What are the side effects of fluoxetine hydrochloride?

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Common side effects of fluoxetine hydrochloride include:
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Nervousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a body part
  • Weight loss
  • Lowered appetite
  • Changed or decreased libido or sexual ability
  • Excessive sweating
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Gas
  • Flushing
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Upset stomach
  • Yawning
Fluoxetine hydrochloride can cause some serious side effects. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the serious side effects of fluoxetine hydrochloride:
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Severe muscle stiffness
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Eye pain, changes in vision or swelling or redness in the eye
Some people may have an allergic reaction to fluoxetine hydrochloride. Seek emergency medical treatment if you experience any of the symptoms of an allergic reaction:
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, eyes, mouth, tongue, or throat

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