Prozac (Fluoxetine)

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What is Prozac (Fluoxetine) used for?

Prozac is used to treat mental health problems such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and an eating disorder bulimia nervosa. There is a possibility that this medication will improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. It may also help you regain interest in your everyday activities. The number of panic attacks may decrease as well as fear, anxiety, and unwanted thoughts. Additionally, it may reduce the need to carry out repetitive tasks that interfere with daily functioning Depression, irritability, and increased appetite are all common premenstrual symptoms that can be treated with prozac. Bulimia sufferers may experience less binging and purging with it.

Prozac (Fluoxetine) FAQs

How To Use Prozac (Fluoxetine)?

Prozac (Fluoxetine) is available in a variety of forms such as capsules, tablets, delayed-release capsules, and oral liquid solutions. Fluoxetine capsules, tablets, and liquid can be taken once or twice daily, usually in the morning and at noon.

Whenever possible, take this at the same time every day. If you do not understand anything on your prescription label, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Follow your doctor's instructions exactly. Do not take more or less fluoxetine or take it more often than recommended.

Don't chew, crush, or cut delayed-release capsules. Ingesting all of the medicine at once may increase your risk of experiencing side effects. Starting on a low dose of fluoxetine and gradually increasing it may be recommended to prevent adverse effects. Call your doctor if you are unable to swallow the capsules whole.

The full effects of fluoxetine may not be felt for 4 to 5 weeks or more. No matter how well you feel, you should keep taking fluoxetine. It is important that you talk to your doctor before stopping treatment suddenly.

Symptoms of withdrawal may include changes in mood, anxiety, sweating, confusion, headaches, fatigue, and trouble sleeping or staying asleep. Gradually reducing your dose is likely to be prescribed by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Prozac (Fluoxetine)?

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Prozac (Fluoxetine) occur:

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • agitation
  • confusion
  • fast heart rate
  • confusion
  • blurred vision
  • high fever
  • loss of coordination
  • slurred speech
  • sore throat
  • fast or uneven heartbeats
  • eye pain or swelling
  • fever
  • hallucinations
  • seeing halos around lights
  • nausea
  • tunnel vision
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of coordination
  • feeling unsteady
  • swelling in your face or tongue
  • fainting
  • very stiff or rigid muscles
  • burning in your eyes
  • sweating
  • tremors
  • severe weakness
  • overactive reflexes
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

Please consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you experience any. This is not a complete list of side effects, so you may experience others as well.

What are Drug Interactions of Prozac (Fluoxetine)?

Few known Drug Interactions of Prozac (Fluoxetine) are listed below:

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

How much does Prozac cost in Canada?

Starting price of Prozac 10mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $260.00 USD ($2.60 per capsules)

How much does Fluoxetine cost in Canada?

Starting price of Fluoxetine 10mg cost in Canada
- 100 caps - $33.33 USD ($0.33 per caps)

Do you need a prescription for Prozac (Fluoxetine) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Prozac (Fluoxetine) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.