Prozac (Fluoxetine Hcl 20mg)

By | 28.10.2018

Common uses:

This is a very effective medicine for curing obsessive disorder, depression, panic disorder, or bulimia. It is a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Generic Prozac is also an effectual treatment for the premenstrual dysphoric disorders. Doctors may recommend using Generic Prozac for many other ailments too. It is not advisable to use this medicine under certain health conditions, or if you are also taking some particular medications like- dexfenfluramine, sibutramine, thioridazine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, astemizole , fenfluramine , terfenadine or tramadol .

If you are taking other medications such as: clozapine, cyproheptadine, selegiline, propafenone, cyclobenzaprine, cisapride, tricyclic antidepressants or any medicine for seizures extra supervision is required. Your doctor must be informed if you are pregnant, lactating or having any kind of allergies before you start taking this medicine.


Some people may experience an upset stomach from taking this medication; such people are suggested to consume it after food. Generic Prozac must be stored away from light and heat and at room temperature. You can continue its usage if you feel relieved. Try not to miss any doses in between. In case you miss a dose, just leave it and continue with the regular dosage. It is not advised to consume two doses at once.


This medicine is not advisable if you have any medical history of allergies to any of the ingredients of this product.
It takes about four weeks for Generic Prozac to show its full effect. Consult your doctor before you stop taking this medicine. Keep in touch with your doctor during the course of treatment with Generic Prozac.

Extra supervision of your condition is suggested at the beginning of this treatment or whenever a change is made in your dose.
Consult with your doctor at once if you experience sleeplessness, angst, panic attacks, impetuous feelings, stern agitation, and severe dejection. These might be the indications that your situation is deteriorating or your medicine course must be evaluated again. The patient himself will not be able to watch these symptoms so it is the duty of the caregiver to keep an eye out for these symptoms.

If the above-mentioned symptoms are seen, the patient is advised not to drive, operate any kind of machinery or any activity that is affected by drowsiness and dizziness and which requires concentration as use of Generic Prozac may lessen your capacity to perform any potentially dangerous tasks. If you are taking consuming alcohol or other antidepressants, this medicine will add to their effects and result in lack of concentration and decision making power.
Children may be more susceptible to the effects of this medicine so more caution is suggested when using this medicine for children. The case is similar if the patient is a woman who is planning to conceive a baby, talk about the risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy with your doctor, particularly during the third trimester.
A special notification for breastfeeding mothers—as this drug is excreted in breast milk, do not breast-feed your child if you are under this medication.

Probable side effects:

The side effects of this medication includes nervousness, sleeplessness, headache, lethargy, tiredness, queasiness, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dry mouth, lightheadedness, sweating, giddiness, muscle contractions, or changes in sexual function. However, these side effects will vanish out by treatments but if they persist or begin to annoy you then discuss it with your doctor. If, by any chance you start to feel an urge to hurt yourself, or if you feel that the depression is worstening you need to contact your doctor at once.

Though it is rare to experience any types of allergic reactions to this medicine if such a reaction happens seek immediate medical attention. The allergic symptoms may be comprised of swelling, trouble in breathing, rashes or stern giddiness.

The patient must be taken to the emergency room in cases of over dose. The symptoms of overdose may engross—restlessness, irregular or fast heartbeat, vomiting, nausea, attack, or fainting.

Additional information

It is not advisable to administer pills without a doctor’s prescription.
This medicine is not recommended for treatment of other health conditions.
Keep it out of the reach of pets and children.
If you are a regular user of this medicine, get refills before your supply runs out.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions could result in unnecessary side effects or put off the effects of a medicine. A few medical conditions or medications may interact with this medicine. For complete assurance discuss all your over the counter medicines with your doctor, let your doctor know of any other medications that you are currently taking.