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What Is Prozac?

Prozac (Fluoxetine)


Updated September 20, 2011

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Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that has indications for:

Fluoxetine combined with olanzapine is sold under the brand name Symbyax. It is used for:

  • treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults
  • treatment of depression in adults that has not responded to other medications

Please reference specific information on Symbyax if that's what you've been prescribed.


Prozac Prescribing Information. Eli Lilly and Company. Accessed: Jan. 27, 2010. http://www.prozac.com

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