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Fluoxetine is used to treat mental depression. It is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and panic disorder.

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Also known as Fluoxetine, Sarafem, rapiflux, Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, Fluoxetin, selfemra, Lilly 110140
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Prozac

PROZAC (fluoxetine capsules, USP) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (Sarafem, fluoxetine hydrochloride). It is designated (&plusmn,)-N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[(α,α,α-trifluoro-p-tolyl)oxy]propylamine hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H18F3NO&bull,HCl. Its molecular weight is 345.79. The structural formula is:Fluoxetine hydrochloride is a white to off-white crystalline solid with a solubility of 14 mg/mL in water. PROZAC is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor indicated for:...

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Prozac

Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a psychotropic drug for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (Sarafem, fluoxetine hydrochloride).

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is used to treat mental depression. It is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and panic disorder.

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Prozac

Prozac is prescribed for the treatment of depressionthat is, a continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mind/body coordination, decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and suicidal thoughts.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (Prozac) is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Fluoxetine (Sarafem) is used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Fluoxetine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

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Sarafem

Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs - Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short–term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of SARAFEM or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. Short–term studies did not show an increase in the risk of...

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Sarafem

SARAFEM is indicated for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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Sarafem

SARAFEM (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for oral administration, fluoxetine was initially developed and marketed as an antidepressant (Prozac, fluoxetine capsules, USP). It is designated (±)-N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[(α,α,α-trifluoro- p -tolyl)oxy]propylamine hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H18F3NO•HCl. Its molecular weight is 345.79. The structural formula is: Fluoxetine hydrochloride is a white...

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Description and Clinical Pharmacology
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a psychotropic drug for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (Sarafem, fluoxetine hydrochloride). It is designated (±)-N-methyl-3-phenyl-3-[((alpha),(alpha),(alpha) -trifluoro-p-tolyl)oxy]propylamine hydrochloride and has the empirical formula of C17H18F3NO·HCl. Its molecular weight is 345.79. The structural formula is: Fluoxetine hydrochloride is a white to off-white crystalline solid with a solubility...

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Drug Interactions, Overdosage and Contraindications
As with all drugs, the potential for interaction by a variety of mechanisms (e.g., pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic drug inhibition or enhancement, etc.) is a possibility (see Accumulation and slow elimination under CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).

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FDA Alerts
FDA Alerts: Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension [issued 7/2006] The results of a study that looked at the use of antidepressant medicines during pregnancy in mothers of babies born with a serious condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) were recently published in a medical journal... More about this FDA Alert SSRIs/SNRI/Triptan and Serotonin Syndrome [issued 7/2006] A life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome can happen when medicines called selective...

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Indications and Dosage
Adult --The efficacy of Prozac was established in 5- and 6-week trials with depressed adult and geriatric outpatients (≥18 years of age) whose diagnoses corresponded most closely to the DSM-III (currently DSM-IV) category of major depressive disorder (see CLINICAL TRIALS).

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Other Rx Information
Physical and psychological dependence -- Prozac has not been systematically studied, in animals or humans, for its potential for abuse, tolerance, or physical dependence. While the premarketing clinical experience with Prozac did not reveal any tendency for a withdrawal syndrome or any drug seeking behavior, these observations were not systematic and it is not possible to predict on the basis of this limited experience the extent to which a CNS active drug will be misused, diverted, and/or abused...

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Precautions
It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits, to allow changes in your dose and help reduce any side effects.

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Proper Use
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor, to benefit your condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

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Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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Summary
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a psychotropic drug for oral administration. It is also marketed for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (Sarafem, fluoxetine hydrochloride).

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