Prozac is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant which is used to cure depression by influencing particular chemicals in the brain. When such chemical substances are not in balance they provoke different mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
This antidepressant medication is indicated for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, eating disorders such as bulimia, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
In some cases Prozac is used along with Olanzapine (brandname Zyprexa) medicament to deal with depression caused by major affective disorder.
Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine must not be used with such medications as pimozide, thioridazine, or any MAOI medicines. One should be aware of one very dangerous side reaction – at the initial stage of the using of medication individuals may suffer from suicidal thinking, especially patients younger than twenty four years of age may have this side reaction.
Let your medical provider know if you have such conditions as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, distribution of sleep, irritation, agitation, feeling of hostility, hyperactivity, aggressiveness, feeling depressed, suicide thinking and behavior.
Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine is not intended for pregnant women as all SSRI antidepressant medications are likely to cause severe and life threating lung impairments in newborns if the women were taking this medicament during pregnancy. In cae you become pregnant and stop taking Prozac, your depression can occur again.
Generic Prozac passes into breast milk and can be harmful to the breastfeeding child, that’s the reason why it’s not advisable to usethis medication if you are breastfeeding a child.
Prior taking Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine, tell your medical professional about your existing medical problems such as liver or kidney disorders, diabetes, seizures or epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or a history of drug abuse.
In case you have from these conditions you might need a dose adjustment.
As worseningof depression and the beginning of suicidal thinking during the beginning of the treatment might appear, the family of the individual who is using Prozac – generic name Fluoxetine should carefully monitor the changes in his mood, symptoms and behavior.
Generic Prozac should be taken as it is prescribed by the medical provider. Don’t alter the dosage on your own without the advice of the medical provider. Use this medication for the time that is determined
Defined by the medical provider.
Prozac pill is to be taken whole, don’t break or chew it, don’t break a long-acting capsule as it might alter the action of the medicament.
Generally, the action of Generic Prozac are seen in four weeks after the beginning of the treatment. Don’t discontinue taking Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine without 1-st speaking with the health provider as the sudden treatment cessation may cause the unwanted side effects.
Use this medication on a regular basis. If you miss the dosage, take it as soon as remember. Avoid the overdose, so never take two doses at once. In case of overdose, seek medical help without a delay. The symptoms of the overdose are the following: vomiting, seizures, losing the consciousness, confusion, sleep disorders, irregular heartbeat, fever,nausea, or even coma.
During the treatment with Generic Prozac, avoid drinking alcohol.
Generic Prozac side reactions.
In case any kind of allergic reactions are seen, seek medical help. The potential allergic reactions are: skin rash, hives, difficult breathing, skin rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face and throat.
If you have such reactions as changes in mood or behavior changes, distribution of sleep, irritation, anxiety, aggressiveness, panic attacks, or suicidal thoughts, inform your health provider immediately. If you have any of the following severe side effectssuch as diarrhea, skin rash and other skin problems, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fainting, seizure sweating, trembling, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, bad concentration and memory, problems with coordination, weakness hallucinations, high fever, and some others. Less serious adverse reactions are: cold symptoms, and sexual dysfunction.
Let your health provider know about other medications you are taking particularly if you are using the following: flecainide, vinblastine, blood thinner medications, tryptophan, seizure medication, haloperidolm, clopidogrel,alprazolam, clozapine, or any other antidepressant medications. Ask your physician for the complete list of the medicaments that must not be taken along with Prozac.