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How does fluoxetine treat bulimia nervosa?

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that slows the reabsorption of serotonin into the body and boosts the availability of serotonin to the brain, which improves mood. Bulimia nervosa is a complex disorder that requires treatment for both the physical and psychological symptoms, so fluoxetine is often used in conjunction with other treatment options.

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Who should take fluoxetine?
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What are the brand names of fluoxetine?
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Who should not take fluoxetine?
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