Our doctors are here to help. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is an antidepressant medication used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Prozac (Fluoxetine) may be right for you.Book an appointment
Our doctors are here to help. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is an antidepressant medication used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Prozac (Fluoxetine) may be right for you.
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Can You Get Prozac (Fluoxetine) Online?
You can request Prozac (Fluoxetine) online from a licensed doctor during a medical consultation.
You can speak with an online doctor at PlushCare to learn more about Fluoxetine. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer. During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history in order to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Fluoxetine, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Prozac (Fluoxetine)?
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication that is often sold under the brand names Prozac and Sarafem, to name a few.
It is typically used in the treatment of depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and panic disorder.
Prozac (Fluoxetine) may help to normalize mood and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and panic. When taken following a doctor's recommendations, fluoxetine can restore proper occupational and social function.
Prozac prescription FAQs
How Does Prozac (Fluoxetine) Work?
Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Prozac works by blocking the absorption of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain. In other words, it prevents the uptake of serotonin to encourage the body to produce more. This, in effect, increases the amount of serotonin that is absorbed by the post-synaptic terminals of neural cells, thus reducing the effects of depression and certain other related mood and panic disorders and leading to a better, more stable mood.
Can You Request a Prozac (Fluoxetine) Prescription Online?
Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a prescription medication, and is only available by receiving a prescription from a doctor after a medical consultation.
You can request a Fluoxetine prescription from a licensed, board-certified doctor at PlushCare. Discuss your condition and receive sound medical advice to help you best address your wellness concerns. If your doctor finds it necessary for your unique situation, they may provide you with a fluoxetine prescription online, and would then electronically send the prescription to a nearby pharmacy.
What Dosage of Prozac is Typically Prescribed?
Dosage will vary, but adult dosages typically range from 20 mg to 80 mg. In most cases, "patients begin at a low dose of medicine and the dose is increased slowly over several weeks," according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Prozac is available as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or delayed-release capsule.
Always take Prozac exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Prozac without speaking to your doctor first; you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that can be avoided by gradually reducing the dose.
What are the Side Effects of Prozac (Fluoxetine)?
It is possible to experience side effects when using medications such as Prozac (Fluoxetine). Side effects that patients may experience with the use of Fluoxetine may include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst
- Lack of energy
- Mood or behavioral changes
- Poor muscle control
- Strange or abnormal dreams
This is not a complete list of side effects. Increased severity may warrant a visit to your doctor. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects before taking Prozac (Fluoxetine). If you experience an adverse or allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the Precautions of Taking Prozac (Fluoxetine)?
Not everyone will benefit fully from the use of Prozac (Fluoxetine). In some cases, fluoxetine might even pose greater risks than the benefits that it offers.
Prozac is used with caution in children, teens, and young adults under the age of 25 due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts.
If you suffer from any of the following medical conditions, it is imperative that you discuss them with your doctor, as taking fluoxetine in the presence of these conditions can result to potentially serious complications:
- Liver disease
- Platelet disease
- QT prolongation
- Seizure disorders
- Renal dysfunction and disease
Carefully weigh the pros and cons of taking Prozac if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since it can harm the child.
What Medications Interact with Prozac (Fluoxetine)?
Prozac can cause very serious interactions with various other drugs, so you should always tell your doctor about all medications you take, especially:
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including pimozide and thioridazine
- Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
- Other SSRIs
A Note About Prozac (Fluoxetine) Online Prescriptions
Medications are prescribed at the sole discretion of a PlushCare physician. Prescriptions for non-controlled substances can only be written after a medical evaluation. Scheduling an appointment does not guarantee that a medication can or will be prescribed.