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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

No More Panic forum posts about this medication can be found here: Fluoxetine / Prozac

Fluoxetine is a SSRI drug This drug is licenced in the treatment of depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and bulimia.

Warnings

Wean off this medication extremely slowly and watch and monitor patient especially carefully for abnormal behaviour whilst doses are changing. SSRI rebound syndrome may be possible.

  • Do not take this drug if you are pregnant
  • 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

  • You had negative reactions to this drug in the pass.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease.
  • If you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drug.
  • If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be under-going any medical tests.

Symptoms or Side Effects

Common

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness

Rare

  • Abnormal sweating
  • Change in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Seizure
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach cramps
  • Trouble sleeping

See doctor always

  • Abnormal sweating
  • Change in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Seizure
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach cramps
  • Trouble sleeping

See doctor if severe

  • Diarrhea
  • Sedation
  • Constipation

See doctor NOW

  • Seizures
  • Skin rash