What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant, notably the first SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) approved for use in the United States. It has been approved by the FDA and marketed under the brand name Prozac® for over three decades.
- Currently, fluoxetine is FDA-approved for acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, and panic disorder. Not all mental health conditions can be treated by a provider through our platform.
- Fluoxetine should be taken exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. Generally, it is taken once a day at the same time, earlier in the day if trouble sleeping is a concern. Abruptly stopping fluoxetine is generally not recommended, even if you feel better, because serious withdrawal symptoms can occur.