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How is Prozac different from Prozac Weekly?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a prescription drug used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks and other conditions. It comes in capsule form and is usually taken once or twice a day. (Generic fluoxetine comes as a tablet or a liquid.) Prozac Weekly is a delayed-release version of the drug that is taken once a week to treat depression.

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Who should not take fluoxetine?
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Can fluoxetine treat other conditions?
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