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Protein binding: ≥ 90%
Metabolites: Norfluoxetin, Desmethylfluoxetin
Half-life: 1-3 days
CAS number: 54910-89-3
Drug Bank: DB00472
Molar mass: 309,33 g·mol−1
The active substance in Prozac Fluoxetine belongs to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Fluoxetine works by altering the serotonin balance in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for mood and social behavior. Therefore, fluoxetine is believed to reduce the effects of depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
Prozac is given orally with a full glass of water. It is usually taken as a single dose in the morning, with or without food. If the doctor prescribed Prozac twice a day, it should be taken in the morning and at noon.
Recommended dose for adults:
for depression : the recommended dose is 20 mg per day. The dose can be adjusted 3 to 4 weeks after the start of treatment. If necessary, the daily dose can be gradually increased to 60 mg daily. An improvement in the depressive symptoms can only occur after the first few weeks. The adult patients with depression should be treated for at least 6 months;
in bulimia : the daily dose is 60 mg;
for obsessive-compulsive disorder : the recommended dose is 20 mg per day. After 2 weeks of treatment, the dose is adjusted. If necessary, the dose can be gradually increased to 60 mg daily. If there is no improvement within 10 weeks, your doctor will reconsider your treatment.
Children and young people
Caution if you have a history of certain medical conditions
You must talk to your doctor before taking Prozac if you have a history of any of the following conditions:
Prozac can cause suicidal thoughts in the first few weeks of treatment. You need to talk to your doctor right away if you notice any of the following:
Worsening of depression and behavior changes
Anger, irritability or restlessness
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Es gab die Fälle von schweren allergischen Reaktionen auf Prozac und andere Antidepressiva.
Simultaneous administration with MAO inhibitors
Nehmen Sie Prozac nicht ein, wenn Sie ein anderes Antidepressivum einnehmen, das als MAO-Hemmer bezeichnet wird, oder wenn Sie in den letzten 14 Tagen ein MAO-Hemmer eingenommen haben.
Simultaneous use with pimozide
Nehmen Sie Prozac nicht ein, wenn Sie ein anderes Arzneimittel namens Pimozid zur Behandlung von Denk-, Gefühls- und Verhaltensstörungen einnehmen. Die Einnahme von Pimozid zusammen mit Prozac kann den Herzrhythmus verändern.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take Prozac, as defects in the development of the child have been observed well under treatment.
Alcohol consumption should be avoided
This is explained by the fact that alcohol tries to put an additional strain on the liver.
You can make up for the missed application during the day and continue to use the dose prescribed by your doctor as usual on the following day.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
If you take too much Prozac, you may experience nausea, vomiting, anxiety, or restlessness.
There is a risk of serious interactions. Therefore, regular medical monitoring is required.
Food does not affect the effects of the drug.
The medicinal product must be stored away from heat.
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Prozac is the branded version of the generic antidepressant fluoxetine. Fluoxetine belongs to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Prozac is available in tablet strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg, and in capsules of 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. It is also available as sustained-release capsules in a 90 mg dosage.
The drug Prozac is used to treat the following conditions in adults:
The first effect occurs in 1 to 2 weeks. It usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks for the full effects of Prozac tablets to be felt. It is important to take the correct dosage.
Although Prozac is generally considered a safe antidepressant, it is not suitable for every patient. Only a doctor can decide if the potential benefits of Prozac are worth the potential risks. Because of this, it's important to share your medical history with your doctor to avoid the risk of serious complications.
Prozac can cause very serious interactions with several other medications. You should therefore always tell your doctor about all medications you are taking, especially:
Because of the risk of suicidal thoughts, Prozac is not usually recommended for children, adolescents, and young adults (under 25 years of age).
You should not take Prozac tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may harm the baby.
Prozac can also affect the course of certain comorbidities. Be sure to tell your doctor about possible medical conditions, especially:
If you have diabetes you may need to check your blood sugar more frequently because the active substance in Prozac fluoxetine can affect blood sugar levels.
If you want to stop treatment with the drug Prozac, please discuss this with your doctor beforehand. Do this gradually as stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems. You should expect treatment with this antidepressant to last several months.
If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for advice. She/he will probably advise you not to drink alcohol while taking Prozac tablets.
Some people taking the drug Prozac find that their skin becomes more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) in strong sunlight.
On our website we provide you with a list of online pharmacies where you can buy Prozac online with or without a prescription. Reputable online pharmacies offer an opportunity to get the prescription for Prozac pills remotely diagnosed over the internet. It is important to know that you need to take the medicine for a few months to get the full benefit.
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