A healthcare provider may prescribe Prozac® (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Weekly™ to treat various conditions, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, or panic disorder. This prescription medication is a long-acting version of Prozac. Clinical studies have shown that it is an effective treatment for depression in adults.
This form of Prozac is taken by mouth once a week. Make sure to swallow the capsules whole (do not open, chew, or crush them). For people taking this medication, it should be taken on the same day each week to maintain an even level in your blood. There is only strength available -- Prozac Weekly 90 mg capsules. This medication is available in a generic form.
(Click Prozac for more information on the benefits of this medication. This article also discusses dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and possible side effects.)