Generic Name: fluoxetine
Prozac is used to treat depression and the anxiety associated with depression. Depression is longer lasting and/or more severe than the "low moods" everyone has from time to time due to the stress of everyday life. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms such as feeling low in spirit, loss of interest in activities, being unable to enjoy life, poor appetite or overeating, disturbed sleep, often waking up early, loss of sex drive, lack of energy and feeling guilty over nothing. Generic Prozac corrects this chemical imbalance and may help relieve the symptoms of depression .
Generic Prozac can also be used to treat pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Your doctor may have prescribed Generic Prozac for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Generic Prozac has been prescribed for you. Generic Prozac contains the active ingredient called fluoxetine hydrochloride and belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). There is no evidence that Generic Prozac is addictive.