Prozac is an antidepressant whose main active component is Fluoxetine. This drug is used by many doctors for the treatment of panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bulimia nervosa and PMS.
Prozac usually affects certain chemicals in the human brain. It is available in liquid form and white granules. The medicine must be stored in a place resistant to moisture and heat.
Prozac is available in the following dosages: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 90 mg. The medicine is most efficient when used according to the doctor’s prescription. You can also find this drug in other forms so that everyone can find the most suitable one.
An average daily dosage of Prozac varies from 20 to 80 mg for adults and from 10 to 20 mg for kids. If you have depression, improvement can be noticed in about a month. Otherwise, you should consult your doctor.
Missed dose and overdose
- If you skipped the dosage, take it as soon as soon as possible.
- If you skipped the 7-day dose, take it immediately and wait a week before taking the next dose.
- In case of overdose, seek medical assistance immediately.
Don’t take Prozac if you have allergy to Fluoxetine.
Newborns and pregnant women shouldn’t take Prozac. Contact your doctor if you become pregnant during the treatment with Prozac.
Lactating women must avoid using Prozac, as its components can harm the child.
Tell your physician if you have liver cirrhosis, bipolar disorder in history, suicidal thoughts, diabetes and cramps.
Inform you doctor about any other medicines (both prescription and non-prescription), vitamins and additives you’re using to avoid any problems.
Try to notice any behavioral changes or improving symptoms to help us assess the efficiency of Prozac in fighting depression.
As well as the other antidepressants, Prozac has some adverse effects, including:
- Diarrhea, sleeplessness, sickness and vomiting
- Lack of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Peeled skin and serious blisters
- Impotence, problems with orgasm, decreased libido
- Changes in your mood – anxiety, mood changes, suicidal thoughts, panic disorder, increased excitement, depression, etc.
- Serious allergic reactions – shortness of breath, itching and face swelling
- Sneezing, cold head, pain in the throat and flu-like symptoms