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FLUoxetine
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Fluoxetine is sometimes used together with olanzapine (Zyprexa) to treat manic depression caused by bipolar disorder. This combination is also used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications have failed. Fluoxetine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
FLUoxetine
DRUG TYPE
SSRI antidepressants

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use fluoxetine if you also take pimozide or thioridazine.

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. Wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAO inhibitor before you take fluoxetine. Wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before you take thioridazine or an MAOI.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
PROzac capsule 10 mg20 mg40 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
FLUoxetine Hydrochloride solution 20 mg/5 mL
capsule 10 mg20 mg40 mg
tablet 20 mg60 mg

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