Prozac is a popular antidepressant that belongs to a wide group of medicines that are generally known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This medicine is known to affect some of the brain’s chemicals that can trigger anxiety, depression, panic or obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Prozac is a well known depression medicine that is generally prescribed in the treatment of Bulimia nervosa, depressive disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive medical disorder or premenstrual dysphoric medical condition. However, this product could also serve some other purposes that have not been mentioned in this guide.
Patients that are under 24 years of age might experience suicidal thoughts at the beginning of a treatment with Prozac. However, this product is the only antidepressant that has been approved by the FDA to be used in the treatment of children. During the fist 3 months of treatment with this medicine you should regularly visit your personal health care provider.
You should alert your personal physician as soon as possible if you experience: trouble sleeping, behavior or mood changes, panic attacks, anxiety, or if you feel irritable, impulsive, agitated, aggressive, hostile, hyperactive restless or more depressed. This type of medicines is known to sometimes cause harmful birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, or if you might become pregnant during your treatment with Prozac, you should ask your personal health care provider if it is safe to start a treatment with Prozac. It has been clearly determined that this medicine’s ingredients are able to pass into the patient’s breast milk. Do not use this product if you are currently nursing an infant. Ask your personal physician for advice.
Before you start a treatment with Prozac, you should alert your personal health care provider if you are suffering from known allergies to any of this medicine’s components or if you have:
Under these circumstances, you might not be allowed to start taking this medicine or you might have to be prescribed a lower dose of Prozac. Your personal physician might also want to closely monitor your intake of this medicine.
Prozac Intake Guidelines
Ask your personal physician to explain to you exactly how you should take this medicine. You must not disobey any of your physician’s instructions. If you did not understand some of them, you should ask a nurse or a pharmacist for further information. If you want to known more about Prozac, you should simply read the medicine’s label. During your treatment with this medicine your personal physician might want to change your dose of this medicine.
It is strictly forbidden to chew, break, or open a capsule of Prozac. You must try to swallow the pill as a whole, as it has been especially designed to gradually release its ingredients in the organism.
If you have been prescribed to take the liquid form of this medicine, you should carefully measure your doses with a special measuring device (such as a measuring cup or a measuring spoon). If you do not own such a device, you should buy one from a pharmacy. It is recommended to take your doses of Prozac at the same time, daily.
This medicine’s effects might not appear during the first month of your treatment with this medicine. You must not stop using Prozac without first consulting it with your personal physician, as this could trigger severe side effects. Prozac should be stored at the average room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Enquire with your personal physician as to the proper Prozac dosage for your particular condition. Patients who take this medicine to treat a premenstrual dysphoric medical condition are regularly prescribed one dose per day during their period.
If you think that you might be suffering from an overdose with this medicine you should alert your local poison control centre and your doctor at once. The average symptoms that are triggered by an overdose with Prozac include: vomiting, seizures, nausea, sleepiness, fever, confusion, uneven or rapid heartbeat, fainting, or coma.
Prozac Missed Dose
If you miss one of you doses of Prozac, you should take it as soon as you recall. If it is time for another prescribed dose of this product, you should skip the dose that you have missed and proceed with your regular treatment. Do not double dose without your doctor’s consent.
Prozac Side Effects
If you experience any allergic reaction symptoms you should seek medical care at once. Alert your personal physician as soon as possible if you develop any of these severe side effects:
A treatment with Prozac could also trigger other less severe (but more commonly experienced) side effects like:
Prozac Drug Reactions
During your treatment with Prozac you must not take any of these drugs:
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