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Prozac â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA, side-effects from Prozac®* are common:

· upset stomach
· drowsiness
· weakness or tiredness
· excitement or anxiety
· insomnia
· nightmares
· dry mouth
· skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual
· changes in appetite or weight

Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· constipation
· difficulty urinating
· frequent urination
· blurred vision
· changes in sex drive or ability
· excessive sweating

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
· slow or difficult speech
· shuffling walk
· persistent, fine tremor or inability to sit still
· fever, chills, sore throat, or flu-like side-effects
· difficulty breathing or swallowing
· severe skin rash or hives
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· irregular heartbeat


*Prozac® is marketed by Eli Lilly and Company to treat depression. The active ingredient in Prozac® is fluoxetine.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD