What is Prozac?
Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that might be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
What is Prozac used for?
Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
Can Prozac be consumed in combination?
Prozac is sometimes used together with another medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa) to treat manic depression caused by bipolar disorder. This combination is also used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
How to consume Prozac?
Do not crush, chew, break, or open a delayed-release Prozac Weekly capsule. Swallow the capsule whole. It may take up to 4 weeks before the symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell the doctor in case symptoms do not improve.
Can consumption of Prozac be stopped immediately?
Do not stop using Prozac suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.