What do I do if I take too much fluoxetine?

When taking fluoxetine, it’s important to follow your doctor’s directions exactly. Taking too much can be very dangerous. With an overdose, emergency medical attention is needed immediately. Call 911. You may also want to call your local poison control office, 1-800-222-1222. Symptoms of overdose are:

• Nausea or vomiting
• Fever
• Sleepiness
• Fainting
• Rapid or uneven heartbeat
• Nervousness
• Confusion
• Dizziness
• Seizures
• Uncontrollable shaking
• Hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that don’t exist)
• Coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time)

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