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Generic Name: FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (floo-OX-e-teen) Prozac Oral Uses
Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, panic attacks,
obsessive compulsive disorder, a certain eating disorder (bulimia), and a
severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric
This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite,
and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It may
decrease fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It
may also reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as
hand-washing, counting, and checking) that interfere with daily living.
Fluoxetine may lessen premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, increased
appetite, and depression. It may decrease bingeing and purging behaviors in
How To Use Prozac Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fluoxetine and each time you get a refill. If yo...
Alternative Names Depression - adolescents; Teenage depression Treatment Treatment options for adolescents with depression include: Supportive care from a medical provider Talk therapy Antidepressant medications (possibly) Treatment should be tailored to the teenager, and the symptoms. Families often help in treating adolescent depression. MEDICATION The first medication tried is usually a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Fluoxetine (Prozac) and escitalopram (Lexapro) are the only SSRIs approved for treating major depression in adolescents (ages 12 - 17). Fluoxetine is also approved for children age 8 and older. NOTE: SSRIs and other antidepressants carry a warning that they may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in children and adolescents. Other evidence has not showed that these drugs increase suicide risk in children. Doctors are still prescribing SSRIs and other antidepressant medications to adolescents with depression. Several i...
Adolescence is such a tough time. The average teen is struggling with school work, sports team performance, acne, sexuality issues, relationship issues, figuring out who they are while trying to get along with mom and dad. When depression hits - it can really complicate these issues. When resistant depression hits - it can be the ultimate challenge for the teen patient and their doctor. And of course, suicide always lurks as a possibility.
Right now, fluoxetine (Prozac) is considered to be the only medication FDA approved to treat resistant depression in teens. But many teens don't respond to this therapy. The TORDIA study (Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents) now offers ome valuable information in how these teens can be helped. The trial looked at teens who were not responsive to the first 2 weeks of fluoxetine treatment for resistant depression. The 334 patients then received either:
A different SSRI for 12 we...
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