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What are the side effects of fluoxetine HCL?

Common side effects of fluoxetine HCL include:
• abnormal dreams
• abnormal vision
• abnormal ejaculation
• diarrhea
• anxiety
• diminished or changed libido
• dry mouth
• dizziness
• flushing
• gas
• flu-like symptoms
• headache
• insomnia
• impotence
• itching
• loss of appetite
• nervousness
• nausea
• rash
• sleepiness
• sinusitis
• sore throat
• sweating
• tremors
• vomiting
• weakness
• upset stomach
• yawning

Fluoxetine HCL can have some serious side effects.
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the serious side effects of fluoxetine HCL:
• Fever
• joint pain
• confusion
• sweating
• irregular or rapid heartbeat
• severe muscle stiffness
• hallucinations
• seizures
• suicidal thoughts or behavior
• planning suicide
• new or worsened depression
• anxiety
• agitation
• restlessness
• panic attacks
• insomnia
• aggression
• impulsivity
• irritability
• abnormal excitement
• swelling of the feet, hands, or lower legs

Some people may have an allergic reaction to fluoxetine HCL. If you have trouble breathing; swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or neck; an itchy rash; or hives, you may be allergic to the medication and should get immediate medical assistance.

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