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:

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16%

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11%

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9%

Fluoxetine used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Mable R. Kohler says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Libido disorder. I took the medicine for 2 years and except for a disorder of my libido, I did not experience any side effects.

    Side effects: Libido disorders
  2. Paul E. Palmer says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    In the beginning amplification of the drive improvement of the depressive symptoms effect decreases quickly

    Side effects: Libido disorders
  3. Bryan B. Tucker says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    The drug works reasonably well against depression and anxiety, but various side effects such as muscle pain, nausea and libido disorders, like almost all antidepressants, are more of a postponement of the symptoms that did not exist before.

  4. Jacqueline R. Haro says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    initially severe nausea, pigmentation disorders, light, or sun sensitivity, weight loss, trembling, headache, …. but all gladly accepted this, because I was so bad at the time that it could only get better, side effects have been reduced Thanks to this medicine, I can work again, lead a full life and be here at all, I feel well with the drug, can reduce the dosage well in the summer itself

  5. Barbara F. Arredondo says:
    5.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Adh syndrome

    It’s my first antidepressant (at 48, I’m proud of myself). I was a bit anxious about the side effects in the first 3 days (1/2 tablet). Headache; I am used, I have taken no countermeasures. Nausea; I just take this way. Extreme loss of appetite; Should I complain about it? Weight loss; I consider that a reward. I’ll start celebratingHooray! Fatigue / yawn; Shit … me on it! Despite all complaint I’m traveling daily. Impairment of concentration; I am special caution driving a car. At the household and working life (8 St./Tag) can be something to remember. Impairment of thought; I do not take anything personally anymore. The feeling that everything is too bright or that I speak too loud. Despite all side effects, I drive at least 35Km car every day. The doctor had me confident, I could do it.

  6. Dorothy W. Velazquez says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Take fluoxetine for 7 days because of severe depression. First four days 10 mg in the morning and then 20 mg in the morning. Effect not available. Hope for an immediate effect. Side effects: mild nausea, upset stomach, dizziness, headache

  7. Lindsey C. Morse says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I started with 20mg Fluoxetine After a week I should raise to 40mg …. I always took the tablet before breakfast I was barely finished with breakfast so I could run it at lunch …. ok I pushed it to the initial one Nebenwirkunken and the stress my son was lately sick very often …. Then I gave my homemade baked spelled wholegrain the fault left it … again no improvement …. then I started the day so kindergarten in the kindergarten bring Breakfast and 1-1 / 2 hours after that Fluoxetine was 1 1/2 hours before lunch (at weekends earlier) I could not keep lunch with me and in the end it was even so bad that lunch meant Last meal a day was left because I was afraid of eating. I had so strong diarrhea after lunch that moved into the early Abenstunden, I could not leave the apartment I was trapped ….. For colon cleansing I took Omniobiotik10 then I put on my own responsibility from the devil stuff. …. since I have again panic attacks but the diarrhea is gone …. but the next doctor’s appointment is not far away

  8. Cleo D. Baird says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    For the first few days and weeks, I was often very tired, but not directly unpowered – it was really tired. I was also a little sick and sometimes a bit dull in the stomach. In fact, I also noticed that the suicide risk has increased, but since I was not very suicidal, this increase was not too bad. All of these side effects are completely gone after about two weeks. The only problem I have with fluoxetine is that most of the time I notice that my fear is still there, but not showing, being suppressed. There could be much worse side effects, I think. Overall, I am very happy with the intake of fluoxetine (by the way I take 20mg per day), only the first few weeks were not very good.

  9. Jessica S. Morton says:
    2.5 rating

    Have I just begun to take and improvement, I can not say so, a little already, at the moment violent side effects. Let’s wait and see how it is in 2 weeks when I take the full dose.

  10. Angela T. Hunt says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    In this Medik. I got severe pressure in the head after a few days, a lot of tinnitus, trouble sleeping, and was switched to paroxetine again.

    Side effects: Sleeping problems
  11. Juanita E. Macdonald says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I have 10mg at the beginning and go up to 20mg in 2 days. The first days were hell, I was tired all day, but restless. In the evening I could not sleep and was still restless. At the gym I could not feel anything because my muscles were incredibly weak and shaky. And with stress I became only more depressed including suicidal thoughts. Meanwhile, the side effects are mitigated, but the sleep problems and depression with suicidal thoughts are still there.

  12. Jill J. Smith says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    complete restlessness, sleep disorders, weakness, tinnitus (at 20mg) restless sleep, mild tinnitus (at 10mg)

    Side effects: Weakness; Sleep disorders; Unrest
  13. Mariela M. Shultis says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I did not tolerate fluoxetine. By taking Fluoxetine my low pulse dropped again to about 40 beats / minute. I was bad, I was feeling sick. When I got up, I was dizzy. I could not work taking fluoxetine. I was far too weak for that. However, I have had to take a few other medications. It can not be ruled out that there have been drug-drug interactions.

    Side effects: Weakness; Dizziness
  14. Joseph L. Jackson says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    The antidepressive effect is good, unfortunately, with the duration of intake decreases a little. Disadvantage is that it is very drive-enhancing and therefore has a negative effect on the ability to relax. The consequences are constant over-rotation, under power and sleep disturbances. Side effects also include sexual dysfunction.

  15. David M. Alexander says:
    2.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I had very good experience with the product, coped well with, but rather, severe side effect in the genital area, violent potency disorders. It got so far that it was not possible without aids ……………. big delay in the ejaculation process ……………….

    Side effects: Sexual dysfunction
  16. Jamal P. Cedillo says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    First of all, I do not want to stop anyone here from taking his prescribed medications or even getting someone to stop his drug therapy. However, it is important to me to mention a major scandal. I myself have had the fluoxetine bother me because of obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders. It was really imposed on me. With the most flowery reports a la success rate of at least 40% and hardly any side effects. Yes, I have been warned about side effects (NW). Also on sexual dysfunction. My question as to whether these NWs are reversible was answered unambiguously and unequivocally yes. Now I am sitting there, have discontinued the drug for 14 days and it is still completely dead pants. Libido and erection = 0. My therapist calms me down with the long half-life and that’s why it can take a while for the male force to return. However, I have now found out that there are enough people whose sexual dysfunction persisted after taking SSRIs (keyword for research: PSSD, there are also self-help groups). The phenomenon has long been ignored by experts or psychologically canceled. Meanwhile, there is also peer-reviewed scientific literature on this topic. I hope now that I am really too impatient and soon the problem has resolved itself. With psychotropic drugs, I am personally, however, through. For me, the ups and downs of the mental illness + fulfilled sex life was much better than the current state. Again, no one should sell his meds because of this report. They work too. Fluoxetine helped me noticeably to reduce anxiety after 2 days. Of course, seriously depressed people or people who can not lead a livable life without psychotropic drugs should have access to these substances. However, everyone should be aware that they can cause permanent damage. Even if neither the doctor nor the leaflet tell you. All the best.