Prozac liquid is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and antidepressant drug called fluoxetine! We carry the brand choice of this medication in 20mg/5ml!
Prozac liquid is used for quite a few conditions such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Depression is a medical condition that causes consistent feelings of self-doubt, self-hatred, and sadness. This condition has a huge effect on everyday life due to the symptoms of insomnia or excessive sleeping, not enjoying things that you previously enjoyed, isolating yourself from friends and family, anxiety, lack of motivation, and sometimes a person may have suicidal thoughts are self harming tendency, which is when the illness can become fatal. Panic attacks, which most commonly occur in those with a panic attack disorder, are a strong feeling of fear or discomfort. These attacks may be triggered or occur out of nowhere. A panic attack will often be accompanied with a fast or pounding heartbeat, sweat, trembles, or shaking, shortness of breath, hyperventilation, or feeling dizzy or nauseous. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts, obsessions, or compulsions, sometimes a person may have all three. A person with OCD may find their self with thoughts or actions that take up 25% + of the day, are out of your control, are not enjoyable, and interfere with your daily life, such as work, school, or other social outings. Bulimia is an eating disorder where a person will binge on food (eating large portions of food at once; 2-3 meals at one sitting) and purge (vomit) immediately afterwards to get rid of the calories. People with this condition may also find themselves using other methods as well to refrain from gaining weight like pushing their selves to exercise more than their body can handle or fasting (not eating at all for a certain period of time). This illness is dangerous as it can lead to heart problems, kidney failure, absent periods in females, digestive problems, anxiety and depression, substance abuse and even suicidal thoughts or suicide. Premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is a very common condition in women and begins the week before your period and ending just a few days after your period begins. A person with PMS may have mood swings, depression, intense anger, tension, anxiety, and irritability, decreased interest in usual activities, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, change in appetite, sleep problems, breast tenderness, hot flashes and more.
Prozac Liquid (fluoxetine) is effective at treating these conditions because it is a SSRI drug and is capable of blocking the absorption of neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain which aids with the transmission of messages between neurotransmitters, which results in a better and more stable mood.
Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Prozac Liquid (fluoxetine) exactly how to take this medication. Follow his or her directions, they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget.
This medication may be taken with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Measure the dose carefully and avoid using a regular household spoon to measure the medicine; use a proper measuring device. Your local pharmacist should be able to provide you with one if you do not have access to one at home.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose when you remember. If your next dose is approaching soon, skip the missed dose. Do not double up on medication to make up for a missed dose.
Do not use Prozac Liquid (fluoxetine)
Do not use this product if you are allergic to fluoxetine. This medication should not be used by those have had a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drug, pimozide or thioridazine in the past 14 days.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
It is important to tell your doctor about current and past medical conditions to determine if it’s a safe and effective drug for you. Before taking Prozac, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: personal or family history of bipolar/manic-depressive disorder, personal or family history of suicide attempts, liver problems, diabetes, low sodium in the blood (such as may occur while taking "water pills" - diuretics), severe loss of body water (dehydration), seizures, stomach/intestinal ulcers, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).
If you take this medication with a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor or too soon before or after taking one, you may develop confusion, agitation, restlessness, stomach or intestinal symptoms, a sudden high body temperature, an extremely high blood pressure, or severe convulsions. Using this drug with or too soon before or after using pimozide or thioridazine, you may develop serious heart problems.
Prozac liquid has caused a serious condition called serotonin syndrome if taken together with certain drugs. Tell your doctor about all medications you currently take to ensure this medication is safe for you.
This product may increase the chance of being agitated, irritable, or other abnormal behaviors including suicidal thoughts and tendencies or become depressed. Your doctor may want to monitor you to ensure you are not being affected by unwanted side effects.
Do not stop taking this medication without getting consent from your doctor first. Your doctor will likely need to gradually wean you off the medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms such as withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, breathing problems, chest pain, confusion, diarrhea, dizziness or lightheadedness, fast heartbeat, headache, increased sweating, muscle pain, nausea, restlessness, runny nose, trouble sleeping, trembling or shaking, unusual tiredness or weakness, vision changes, or vomiting.
This medication may increase the likeliness of bleeding issues. Tell your doctor if you are taking any blood thinning medications.
Hyponatremia (low sodium in the blood) can be a result of using this medication. See side effects for warning signs of low sodium in the blood.
Blood sugar levels may be affected by fluoxetine (Prozac). If you are a diabetic, make sure you are completely aware of the risks of this drug before deciding if it’s the right treatment for you.
Do not breast feed while using this medication. Consult your doctor if you have any further questions regarding breast feeding while on Prozac.
Common side effects of Prozac Liquid (fluoxetine) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Prozac Liquid (fluoxetine) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
low sodium: headache, trouble focusing, memory problems, feeling confused, weakness, seizures, or change in balance.
serotonin syndrome: agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or very bad headache.
What is the best dosage to take for an adult with depression?
The best dosage to take for an adult with depression IS 20mg once a day in the morning; after seven weeks, the dose may be increased if needed to 20mg-60mg per day but not to exceed more than 80mg per day.
Can a child with depression use this medication?
Some children are able to use this medication for depression. Those who are 8 years old and up may safely and effectively use Prozac liquid.
How long until I feel relief using Prozac Liquid?
Typically, peak plasma concentrations take place around the sixth or seventh hour following administration of a single dose. Reduced symptoms may be noticed around two to four weeks after beginning treatment. It will likely take about six to eight weeks before the full effect of this drug is recognized.
Does it have any medication interactions?
Yes. Some other drugs that interact with this drug include anticoagulants (blood thinners), anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, medications that cause drowsiness, diuretics, lithium, pimozide, other antidepressants and HIV medications.
This is not a complete list of drugs that interact with fluoxetine (Prozac Liquid). Consult your doctor to inquire more about which drugs interact with this one.
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