Prozac Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common, but more serious side effects of Prozac that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Prozac and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Restlessness or inability to sit still
  • Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:
     
    • Confusion or other mental changes
    • A rapid heart rate
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Hallucinations
    • Blood pressure changes
    • An irregular heart rhythm
    • Overactive reflexes
    • Fever, sweating, or shivering
    • Shakiness
    • Agitation
    • Seizures
    • Coma

 

  • Chest palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in vision or eye pain 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

Rare Prozac Side Effects

There are other possible problems that can occur in people taking Prozac. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the medication itself or something else.
 
Some of these rare but possible Prozac side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
 
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