A friend linked me this, just thought I would respond. Again SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
I have been on prozac since I was 16, im 25 now, and I have always had alcohol regularly with it. Again regularly is 2 to 3 times per week, I am a 25 year old 6ft, 220 lb male as well.
I was also on zyprexa with it for a period of 2 years and I am off that as well. But for the 9 years I have been on medication, I have been a social drinker I have noticed absolutely nothing as an issue.
My doctor knows how much I drink, never lie to your doctor, and says it is fine as long as I do not to drive and that goes to anyone who drinks period. he also said because everyone has a different body chemistry it may make some people more drowsy, or others that do not agree with alcohol to begin with may be worse. But I have personally been okay with it. So If you drank before, I would stay on the meds 3 to 6 months just to make sure they agree with you and work first before u have a drink.(although I did not ><)
Fluoxetine is recommended, although it is techincally not a brand new generation ssri such as abilify, because it works for so many and has such a low contradiction level. Unless you are doing things like mushrooms or ecstacy which can easily make you go into serotonin syndrome since it dumps it into your brain (and I even have friends that have taken those things on it, their nuts, please do not do those things period with a mental disorder), generally most things agree quite well with the drug.
The misconception is people who say alcohol is a depressant, and prozac is an antidepressant is an invalid argument. Prozac is an ssri CLASSIFIED as an ANTIDEPRESSANT. It is used for many other things but when it comes down to it, it is what it is, a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor". You may have some issue with taking alcohol with it, effecting your GABA receptors, but most will not, people who take xanax and prozac together will have more of an issue than a social drinker having a beer with friends.
Sidenote: 30 million people in the US take an antidepressant, 315 million take some sort of prescription drug. To think that none of them make mixtures worse than prozac and beer is naive, just be careful and tell your doctor of your social activity, you have no one better to trust.
Hope I helped some confused individuals, and ALWAYS consult your doctor!!