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Fluoxetine: Oral tablet

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Fluoxetine 20mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 20
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Fluoxetine 10mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 10
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Fluoxetine 20mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 20
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Fluoxetine 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7188
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Fluoxetine 20mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 20
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Fluoxetine 10mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 10
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Fluoxetine 10mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: G  |  FL 10
How This Drug Works
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to deliver messages from cell to cell and help to control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to communicate. Changing the levels of chemical messengers helps control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.  <br><br>Serotonin passes from cell to cell by binding to receptors on nearby cells to deliver messages. Nerve cells control the amount of serotonin traveling between the cells. Serotonin is &#39;recycled&#39; by cells in a process called reuptake. <br><br>Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors or &#34;SSRIs&#34; affect serotonin levels used to communicate between nerve cells by preventing the cells from recycling serotonin and allowing it more time to relay the message. Changing the balance of serotonin in the brain seems to help nerve cells send and receive chemical messages, which in turn boosts mood.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Fluoxetine: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

FLUOXETINE (floo OX e teen) belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It helps to treat mood problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic attacks. It can also treat certain eating disorders.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Fluoxetine: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
70.02%
29.98%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
24.12%
19.8%
36.25%
19.82%
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