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What is Prozac?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a drug prescribed to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic attacks. It's a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which helps balance certain chemicals in the brain. Brand-name Prozac comes in capsule form. Generic fluoxetine is available as a capsule, tablet and liquid.

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Should the elderly take fluoxetine?
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As with any medication, not all people react the same way. Men and women 65 or older should disc...
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How long do I take fluoxetine until I begin feeling better?
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Although everyone reacts differently, typically, it takes about four to five weeks or longer bef...
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How does fluoxetine treat panic disorder?
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Fluoxetine and other types of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are often prescribed a...
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Can fluoxetine treat other conditions?
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Yes. Fluoxetine has been used to treat disorders other than depression. Before taking fluoxetine...
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