Were you looking for information about Prozac? Prosac is a common misspelling of Prozac.
Prozac® is an antidepressant that is licensed for the treatment of depression, bulimia, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. When used in combination with Zyprexa® (olanzapine), it is also approved for treating bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression.
Prozac, which is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, comes in capsule or liquid form and is usually taken once or twice a day. A long-acting form is also available. This is taken by mouth once a week. Brand-name Prozac is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, while generic versions are made by several manufacturers.
This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so let your healthcare provider know before starting the medicine if you are pregnant, have bipolar disorder, or have liver disease. Potential side effects may include headache, drowsiness, and insomnia, among others.
(Click Prozac for more detailed information on general dosing tips and guidelines, a list of the different strengths available for Prozac, and an explanation of how the medication works to block the reuptake of serotonin. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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