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OCD and depression medication
My mother has been prescribed Fluoxetine 20 and clonazepam propranol hydrochloride (petril beta 10) for her OCD and depression but she is reluctant to start the same given the possibility of addiction with clonazepam. There are 2 diff dosage for clonazepam (0.5 and 0.25 mg ) in a day. Is this safe for her to start ?
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Clonazepam is given for the anxiety part ...try to show her to a psychologist along with a psychiatrist...both will help her to deal with the anxiety part with medicines aas well as other techniques. 1. Deep breathing 2. Meditation 3.yoga
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Yes it is safe when taken as per advice of your treating doctor Fluoxetine initially increases anxiety, that is why benzodiazipine is added at the start
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Follow your doctor, he will taper this with time
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