Alternative names : Prozac, Fluoxetine, Ladose, Fluoxetin, Fluoxetina, Fluctin, Fluxet, Fluctine, Fluoxétine
Packaging : 28 tabs each 20 mg
Ladose-Prozac ( Fluoxetine) is a member of the serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) family. Prozac is one of the world\'s most widely prescribed antidepressants. It is an antidepressant medication originally approved in 1987 and currently available for the treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mindbody coordination, decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and suicidal thoughts.
Many scientists believe that an imbalance in serotonin, a neurotransmitter, may be an important factor in the development and severity of depression. Prozac is believed to work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin, a neurotransmitter or chemical messenger in the brain. These chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters. Many experts believe that an imbalance in these neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. Fluoxetine is believed to work by inhibiting the release or affects the action of serotonin. Fluoxetine does not have MAO activity. Ordinarily, it is quickly reabsorbed after its release at the junctures between nerves. Re-uptake inhibitors such as Prozac slow this process, thereby boosting the levels of serotonin available in the brain.
In addition, Prozac is used to treat panic disorder, including panic associated with agoraphobia (a severe fear of being in crowds or public places). People with panic disorder usually suffer from panic attacks feelings of intense fear that develop suddenly, often for no reason. Various symptoms occur during the attacks, including a rapid or pounding heartbeat, chest pain, sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath.
Side effects :
Back pain, bone pain
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