Prozac , also known as fluoxetine, is used to treat mental depression, panic disorder , obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia .
Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This type of medicine works by increasing the activity of serotonin in the patients brain.
Taken orally in the form of tablets or capsules, Prozac dosages vary from patient to patient according to the severity of each case. Never take more or less of a drug than what has been prescribed by your doctor and do not drink alcohol while taking Prozac in order to prevent liver damage.
Common side effects users may experience when taking this type of medication include anxiety, nervousness, nausea, drowsiness, headache, weakness and difficulty sleeping. If your side effects do not go away or appear to be getting progressively worse, contact your doctor for assistance.
Occasionally, Prozac will be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.