Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prozac is sometimes prescribed to treat depression and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Prozac is also known by its drug name, fluoxetine.
Prozac is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Prozac is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Prozac should be taken exactly as prescribed.
Prozac comes in capsule form.
The FDA-approved label for Prozac lists common side effects including abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, loss of appetite, anxiety, weakness, diarrhea, dry mouth, flu syndrome, insomnia, decreased libido, nausea, nervousness, upper respiratory infection, rash, sleepiness, sweating, tremor, and yawning.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Prozac include serotonin syndrome, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, allergic reactions and rash, mania, weight changes, abnormal bleeding, anxiety, insomnia, heart rhythm changes, and cognitive and motor impairment.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Prozac — RxList
Prozac — National MS Society