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What Is Fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine hydrochloride is a prescription medicine used to treat a number of conditions within the brain.
What Is It Used For?
Fluoxetine is licensed to treat a number of conditions.
These uses include the treatment of:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
How Fluoxetine Works
Fluoxetine is part of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs for short. SSRIs act on a specific chemical within the brain known as serotonin. Serotonin is one of several chemicals used to send messages from one nerve cell to another.
As a message travels down a nerve, it causes the end of the cell to release serotonin. The serotonin enters the gap between the first nerve cell and the one next to it. When enough serotonin reaches the second nerve cell, it activates receptors on the cell and the message continues on its way. The first cell then quickly absorbs any serotonin that remains in the gap between cells. This is called "reuptake."
Normally, this process works without any problems. When the levels of serotonin become unbalanced, however, it can cause a variety of conditions, including depression. Fluoxetine helps to block the reuptake of serotonin so more serotonin remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells. This gives the serotonin a better chance of activating the receptors on the next nerve cell.
I hope this helps... If you want to discuss further information I suggest you contact your Doctor or your Pharamacist... from a caring invidividual
Hi, i have used fluoxetine in the past and noticed that they helped me feel better about myself (I had counselling along side the medication). I started to take pride in my appearance again and started smiling more. I noticed more about other people, how they were feeling, mainly my family. I built up more confidence and appreciated little things again. I hope you find they work as well for you : )
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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