Generic Name: FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (floo-OX-e-teen) Prozac Oral Precautions
Before taking fluoxetine, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
personal or family history of bipolar/manic-depressive
personal or family history of suicide attempts
low sodium in the blood (such as may occur while taking
"water pills" - diuretics)
severe loss of body water (dehydration)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities...
Definition Depression is a medical illness in which a person has persistent feelings of sadness ,often with discouragement and a lack of self-worth. Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but is often not recognized or treated. Causes, incidence, and risk factors See: Depression - major for more information about the causes of depression. In the elderly, a number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse. Some of these changes are: Adapting to a move from home to an apartment or retirement facility Chronic pain Feelings of isolation or loneliness as children move away and their spouse and close friends die Loss of independence (problems getting around, caring for themselves, or driving) Multiple illnesses Struggles with memory loss and problems thinking clearly Elderly people often use alcohol to self-treat depression, but this may make symptoms worse. Depression can be a sign of a physical illness. It can be a psychological reaction to the ...
There are a number of different medications that are currently used to treat anxiety disorders. Antidepressants, although originally intended to treat depression, have been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety. Medication does not “cure” anxiety. While some people may not feel relief from anxiety symptoms and some may not be able to tolerate side effects, the majority of people do find relief from the debilitating impact of anxiety in their lives. There are a number of antidepressant medications on the market today used to treat different types of anxiety: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Clomipramine (Anafranil) • Fluoxetine (Prozac) • Fluvoamine (Luvox) • Paroxetine (Paxil) • Sertaline (Zoloft) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) • Paroxetine (Paxil) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Paroxetine (P...
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