Prozac Side Effects Make Natural Antidepressants Quite Appealing

More potential Prozac side effects are discovered every day, as it remains the most prescribed antidepressant drug on the market. In addition to the laundry list of common adverse reactions that patients experience, there is new concern about the possibility of increased suicidal thoughts in patients who take the drug for an extended period of time.

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, or SSRI, that is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and related afflictions. SSRI's act to correct chemical imbalances of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. It is these imbalances that are thought to be the cause of all of these disorders.

The possible side effects of Prozac are numerous, and in some cases can cause serious harm. Although it is is helpful in temporarily alleviating feelings of depression, you should be aware of all of the potential adverse reactions to the medication before deciding to take it to help with your disorder.

Potential Problems With Prozac and other SSRIs

People who have been taking the drug have reported many different side effects. The following is taken directly from the official Eli Lilly prescribing information sheet:

Most Common Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Difficuly Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Tremors
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sweating
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Impotence
  • Yawning

Other Potential Issues:

Published reports have indicated the occurrence of abnormal bleeding in patients treated with SSRI's. Some patients reported anxiety and insomnia, significant weight loss, mania and seizures.

There have been concerns about the increased risk of suicide in patients that take Prozac.

Some researchers believe SSRIs may increase suicidal tendencies in those contemplating suicide. Still others believe that Prozac and other SSRIs may spur suicidal thoughts in those that did not contemplate suicide previously.

In March 2004, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory cautioning physicians, patients and families about the need to monitor suicidal thoughts and actions. The FDA also asked the makers of Prozac and nine other antidepressants to change their labels to include stronger cautions and warnings.

**2012 UPDATE** Prozac and similar drugs now all have a black box warning label (the FDA's most serious) stating the risk of increased suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, adolescents and young adults. Interesting that a medication created to help with depression would actually make someone more depressed isn't it?

Another recent report warned of the risk of a rare heart and lung condition called PPHN in newborns of mothers taking SSRIs.

Although many of these are rare, they are still very real potential problems. Even if 1 in 5000 patients experience the problem, you could be that 1. So why take the risk if there are safer alternatives?

A natural alternative to Prozac and other SSRIs

As mentioned above, research indicates that depression and related disorders such as anxiety and OCD are caused by poor health of the neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are special chemicals that are responsible for all of the processes that take place in your body. Poor neurotransmitter health is a result of inadequate nutrients being delivered to your brain.

We have discovered a supplement with natural ingredients that can "feed" your neurotransmitters as well as stimulate serotonin production, which is what Prozac and other SSRIs accomplish. These ingredients may be able to improve your sense of well-being and remove feelings of depression.

The product is a special formula called Neuro Natural Serenity and it contains all natural ingredients that may help alleviate feelings of depression as well as promote general health and well-being.

Neuro-Natural Serenity has a synergized blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals for depression as well as other important nutrients for mental health and overall well-being.

Many of our staff as well as our visitors have experienced success with Neuro-Natural Serenity. They have used it to help alleviate feelings of depression as well as to avoid possible Prozac side effects, and have noticed significant improvements in their sense of well-being.

More information about Neuro-Natural Serenity:

We extensively researched the company that makes this special natural formula and have found that they adhere to strict GMP compliance, which are the highest manufacturing standards in the world. This ensures the quality and effectiveness of the ingredients.

Also, they only use standardized herbal extracts, the purest herbal extracts with the highest quality and therapeutic benefits.

All of the ingredients in Neuro-Natural Serenity are supported with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) which guarantees their potency and safety.

Lastly, all of the nutritional products are formulated by a highly-trained, highly-credentialed scientific team that can blend these nutrients perfectly to ensure that they do not interact adversely and offer the maximum benefits to your body.

Read more about Neuro-Natural Serenity and see how you can avoid dangerous side effects today.

As with all health supplements, please be sure to consult your physician or other qualified medical professional before taking any product for depression, anxiety, OCD or other condition.

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