Uses of Fluoxetine
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication used to provide medical care to people with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and panic attacks. It is a part of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone) within the brain. This antidepressant improves sleep, appetite, mood, and energy level.
Fluoxetine Precautions and Warnings
Do not use Fluoxetine if you are allergic to it. Note that taking this antidepressant can lead to suicidal thoughts. If this occurs to you, report your condition at once and obtain the necessary medical attention.
To ensure that Fluoxetine is safe to use, tell your healthcare professional if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Sexual problems
- Liver disease
- Drug abuse
- Manic depression
- Suicidal thoughts
Adult dose for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder:
- Take 20 mg of Fluoxetine orally per day for the initial dose.
- If maintenance dosage is necessary, take 20 to 60 mg of Fluoxetine orally once per day.
Adult dose for panic disorder:
- Take 10 mg of Fluoxetine orally once per day for the initial dose.
- Increase the amount from 10 mg to 20 mg for a maintenance dosage.
Fluoxetine Side Effects
Common side effects:
- Stomach pain
- Stuffy nose
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