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can one smoke hash while taking prozac?

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can one smoke hash while taking prozac?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
There are no well studies interactions according to FDA prescribing information.

However, this does not mean that there are no interactions.

Anyone with depression, etc...is playing with fire with hashish.
Also there could be interactions with prozac...not really known.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


i need to know what are the bad effects that could/might happen.

Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 1 year ago.
There have been reports of acute Psychosis,hallucinations and rarely tachycardia while combining Prozac and Cannabis.Further both Prozac and THC are plasma bound and the body preferentially excretes the prozac over the Cannabis metabolites thus reducing its efficacy.Motor coordination is affected by both substances so activities like driving should be avoided.Absolute contraindication would be MAOI antidepressant use while smoking pot.There are a lot of reports(not studies) which indicate no real interaction between the prozac and Cannabis.
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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
I have noticed a poor service rating from you.

In fact the interaction has not been looked at in clinical trials.
So what happens to you is largely unpredictable.

You should not do it as I stated above.

I will work with you until you are satisfied on the question, but poor service simply rates me negatively

Here is a very interesting usa today write up on this.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2001-01-24-tyson.htm

Please read it carefully and you will see that the word is still out on exact interactions, but that there are very possible negative interactions. It says what some of these might be.


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