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(also known as Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, Sarafem)
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is an antidepressant drug used medically in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and panic disorder. Fluoxetine is also used (off-label) to treat many other conditions, such as ADHD. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Depression
10078
61%
Eating Disorders
1359
64%
Depression - Teen
836
55%
Bipolar Disorder
625
77%
Anxiety
508
81%
Overall, 64% (15304 Members) find Prozac helpful
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Prozac Reviews

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Currently makes me tired but helps. Had to reduce dosage and add wellbutrin to minimize side effect.
Working / Worked
I was on Prozac for years. I gained weight which did not help, I was always the same weight for two decades. I go on Prozac and gain 60 pounds. I also yawned and yawned and yawned. Almost like a tic. But overall it changed my life. It brought me out of a deep depression, and helped my focus. I go more done to graduate college and focus on my life's responsibilities. It was like the first time I knew what normal was.
Working / Worked
Prozac is a staple in my "cocktail" of medications. For me, the side effects are pretty minimal, and it can be a real life saver. My only frustration is that it doesn't work as well as it used to, but maybe I've just developed a tolerance to it over the years. My psychiatrist wants me to try a few new medications in February, and I can only hope they work as well as Prozac once did for me.
Working / Worked
working
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Helping
Working / Worked
It is the only antidepressant that effectively treats my depressive symptoms and binge eating disorder. Also only antidepressant, besides Wellbutrin, that curbs my sugar cravings and has actually led to me losing weight
Working / Worked
It did not work
Helps a great deal although it doesnt take it away completely
Working / Worked
it worked before along with xanax but I quit going to therapy years ago so my meds got cut off
Working / Worked
on max dose does not seem to help any more but I am also dealing with grief
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Prozac
    I have been on Prozac for a lot of years now. No side effects. It helps decress my anxiety. And helps with my OCD symptoms. I was on Paxil origina... [More]
  2. Discussion: Prozac
    My doctor put me back on Prozac earlier this week. Since I've been taking it, I've noticed a decrease in my appetite, which I don't remember having th... [More]
  3. Discussion: Prozac?
    Prozac has helped me with anxiety and depression but I haven't experienced the loss of appetite. Maybe it will take more time for your body to adjust ... [More]
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    Anyone take prozac when TTC???? really needing some information on this [More]
  5. Discussion: prozac?
    I have been on prozac 60mg forever but it seems to lose its effect after awhile. Nothing else seems to work for me though. [More]