Fluoxetine is an active ingredient belongs to a class of drugs known as is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. It is used in the treatment of a major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Class of Drugs – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C17H18F3NO
Molecular Weight - 309.33 g/mol
Working: The given component is used in medication that improves the mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore the interest in daily living. It may reduce fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It works by affecting the chemicals in the brain.
Uses: It may also decrease the urge to perform repeated tasks that interfere with daily living. Fluoxetine pills may lower the premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, increased appetite, and depression. It may reduce binging and purging behaviors in bulimia.
Effective medicine is approved for the treatment of a major depressive disorder, acute and maintenance treatment of obsessions and compulsions in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, binge-eating and vomiting behaviors in people with moderate to severe bulimia nervosa, and panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia. It can be used with other medicines to treat depressive episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This ingredient Fluoxetine is used in popular brands as mentioned below:
- Prozac: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg
- Prozac weekly: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg
- Sarafem: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg
- Selfemra: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg
Maintain a healthy diet and exercise while treating with this medication.