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Prozac

Prozac Treats Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Eating Disorders.

Dosage

The safety and effectiveness of prozac in patients below the age of 18 years have not been established.

For Depression: Adults: The recommended initial dosage is 20 mg administered once daily in the morning. A gradual dose increase should be considered only after a trial period of several weeks if the expected clinical improvement does not occur.

For Bulimia Nervosa: Adult: The recommended dosage is 60 mg/day, although studies show that lower doses may also be efficacious.

For Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A dose range of 20 mg/day to 60 mg/day is recommended for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The total dosage should not exceed a maximum of 80 mg/day since clinical experience with doses above 80 mg/day is very limited.

Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often You may take the tablets with or without food. It is best if you take the medicine in the morning. If you take two doses a day, it is best taken in the morning and the early afternoon. Store at room temperature, away from heat or moisture.

If you miss a dose: You should not use the missed dose. Keep on with your regular dosing schedule. You should not use two doses at the same time.

Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects: Rash or hives with itching Wheezing or trouble breathing Chest pain Fast pounding heartbeat Suicidal feelings or thoughts of hurting yourself Feelings of intense agitation or anxiety

If you have problems with these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor. Nervousness or trouble concentrating Changes in taste Nausea or weight loss Headache Trouble sleeping Drowsiness or dizziness Tremors (shakiness) Having to go to the bathroom more often Decreased interest in sex or loss of ability to have sex (impotence)

Symptoms of Overdose: Nausea, vomiting, agitation, restlessness, hypomania, and other signs of the central nervous system excitation, including seizures.