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What are the brand names of fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is the generic name of the active ingredient in several brand name drugs: Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem and Selfemra. The product that you take may depend on your specific conditions. These drugs are part of a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They actually affect and improve how the chemicals in your brain work.

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What should I know about fluoxetine before taking it?
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You should not take fluoxetine if you are allergic to it or to any of its ingredients. Talk to y...
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What happens if I miss a dose of fluoxetine?
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Fluoxetine works best if taken at regular intervals as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose...
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Who should take fluoxetine?
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Fluoxetine is intended for people being treated for depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compul...
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What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine?
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