Fluoxetine (or PROZAC®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, builimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, trichotillomania, and premature ejaculation.
Class: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
FDA Approval: 1987
Dosage Forms: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg
Biological Half-life: 1-3 days (acute), 4-6 days (chronic)
Side Effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, sweating, loss of appetite, anorexia, anxiety, abnormal dreams, skin rash, low libido, increased suicide risk
Routes of Administration: Oral
Pregnancy Category: C (US)