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When should I call my doctor if I am taking Prozac?

You should call your doctor if you experience signs of a serious reaction to the antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine). These include:
  • thoughts of harming yourself. Prozac increases the risk of becoming suicidal in children and young adults. Besides thinking about suicide, warning signs include worsening depression, aggression, agitation or frenzied excitability
  • hallucinations, changes in mental state or coma
  • twitching or trouble coordinating movements
  • fast or pounding heartbeat, or unusually high or low blood pressure
  • fever or sweating
  • nausea, muscle cramps or vomiting
  • rigid muscles
  • seizures
  • trouble breathing or swallowing
  • swelling of your mouth, tongue, eyes or face
  • rash or blisters
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

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