My husband has been taking prozac for a few years and recently has been diagnosed with acid reflux. Can prozac cause acid reflux? I took prozac for many months with no problems but when I tried it at a later date it really bothered me-- So I am wondering if the prozac may be related.... Please let me know if you think there could be a connection. Thank You
Prozac can cause some dyspepsia (i.e. upper GI discomfort - occurs in 6 to 10 percent of cases), but I am not aware of a direct connection with acid reflux specifically. If you note an association with starting Prozac and your GI symptoms, you may want to discuss stopping or modifying your regimen with your personal physician.
For further evaluation, you may want to consider an upper GI series, or upper endoscopy - both studies can evaluate the upper digestive tract for inflammation, ulcers or reflux.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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