Prozac

Prozac (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used for treatment of depression that is constant and interferes with daily activities. Prozac Prozac

Prozac is also used in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. It works by regulating the balance of the brain’s natural chemical messengers. It also is used in treating eating and obesity disorders. You should never take Prozac with Nardil, Marplan, or Parnate, as it may cause some serious, even fatal reactions when these drugs are combined with Prozac. You should notify your doctor if you are taking any other drugs before starting the use of Prozac.

Take this medication exactly, as prescribed. Side effects of this drug may include: agitation, anxiety, abnormal thinking, allergic reactions, chest, pain, frequent urination, increased appetite, joint pain, lack of appetite, muscle pain, nausea, sore throat, weakness, weight loss, sinus, and inflammation. Other less common side effects may include: amnesia, arthritis, bone pain, breast pain, bursitis, decreased sex drive, dry skin, eye pain, excessive bleeding, inflammatory of the vagina, pelvic pain, thirst, bloody diarrhea, colitis, and others.

If you have any of these side effects while taking Prozac, you should notify your doctor and discontinue using the medication. Do not take Prozac if you have liver or kidney disease or if you are recovering from a recent heart attack. Be careful while driving or operating dangerous machinery, because Prozac can make you less alert or drowsy.

This medication should be taken with caution if you have a history of seizures. You must discuss all your medical problems with your doctor before using Prozac. Do not use alcohol, while taking this medication. If Prozac is taken with such drugs as Diazepam, Tegretol, Tambocor, Elavil, Dilantil, Coumadin, Velban, and Digitoxin; the effects of either may be decreased, increased, or altered.

You should discuss with your doctor before combining Prozac with other drugs. If you are pregnant or expect to become pregnant or nursing, you should immediately notify your doctor. Prozac appears in breast milk and may affect nursing babies. The dose depends on your needs. You should use Prozac directly as prescribed and keep Prozac in a tightly closed container, away from heat, light, and moisture.

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