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Is there a generic version of fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is the generic ingredient found in several anti-depressant and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Generic fluoxetine is available; the first brand name drug to patent it was Prozac. However, the patent expired and other companies are now producing generic versions of fluoxetine. Fluoxetine may also be mixed with other active ingredients in medications to treat other disorders. Sarafem, which is an identical medication to fluoxetine, has been approved for use in treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, but Prozac and other generic fluoxetine medications have not.

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