Prozac is a popular brand medicine composed of active ingredient Fluoxetine Hydrochloride. It is used in the treatment of psychotic disorder depression. Eli Lilly, one of the renowned pharmaceutical companies that have been manufacturing this medicine. This medication is made available in a conventional tablet form. The dosages available are 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg.
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly Prozac
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medication is Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, which is the hydrochloride salt form of fluoxetine, a diphenhydramine derivative, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an antidepressant, antiobsessional and antibulimic effects. It binds to the presynaptic serotonin receptor resulting in negative allosteric modulation of the receptor complex, so as to block the recycling of serotonin by the presynaptic receptor. Inhibition of serotonin reuptake by fluoxetine enhances serotonergic function through serotonin accumulation in the synaptic space, resulting in long-term desensitization and downregulation of 5HT1 receptors leading to an antidepressant, antiobsessional and antibulimic effects via various nerve pathways in the brain.
Indications: Fluoxetine composed medicine Prozac is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, a certain eating disorder, and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome i.e. premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
It may improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It might decrease fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It may also reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks that interfere with daily living. It may lessen premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, increased appetite, and depression. It might decrease binging and purging behaviors in bulimia.
Action Mechanism: Given antipsychotic medication works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin helps maintain mental health balance. An increase in serotonin helps to treat symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, and panic attacks. Prozac also treats the mood-related symptoms of the premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Dosages: This effective medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: It is to be consumed as directed by the doctor, usually once a day in the morning
- 20 mg: Take this tablet once in the morning as prescribed by the doctor
- 40 mg: It is to be administered with or without food exactly as directed by the doctor
- 60 mg: Consume this pill once a day before or after a meal as advised by the doctor
Note: This medicine shall be consumed exactly as prescribed by the doctor.