17 Aug 2009
There has been recorded cardiovascular (heart) side effects from Prozac (fluoxetine)
"Cardiovascular side effects
One placebo-controlled study has suggested that fluoxetine has no effects on intraventricular conduction. Other case reports have suggested that fluoxetine may rarely provoke dysrhythmias. Other conflicting case reports have suggested that fluoxetine may have a propensity to provoke and alleviate vasoconstriction. Several cases of unexpected death occurring shortly after initiation of fluoxetine therapy have been reported in elderly patients with multiple medical problems.
In one case report, QTc prolongation and torsades de pointes developed in an elderly woman 6 months after starting therapy with fluoxetine 20 mg daily. The QTc interval returned to normal following discontinuation of fluoxetine. Four additional cases suggesting fluoxetine-associated QTc prolongation or torsades de pointes have been reported.
Cardiovascular side effects including bradycardia have been reported to occur in controlled studies of patients treated with fluoxetine. Several cases of bradycardia- induced syncope have also been reported. Several cases of QTc prolongation or torsades de pointes have been reported in association with fluoxetine treatment."
If you feel you are experiencing heart problems you should talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
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