Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.

Prozac is sometimes used together with another medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa). to treat depression caused by bipolar disorder (manic depression). This combination is also used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Prozac may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Prozac
  • Common side effects of Prozac include insomnia, weakness, anxiety, drowsiness, tremor, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, nervousness, headache, xerostomia, decreased libido, anorexia, and decreased appetite. Other side effects include bulimia nervosa, dizziness, skin rash, and diaphoresis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
  • Prozac Capsules (fluoxetine hydrochloride) capsule General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Prozac: Fluoxetine (oral delayed release capsule, oral capsule, oral tablet, oral solution, compounding powder) Other Prozac formulations: Prozac Weekly (fluoxetine hydrochloride) capsule, delayed release Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.