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Prozac (fluoxetine)

Fluoxetine (or PROZAC®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorderobsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, builimia nervosa, binge eating disorderpremenstrual dysphoric disorder, trichotillomania, and premature ejaculation.

Status: ACTIVE

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)


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