted:
    My son has been on 10mg Prozac for 6 weeks and the doctor increased to 20mg. How long before the increase is in his system? He seems to have developed insomnia over the last week.

    Also, I recently saw an article that said there is an even higher risk of suicide when taking Prozac than originally thought. Does anyone have any information about this?

    Puppymom57
     
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    momuv4girls responded:
    What is your son's diagnosis? Medications like Prozac can potentially cause more suicidal thinking and mania in some.

    Its VERY important to note your son's moods/behavior when starting and increasing a medication.

    Is your son's Dr. a Psychiatrist? How old is your son?

    You son being unable to sleep, could possibly be agitation from the medication - I would note it, and bring it up with his Dr.

    -Kathleen
     
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    puppymom57 replied to momuv4girls's response:
    He is almost 18 and was diagnosed with depression. He has had a recent bought with mono. I have brought the insomnia to the doctor's attention and he said to keep an eye on him. I have not noticed any other mood changes since increasing the dose.
     
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    joyastle responded:
    I had a daughter on prozac for 2 years when she was very young. We never had any issues of suicide threats, but we did have sleep issues. We started melatonin and it worked great. Good luck!


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