Fluoxetine ( Prozac )
Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) a serotonin-specific drug is used then the patient does not respond to heterocyclic antidepressants. Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) is used mainly in the treatment of depression. Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) is also used to treat other psychological disorders, these include: OCD ( obsessive-compulsive disorder ), panic disorder, and antiphobic effects. Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) may also be used in the treatment of bulimia.
The habit-forming potential is none. This drug if beneficial should be taken about six months, in a few up to a year.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant, try some non-drug alternatives.
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children or infants. If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it's side effects.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug in the past.
Inform your Doctor if:
Fluoxetine ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Anxiety or nervousness.
Rare: Abnormal sweating, change in appetite, constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea, sedation, seizure, skin rash, stomach cramps, or trouble sleeping.
See physician always: Abnormal sweating, anxiety, change in appetite, headache, nausea, nervousness, seizure, skin rash, stomach cramps, or trouble sleeping.
See physician if severe: Diarrhea, sedation, or constipation.
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Seizures or skin rash.