Prozac and Fluoxetine Drug Information
The prescription drug industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The pharmaceutical companies have grown so powerful that they can charge high prices to American consumers while consumers of other countries pay much less for prescription medications.
The advent of the online pharmacy has lowered the cost of medications to senior citizens and those who are most needy, significantly. The skyrocketing prices of drugs in America has pushed some states to start prescription drug programs where state residents are allowed to order lower cost medication online through state run program.
Healthcare in the US is a growing issue as the baby boomers begin to age. The demand for prescription drugs will continue to rise. The US healthcare system must decide what is a fair cost for healthcare in the US.
Why would you take Prozac?
Prozac is in the class of drugs know as SSRIs. This stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This drugs works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin in the brain. This medication is an antidepressant that works by affecting the amount of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter.
This medication has been approved to treat depression, panic disorder, bulimia, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), major depressive disorder, and other disorders.
Adult dosage is 20 to 80mg per day. Pediatric dosage is 10 to 20mg a day.
Do not take more than what your doctor instructed you to take. If you forget to take your medication, only take the forgotten dose if is hasn't been more than an hour since the missed dose. The effectiveness of Prozac (Fluoxetine) taken once weekly has not been proven to be better than taking it daily. Store this medication in a cool dry place. Do not store in the bathroom due to the high moisture.