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Who should take fluoxetine?

Fluoxetine is intended for people being treated for depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bulimia nervosa. Fluoxetine can be taken by adults and by children over seven years of age for obsessive-compulsive disorder, and by children over eight years of age for depression. Fluoxetine for panic disorder and bulimia is indicated for adults only.

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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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How should I take fluoxetine?
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Fluoxetine is available as a tablet, capsule, delayed release capsule, syrup or solution. You should...
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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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What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine?
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Avoid taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), St. John's wort, or other drugs that might intera...
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