August 28, 2010 Kim Goldman

Fluoxetine (Prozac, AKA Distas, Limes, Green & White, Pros, Greens, Zacs), an antidepressant (mood elevator), is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and some eating disorders.  Fluoxetine (Sarafem) is used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What does it look like?

Percocet is commonly found in tablet form.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from fluoxetine are common:

  • upset stomach
  • drowsiness
  • weakness or tiredness
  • excitement or anxiety
  • insomnia
  • nightmares
  • dry mouth
  • skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual
  • changes in appetite or weight

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
  • slow or difficult speech
  • shuffling walk
  • persistent, fine tremor or inability to sit still
  • fever, chills, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • severe skin rash or hives
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • irregular heartbeat

Source: NIDA, U.S. National Library of Medicine

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