Prozac Drug Information
Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a medicine licensed for the treatment of depression, bulimia, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When used in combination with Zyprexa® (olanzapine), it is also approved for treating bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression. It is available by prescription only and comes in both capsule and liquid form.
Even though most people tend to respond well to Prozac, information on the drug should be discussed with your healthcare provider beforehand to help minimize risks. Prior to using this medication, you should let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, liver disease, or a recent history of heart attack (or if you have heart disease).
Most people tolerate Prozac well, but as with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this antidepressant include loss of appetite, drowsiness, insomnia, and headaches.
(Click Prozac for more information, including details on how this medicine works, dosing guidelines, and a more complete list of potential side effects.)