Prozac

Prozac

Prozac (fluoxetine) can be prescribed for patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, some eating disorders, depression, panic attacks, as well as those that need to get premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms under control (especially irritability, bloating, mod swings and breast tenderness). Make sure you continue taking Prozac for as long as necessary or recommended by your health care provider. Withdrawal needs to be gradual, as otherwise you may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as dizziness, agitation, tiredness, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, headache, irritability, confusion, mood changes, and anxiety. Your doctor is supposed to know if you have liver disease, diabetes, a recent history of heart attack, heart disease, or seizures, as those may be important factors in deciding how much you can benefit from the treatment. Such side effects as weakness, changes in sex drive, sore throat, dry mouth, loss of appetite, weight loss, drowsiness, nervousness, and nausea are considered to be mild, may appear at the beginning of your treatment and are not supposed to be reported unless they change in intensity and get bothersome.