Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a medication used to treat a number of conditions, including:
Prozac is available by prescription only and works to treat the symptoms of these conditions by allowing a certain chemical (serotonin) to stay in the brain for a longer period of time.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review Prozac's safety information. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical condition, such as bipolar disorder, diabetes, or a history of suicidal thoughts, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(For more information, click Prozac. This article goes into more detail about how the medicine works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)