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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Is it safe to take Fluoxetine with bad kidney disease?

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Is it safe to take Fluoxetine with bad kidney disease?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--and we can continue after this if you'd like--yes, fluoxetine can be prescribed to patients with kidney disease but the dosage may need to be reduced depending on the stage of the kidney disease
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. Mum's kidneys were at stage 3 but she has just finished chemoradio and they went very low.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Diane. The fluoxetine won't harm her kidneys but again the dose may need to be low because of her kidney function