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Old 10-03-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Question Prozac and Tegretol

Hey all,
My gynecologist prescribed Prozac for me because I basically have Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder. I will just be taking it for 14 days each month during my menstral cycle. He knows I take Tegretol and Keppra because it's on my chart. But I looked up drug interactions on the internet yesterday, and saw that Prozac can affect Tegretol levels... does anyone have any firsthand experience of this? Do you think it would affect me the same way since I won't be taking the Prozac constantly, just for part of the month? Should I consult my Neuro about it before I take the Prozac?

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Prozac and Tegretol


I was on prozac for a few years,and did not see any difference
in the amount of seizures I was having around that time of the
month was still the only time for seizures for me.
I will tell you though,it never seemed to help my depression or any
mood swings etc. I actually got the case of social anxiety and it made
it worse.I felt much better after coming off all anti-depressants.
The only AD that made any difference in my seizures becoming worse
was wellbutrin.


Old 10-04-2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: Prozac and Tegretol

Lots of meds will effect your tegretol levels just be sure to have them check more often.

Old 10-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re: Prozac and Tegretol

Thanks for the replies!

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