Problems With Prozac

Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine commonly used for the treatment of depression. It is also approved to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, and panic disorder.
Most people tend to respond well to this medication. However, some people may experience problems. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with the antidepressant include loss of appetite, nausea, and drowsiness. Other rare but possible side effects of Prozac (that were seen in less than 1 percent of people) include leg cramps, menstrual problems, and acne.
While most of Prozac's potential problems are mild, some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience difficulty sleeping, suicidal thoughts or behavior, or a fast heart rate.
(Click Prozac Side Effects for a more complete list of other side effects that may occur with Prozac, including other less common but potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.)
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