Our expert says:
Interestingly, Fluoxetine has been associated with a chronic dry cough and also with the development of interstitial lung disease. However, one needs to be sensible and not get anxious and over-interpret what I am saying and what is out there in the literature. There are many other common causes of chronic cough including chronic hay fever, acid coming up the food pipe, asthma, etc. As you have a concern, you need to discuss this with your doctor and at least get a chest x-ray. Another tactic might be to stop the Prozac (provided it is safe) and see if the symptoms resolve. You can then re-challenge and if the symptoms reappear then you have confirmed your suspicion. If you do stop, make sure you discuss with your doctor the necessity for introducing an alternative if required.
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