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Can fluoxetine treat other conditions?

Yes. Fluoxetine has been used to treat disorders other than depression. Before taking fluoxetine, talk with your doctor about your diagnosis. Among its other possible uses are:
 
• Alcoholism
• Attention-deficit disorder
• Bipolar disorder (with olanzapine)
• Borderline personality disorder
• Sleep disorders
• Headaches
• Phobias (fears)
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Tourette syndrome
• Obesity
• Sexual problems

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