Fluoxetine HCl

Last Update May 30, 2016
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Uses: Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
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for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
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Positive 5,020 "I have started taking fluoxatine this year and have noticed a change in how I handle the PMDD. It has become more tolerable, but it hasn't gone away completely. i am not sure if I should ask my... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 4,414 "I just had to go off fluoxetine because it didn't work at 20 mg and at 40 mg it gave me explosive,... "Read more negative discussions
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Fluoxetine and citalopram swapping ruined my relationship
| Paulb
Hi. I'm looking for any help or advice possible. Me and my girlfriend of 2 years were amazing together and Wer due to go on holiday soon and getting a house. We never argued and was obsessed with each other and everybody says the same.anyway she was on fluoxetine at the beginning of outer relationahip due to family problems but she wasn't really depressed bad.she had fluoxetine for nearly 2 year and then all of a sudden ran out and started taking her mums citalopram for a few weeks before switching back to fluoxetine.
All this swapping and changing coincided with her doubting our relationship and other things in life and now she wants time to sort herself out etc and I feel lost. Could this be all down to the medication sudden stopping and swapping. Pleas any info will do.thanks

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Foundation (Prozac)
| Clive
I have been on Fluoxetein for two weeks as a treatment for OCD, and for tinnitus with the hope of calming the terrible ringing in my ears. Since the start of this treatment I have developed pains in all of my joints and muscles.

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Blank mind
| Roxanna205
I am being treated for depression and anxiety. My dr first prescribed me 10 mg of fluoxetine but that dosis was to little. I got really depressed again so he uped the dose to 20 mg. Now even though ive been gradually feeling better my mind feels blank

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Fluoxetine HCl Review
| mikl_pls
One of the few SSRIs that doesn't make me bat**** crazy. It helped moderately with my depression, anxiety, and OCD and generally made me more mellow, but I did gain a substantial amount of weight, which I understand to be rather uncommon for Prozac.

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142,742 discussions
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Paxil
310,270 discussions
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Other names: Paroxetine, Paxil CR, Seroxat, Paroxetine HCl, Aroxat
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Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Facts about Fluoxetine HCl

What does Fluoxetine HCl look like?
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Strength : 10 mg
Pill imprint : 7188;9;3
Color : Blue
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 10 mg
Pill imprint : MYLAN;4210
Color : Pink,White
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : PLIVA;648
Color : White,Green
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 40 mg
Pill imprint : TEVA;7198;[or];93;7198
Color : Blue,Orange
Shape : Capsule
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Fluoxetine HCl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Fluoxetine HCl
There may be a negative interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
How do I obtain Fluoxetine HCl?
Prescription in the USA
What dosages are available?
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Ingredients
Fluoxetine Hcl, Fluoxetine
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