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what happens if i take fluoxetine if i haven't been diagnosed with a mental illness?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Depends: Fluoxetine (Prozac) will increase Seratonin levels in the synapse. If you are not depressed or anxious, you will probably not notice the effect. However, an excess of Seratonin can reach levels that are life threatening. This is called Seratonin Syndrome.

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Last updated Dec 16, 2014

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