Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor
- Prozac "PRO-zak"
What can it be used for?
If you are 18 or over, fluoxetine can be prescribed for you as a licensed medicine for depression (low mood) and some other conditions.
If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people, but it can be prescribed to help young people aged 8-17 years.
Ways to take and what's in it?
20mg per 5ml spoonful
Fluoxetine is a type of antidepressant called a Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor.
It can be used to help with low mood and anxiety.
If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.
Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility.