Fluoxetine is a prescription drug that is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, some eating disorders, and sometimes for premenstrual dysmorphic disorder. It is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor; serotonin is a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being. Low serotonin levels have been linked to anxiety disorders and depression. Fluoxetine works by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain to alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.
- Q What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine?
- Q Can fluoxetine be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
- Q How long do I take fluoxetine until I begin feeling better?
- Q What are the side effects of fluoxetine?
- Q Can fluoxetin results in suicidal thoughts?
- Q Should the elderly take fluoxetine?