Active Ingredient(s): Fluoxetine
FDA Approved: * December 29, 1987
Pharm Company: * LILLY
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Prozac Overview

Fluoxetine, also known by trade names Prozac and Sarafem among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.[2] It is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.[2] It may decrease the risk of suicide in those over the age of 65.[2] It has also been used to treat premature ejaculation.[2] Fluoxetine is taken by mouth.[2] Common si...

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Prozac Side Effects
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I was on 10mg and just went up to 20mg 5 days ago. My jaw hurts, sinuses are blocked and my mouth feels sore like I ate too much salt. I also feel foggy and off. Is this normal? How long will this last? ## I just got on prozac 20mg. 4th day today i have all the same symptoms as you besides the jaw. its all normal yoga girl. The weird things is that its hard to get mad. That's a plus i guess. I hear that the foggy feeling get weaker as time. no worrys ## Yes, I can assure you both that such side effects only last for a few weeks, it was about 3 weeks for me, whenever I adjusted my dosage. They do improve and eventually go away completely. If they don't, then it might not be the right medication for you. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and wei...
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drug being given my husband to control anger in dementia ## i have discovered a friend of mine is prescribed deficote as well as prozac should i be worried? ## Are you referring to Depakote? The name is very frequently misunderstood. It is most commonly used to prevent seizures and to treat bipolar disorder. The FDA warns that its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Isabel, as to them combining the medications, it should be okay, if his doctor has prescribed them both and decided they are safe for him. Have they experienced any odd side effects, or reactions?
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Suicidal Thoughts On Fluoxetine
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Alright so hello guys, I’m having a very scary problem. I’ve been taking fluoxetine (Prozac) for about 5 weeks. Things have been great the past few weeks, I was feeling really good! Before the medication I was having tons of suicidal thoughts but now for the past few days those thoughts have come back and even more scary, I feel motivated to actually act on them. Only thing keeping me going is I do still have hope and I know it will hurt my family. So have any of you had this problem? Should I keep taking the medication? Will I feel better again? I felt like this medication was working really well but now I feel lost again. I’m hoping this is just a bump and things will start progressing again.
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Antidepressants that don't cause weight gain or fluid retention
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I am on the search for an antidepressant that will not cause weight gain or fluid retention. Can someone give me some personal experiences with medications they were on? Thank you so much. ## I've had very good luck with Prozac/Fluoxetine, which I take for perimenopause symptoms. I am a congestive heart failure patient, which high blood pressure, so I can't take anything that could cause weight gain, or fluid retention. The FDA lists this medication as causing side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight loss. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Updated 2 months ago.
antidepressant containing opium
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antidepressant containing opium or opiates. Opiates used for depression. ## That is not a common use for opiates, in modern times, due to their addictive nature and the risk of abuse, which the FDA warns about. They may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. What other medications have you tried? Have you tried any SSRIs, or SSNRIs? Some examples would be Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, or Cymbalta?
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prozac has ruined my life
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I have been on prozac for the last two and a half years and it has ruined my life. Since taking prozac I have lost my job, my home, my friends and family and almost my children. I also dropped out of uni. ## you need to be more specific... i was on zoloft for twelve years and one day it just flipped on me and I had severe depression to where I couldn't even get out of bed i just wanted to throw the sheets over my head and not move... since then I changed to prosac and it has been a miracle drug for me... i work, i have a three year old i am very productive in society... so everybody's different maybe you should try a more recently made anti-depressant... perhaps prozac is not for you. Also check into ambilify... I cant take it i had a severe reaction to it... but some people say...
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Prozac Nation? Are we addicted to Antidepressants?
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We live in a nation where drugs are created for every conceivable human feeling. Do you ever wonder if these feelings are normal and not meant to be drugged away? What if your depression and anxiety were you body's natural way of telling you something is going on with you, that you need to pay attention to something inside of you? Seriously, how else would our mind and body alert us if something is wrong, if not through our depression and anxiety? Are we then actually harming ourselves by medicating away our body's natural reaction to stress? I like to hear your thoughts on why we should or shouldn't stop taking drugs. ## You are so correct with this statement. Our bodies are telling us it isnt working right, but most doctors are too quick with the ink pen to try to find the...
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Prozac and Zoloft for clinical depression
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Hey, I'm going through clinical depression... Depression struck me four years ago. I realized something wasn't right and I forced my parents to take me to a doc. My diagnosis was a herculean task. It took almost 6 months of medicine trial and counseling and then came to a conclusion that I had OCD and depression. Thereafter, the doc prescribed me many different types of medicines and one medicine made me feel slightly better but increased my weight by about 25 kilos... So he tried one more medicine and I'm in the worst phase again... I'm a singer and I make people laugh and entertain them, but nobody can even guess what I'm going through.
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prozac ruined my life,
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I have always been an anxious person (worrying too much, scared, etc) but last year some events made my anxiety worse. I was prescribed prozac for it and at the begining it was good: no anxiety anymore. After 7 months I decided I didn't want to take it anymore so I tappered to 0. I felt ok for about 3 months after stopping and then the anxiety came back with a revenge; this time I had several new symptoms like: chest pain, insomnia, ocd thoughts, panic attacks, depressiive feelings. My doctor told me to get on prozac again and so I did. The anxiety has gone a bit but now I have a lot of side effects that I had not experience in my first round of prozac. Emotional numbness, zero libido, nausea, etc. I just want to come back the state of mind that I had before meds, in the long term p...
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Prozac and weight gain
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My Dr. just put me on Prozac 40mg. Never had it before. But I'm one who suffers from severe depression, mood swings, ect. When I'm depressed I don't eat, maybe for days. Will Prozac help turn it around? ## Unfortunately, no! Prozac actually may cause more weight loss, if you're under weight. It's prone to doing that, rather than causing weight gain. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. If you really want something that may help with appetite, you may do better with a different SSRI, such as Zoloft. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Don't drink with it. I did and my hubby said that I have a split personality when I do. But when I don't drink...It's the best meds I've ever taken. It really works. Just please don't drink wh...
Updated 3 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets: 90mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 90mg
  • Solution: 20mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Prozac: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-3004 Prozac 90 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0777-3104 Prozac 10 mg Oral Capsule by Dista Products Company
  • 0777-3105 Prozac 20 mg (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 22.4 mg) Oral Capsule by Dista Products Company
  • 0777-3107 Prozac 40 mg Oral Capsule by Dista Products Company
  • 16590-843 Prozac 20 mg (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 22.4 mg) Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA

Other drugs which contain Fluoxetine or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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