How does drug

«fluoxetine» is able to normalize appetite and sleep, as well as improve mood.The drug reduces the anxiety and feelings of fear, depression and lethargy."Fluoxetine" effect on the production of serotonin.Serotonin - a hormone "joy", which regulates the nervous processes in the nerve tissue and the brain.After 2 weeks after receiving the drug, the patient returns to a life interest, out of fear and tension."Fluoxetine" does not cause inhibition and does not affect the cardiovascular system.

Indications

1. sleep disorders.
2. Depression, accompanied by fear.
3. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia.
4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
5. anti-alcohol therapy.

Side effects

1. Dizziness.
2. Headache.
3. Reduced appetite.
4. Dry mouth.
5. Decreased sexual desire.
6. Sweating.
7. excitability.
8. Problems with ejaculation.
9. The absence of menstruation.
10. Weight loss.
11. Allergic reactions.

Contraindications

Antidepressant "Fluoxetine" it is not necessary to assign the following conditions:
1. Renal and hepatic failure.
2. During the period of lactation and pregnancy.
3. When taking other antidepressant drugs.
4. Intolerance of one of the components of the drug.
5. Epilepsy.
6. Diabetes.
7. Severe anorexia.
8. atony bladder.
9. Parkinson's disease.

Overdose If overdose

may develop diarrhea, appearance of seizures and mental stimulation.Treatment is symptomatic: the use of activated charcoal and gastric lavage.

Dosage

drug administered orally with meals.Initial dose should be 20 mg.The treatment lasts up to 4 weeks.In rare cases, the treatment can be extended to 5 weeks.The maximum dose per day is 80 mg, in the elderly not more than 60 mg.
Precautions "Fluoxetine" used in diseases of the cardiovascular system and in the elderly.It is necessary to pay attention to patients with myocardial infarction.Children under 18 years of age requires a special dosage.



Pregnancy During pregnancy, the drug is strictly contraindicated.

drug interactions with other drugs

drug increases the effects of alcohol, drugs that lower blood sugar, "Diazepam" and "Alprozalama."
«fluoxetine" is not used in the background of electroconvulsive therapy, asmay trigger an epileptic seizure.