Also known as: flunil, Sarafem, Prozac, FLUSETIN
Active ingredient: Fluoxetine
Product Code: PR10657
What is this drug?
Generic Prozac which contains Fluoxetine as the generic drug is an anti-depressant prescribed to treat major depression, manic disorders, bipolar and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor which acts on the brain and blood receptors of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which controls our mood, happiness and stress. Generic Prozac inhibits its reabsorption in the blood and the brain receptors thereby changing the negative mood to a positive one.
Looking after your drug
Keep it in its original pack away from light, heat and moisture. Keep away from kids and check expiry date regularly.
How to take the medication?
Take it by mouth with or without food and as prescribed by your doctor
Dosage depends on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. Kindly consult your doctor for the correct dose before starting this drug.
Seek medical help immediately.
Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next dose. If not then take it as soon as you remember.
Warnings and Precautions
It increases suicidal thoughts in young adults (up to 24 years of age).Close monitoring required. It reacts with certain medications. Not to be used in children under 7 years of age.
Possible Side Effects
- Sexual dysfunction,
- GI upset
- Headache, Dizziness
- Agitation, nervous and restless individual
- Weight gain,
- Sleep disturbances and drowsiness
When the drug should not be used?
- In children under 7 years of age
- If allergic to the drug
- In pregnant women
- Along with MAO inhibitors
How long should you take the drug?
As long as prescribed.