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What are the side effects of fluoxetine?

Common side effects of fluoxetine include:  abnormal dreams, abnormal vision, abnormal ejaculation, diarrhea, anxiety, diminished or changed libido, dry mouth, dizziness, flushing, gas, flu-like symptoms, headache, insomnia, impotence, itching, loss of appetite, nervousness, nausea, rash, sleepiness, sinusitis, sore throat, sweating, tremors, vomiting, weakness, upset stomach, and yawning.
Serious side effects of fluoxetine include:  fever, joint pain, confusion, sweating, irregular or rapid heartbeat, severe muscle stiffness, hallucinations, seizures, suicidal thoughts or behavior, planning suicide, new or worsened depression, anxiety, agitation, restlessness, panic attacks, insomnia, aggression, impulsivity, irritability, abnormal excitement, swelling of the feet, hands, or lower legs, eye pain, changes in vision or swelling or redness in the eye.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects. Some people may have an allergic reaction to fluoxetine. If you have trouble breathing; swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or neck; an itchy rash; or hives, you should get immediate medical assistance as you may be experiencing an allergic reaction.

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