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What is fluoxetine hydrochloride?

The prescription drug fluoxetine hydrochloride treats depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and some eating disorders. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It works by increasing levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being, in the brain. Brand name fluoxetine hydrochloride products include:
  • Prozac
  • Sarafem
  • Rapiflux
  • Selfemra
  • Prozac Weekly
  • Prozac Pulvules

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