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What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)

Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder).
It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning.

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)

Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder).
It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Agree w Dr. Pappas

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects may include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia,^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc.
There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in

In brief: Agree w Dr. Pappas

Prozac (fluoxetine) Side Effects may include: decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, GI bleeding, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia,^ anxiety or irritability, tremor, headaches, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, decreased libido, triggering mania, hypomania, psychosis or OCD, hair loss, allergic reaction, hyponatremia, bruising, etc.
There is an FDA warning for possible ^ in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
in suicidal ideations. Prozac is an SSRI antidepressant. It can be used to treat major depression, obsessive -compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, bulimia nervosa & panic disorder.
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