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Fluoxetine - Prozac

  • Prozac 20 mg - Ladose
    Prozac 20 mg - Ladose
    Ladose Tablets (Prozac; generic name Fluoxetine) from Lilly are used for treating depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults and children. Prozac is used to treat bulimia nervosa and panic disorder in adults. Ladose Tablets may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Ladose Tablets (Prozac; generic name Fluoxetine) from Lilly are a selective serotonin... Ladose Tablets (Prozac; generic name Fluoxetine) from Lilly are used for treati...
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Prozac Profile:

Fluoxetine is used to treat mental depression. It is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Fluoxetine belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor to benefit your condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

If this medicine upsets your stomach, it may be taken with food.

If you are taking Prozac for depression, it may take 4 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better. Also, you may need to keep taking this medicine for 6 months or longer to stop the depression from returning. If you are taking Prozac for obsessive-compulsive disorder, it may take 5 weeks or longer before you begin to get better . Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits during this time.

If you are taking Prozac for bulimia nervosa, you may begin to get better after 1 week . However, it may take 4 weeks or longer before you get better.

Prozac Dosing:

The dose of Prozac will be different for different patients and for different medical problems. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of Prozac. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so:

The number of capsules or teaspoonfuls of solution that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are taking Prozac.

For depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder:

Adults - At first, usually 20 milligrams (mg) a day, taken as a single dose in the morning. Your doctor may increase the dose if needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 80 mg a day. Once your depression is under control, your doctor may wish to change you to a weekly dose. In this case, you will usually take a 90-mg capsule as a single dose one day per week.

Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For bulimia nervosa:

Adults - Usually 60 milligrams (mg) a day, taken as a single dose in the morning. Your doctor may start with a lower dose and increase it gradually. The dose usually is not more than 80 mg a day.

Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For premenstrual dysphoric disorder:

Adults - At first, usually 20 milligrams (mg) a day, taken as a single dose in the morning. Your doctor may have you take 20 mg every day of your menstrual cycle or for only 14 days out of your cycle. Your doctor will determine the use and dose that is right for you. Your doctor may increase the dose if needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 80 mg a day.

Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed dose of Prozac:

If you are using Prozac regularly and you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible. Then use any remaining doses for that day at regularly spaced intervals. Do not double doses.

Storage - To store Prozac:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
  • Keep the medicine from freezing. Do not refrigerate.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

Prozac Side effects:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:

Anxiety; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; stomach upset; trouble sleeping; or weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; exaggerated reflexes; excessive sweating; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; increased urination; joint or wrist aches or pain; loss of coordination; new or worsening agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; persistent or severe ringing in the ears;persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety or trouble sleeping; significant weight loss; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual hoarseness; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual swelling; vision changes; worsening of depression.