Fluoxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic disorder, and bulimia (binge eating and purging). Fluoxetine comes as a capsule, a tablet, a delayed-release capsule, and a solution (liquid) to take by mouth. Fluoxetine may be taken with or without food. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or mood disturbances, eating disorders, or obsessive or compulsive symptoms. Fluoxetine is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, symptoms of which occur in the week or two before a woman's menstrual period and commonly include irritability, mood swings, and tension as well as the physical symptoms of bloating and breast tenderness. While you are taking fluoxetine you may need to be monitored for worsening symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts at the start of therapy or when doses are changed. This medication appears in breast milk, and breastfeeding is not recommended while you are taking fluoxetine.
Side Effects of Fluoxetine
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Fluoxetine
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