Fluoxetine (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Fluoxetine is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and panic disorder.
Fluoxetine is used with olanzapine to treat depression that is a part of bipolar disorder. These medicines are also used together to treat treatment resistant depression in patients who have been treated with other antidepressants that did not work well. This medicine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Fluoxetine belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, fluoxetine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
- Premature ejaculation.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Capsule, Delayed Release