There are several indications for Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride). This prescription medication is approved to treat the following conditions:
- Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder.
Prozac is approved for the treatment of depression in children age eight and over. It is also approved for the treatment of children with OCD age seven and over. When used in combination with olanzapine (Zyprexa), it is also approved for treating depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder in children age 10 and up.
Prozac has not been studied in children or teens with bulimia or panic disorder and is not approved for these uses. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Prozac in children.
(Click Prozac Uses for a more in-depth look at Prozac indications, including information on how it works and how it can help relieve the symptoms of several conditions of the brain.)