About Fluoxetine

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About Fluoxetine

The drug is used for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by uncontrollable binge eating.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Brighten mood in depression

This is how fluoxetine

works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Fluoxetine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants, to which the active ingredient fluoxetine belongs.

Application of the active substance fluoxetine

The drug is used for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by uncontrollable binge eating.

For the following uses of Fluoxetine , in-depth information is available:

  • depression

Effect of Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine belongs to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The active ingredient, like all other active substances in this group, also leads to a better mood in the brain due to an improved supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. This explains the use of the drug in depression.

When given in tablet form, fluoxetine is reached after four to eight hours. Excretion is 60 percent through the kidneys. The antidepressant effect usually starts after two to four weeks of regular use of Fluoxetine.

The active substance and its likewise effective degradation products remain active in the body for a relatively long time. This is an advantage when taking an irregular dose, but it also makes it difficult to switch to another medication. The half-life, the time after which half of the originally present substance has been eliminated from the body, is one to two weeks for the effective degradation products of the active ingredient.

Potential Fluoxetine side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage

25%

16%

12%

11%

10%

9%

Fluoxetine used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Dorothy R. Lewis says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Weight gain (6 kg), prolonged bleeding time, fatigue, indifference, tremors, coordination problems, headache (all at 40 mg)

  2. Amber N. Green says:
    2.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Circulatory weakness, fatigue, listless, confusion, confusion, poor concentration, disoriented, little appetite for food, poor eyesight, slack, no desire for anything