Fluoxetine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Fluoxetine is an Antidepressant drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Fluoxetine is used for
1. Major depression
2. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
3. Bulimia Nervosa
4. Anorexia Nervosa
5. Panic disorder and premenstrual
6. Dysphoric disorder
7. Depression illness
8. Parkinson’s disease
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications1. Should not be used if the patient enters a
manic phase
2. Renal failure
3. Hypersensitivity
Precautions1. Should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy
2. Cardiac disease
3. Diabetes Mellitus
4. Susceptibility to
angle-closure glaucoma
5. History of mania or bleeding disorders
6. Pregnancy
7. Interactions
8. Lactation
Adverse Effects1. Gastrointestinal effects
2. Anorexia with weight loss
3. Hypersensitivity reactions
4. Rashes
5. Urticaria
6. Angioedema
7. Anaphylaxis
8. Arthralgia
9. Myalgia and photosensivity
10. Dry Mouth
11. Nervousness
12. Tremor
13. Asthenia
14. Hallucinations
15. Drowsiness
16. Convulsions
17. Sexual dysfunction
Pregnancy Category D

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