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Should the elderly take fluoxetine?

As with any medication, not all people react the same way. Men and women 65 or older should discuss all possible benefits and risks first with their doctors before taking fluoxetine. It’s been found that when taken daily, fluoxetine is not as safe for the elderly as similar antidepressants.

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