Fluoxetine (Prozac)

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Generic Name: Fluoxetine
Brand Names: Prozac
Dosage: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
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Prozac (Fluoxetine) is bicyclic antidepressant, which is used to treat depression, bulimia, and obsessive-compulsive disorders (obsessive thoughts and actions). This medication improves mood, reduces feelings of fear, anxiety, tension, and also eliminates dysphoria. It has no sedative effect on the central nervous system.

Side effects

  • Urogenital system: anorgasmia, violation of libido, impotence, disorders of urination;
  • endocrine system: violation of ADH synthesis;
  • gastrointestinal tract: dysgeusia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysphagia, idiosyncratic hepatitis;
  • autonomic nervous system: sweating, feeling of dryness in the mouth, serotonin syndrome;
  • central nervous system and peripheral nervous system: insomnia or drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, myoclonus, tremor, ataxia, abnormal thinking, agitation, memory problems, fatigue, mania, increased suicidal tendencies;
  • skin: vasculitis, rash, pruritus, urticaria, anaphylactic reactions, photosensitivity;
  • other: ecchymoses, yawning, hyperprolactinemia, anorexia.

Precautions

Prozac is contraindicated for patients with:

  • hypersensitivity and intolerance to components of the drug;
  • individual hypersensitivity to fluoxetine and excipients;
  • terrible hepatic or renal insufficiency.

It is necessary to take the drug with caution during pregnancy.

How to take

The drug is taken orally, regardless of the meal.

The recommended dose to treat depression is 20 mg / day, bulimia – 60 mg / day, obsessive-compulsive disorders – 20-60 mg / day.

The recommended dose may be decreased or increased, depending on the course treatment.

Patients with impaired hepatic function require reduced dosage and frequency of administration.

Drug interactions

Simultaneous use of Prozac and its analogs leads to change of desipramine, imipramine, amitriptyline, carbamazepine, and haloperidol concentration in blood. It also leads to toxic effect.

Fluoxetine is able to bind plasma proteins, increasing concentration of both drugs.

Simultaneous use of Prozac and Warfarin or Aspirin can cause bleeding.

Alcohol has no effect on the pharmacokinetic properties of Prozac.

Missed dose

Take the capsule as soon as you remember. However, dont take the double dose and continue the prescribed dosage.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include insomnia, dizziness, tremor, paresthesia, visual impairment, sense of anxiety and dyspeptic disorders.

It is necessary to carry out common activities aimed at the maintenance of respiratory function and cardiovascular system.

In case of severe overdose, contact emergency services immediately (USA/UK – 911 / 112 / 999).

Storage

The medicine should be kept in a dry place with temperature no higher than 25C, away from children.

Has a Generic Prozac been approved?

Yes, the following products are equivalent to Prozac and have been approved by the FDA:

  • Manufacturer: ALEMBIC PHARMS LTD
    Approval date: March 19, 2009
    Strength(s): EQ 10MG BASE, EQ 20MG BASE, EQ 40MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: AUROBINDO PHARMA
    Approval date: January 31, 2008
    Strength(s): EQ 10MG BASE, EQ 20MG BASE, EQ 40MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: BARR
    Approval date: August 2, 2001
    Strength(s): EQ 20MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: BARR
    Approval date: January 30, 2002
    Strength(s): EQ 10MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS LABS LTD
    Approval date: August 2, 2001
    Strength(s): EQ 40MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS LABS LTD
    Approval date: January 29, 2002
    Strength(s): EQ 10MG BASE, EQ 20MG BASE
  • Manufacturer: HERITAGE PHARMS INC
    Approval date: October 1, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 10MG BASE, EQ 20MG BASE, EQ 40MG BASE

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