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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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How does fluoxetine work?
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Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that treats depression, anxiety an...
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What is the right dosage fluoxetine?
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The adult dose of fluoxetine depends on the condition, including: • Premenstrual dysphoric disor...
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Should pregnant women take fluoxetine?
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No. If you’re pregnant or planning to be, don’t take fluoxetine. This medicine is a selective se...
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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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