Fluoxetine (generic for Prozac®)

Not feeling your best? You’re not alone. Medication isn’t for everyone, but it can be life changing for those who need it. Consult with a psychiatry provider through our platform to help determine whether a medication like Fluoxetine could be right for you and help you feel like yourself again.
FDA-approved for major depressive disorder
Prescribed by licensed psychiatry providers, if appropriate
Online evaluation and ongoing check-ins
Prescription products require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.

about this medication

what is fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medicine, notably the first SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) approved for use in the United States. It has been FDA approved and marketed under the brand name Prozac for over three decades. Fluoxetine ushered in the development of other SSRIs (such as sertraline, citalopram, etc), which generally provide fewer unwanted side effects over earlier antidepressants (ie, MAOs and TCAs). Fluoxetine is a prescription medication.

fluoxetine uses

Currently, fluoxetine is FDA-approved for acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), as well as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, and panic disorder. Not all mental health conditions can be treated by a provider through our platform.

how fluoxetine works

Experts believe that fluoxetine works to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. Although the exact mechanism is unknown, experts believe it is the result of limiting how much serotonin is reabsorbed by neurons (nerve cells in the brain). For people with depression and anxiety, this can help manage symptoms, such as low interest in activities or panic attacks.

using fluoxetine

Fluoxetine should be taken exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. Generally, it is taken once a day at the same time, earlier in the day if trouble sleeping is a concern. Abruptly stopping fluoxetine is generally not recommended, even if you feel better, because serious withdrawal symptoms can occur.

fluoxetine side effects

The most common side effects of fluoxetine include unusual dreams, sexual problems, loss of appetite, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea or vomiting, weakness, dry mouth, flu symptoms, feeling tired or fatigued, change in sleep habits, yawning, sinus infection or sore throat, tremor or shaking, sweating, feeling anxious or nervous, hot flashes, rash. Discuss any side effects you experience with your provider.

what to expect

a seamless experience with an online psychiatry provider.


Online psychiatric evaluation

Consult via video chat with an online psychiatry provider, who will evaluate you and assess whether medication is appropriate


Private, ongoing follow-ups and medication management

A few weeks after your first appointment, you’ll have your first follow-up to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working—all on your smartphone


Discreet shipping to your door

If prescribed, your medication will be shipped to your door in low-key packaging

we've got answers

Frequently asked questions about Fluoxetine

how does fluoxetine (generic for prozac) make you feel?
Fluoxetine has been shown to be effective in treating depression and certain types of anxiety in clinical trials.
is fluoxetine (generic for prozac) addictive?
Fluoxetine has not been systematically studied for its potential for abuse, tolerance, or physical dependence and is not known to have addictive properties. Quitting fluoxetine without talking to a healthcare provider is not recommended, as discontinuing fluoxetine could cause serious discontinuation symptoms. You should always consult a healthcare provider before stopping fluoxetine.
does fluoxetine (generic for prozac) cause weight gain?
While antidepressants are sometimes associated with minor weight gain, in clinical studies of fluoxetine, a small number of patients reported decreased appetite and/or weight loss, which may be more significant in underweight depressed or bulimic patients. Consult your healthcare provider with any questions about the potential for weight gain while taking fluoxetine.
where can i buy fluoxetine online?
Consult with a psychiatrist or other qualified psychiatry provider online through our platform. If prescribed Fluoxetine, genuine fluoxetine hydrochloride (HCl) will be shipped to you discreetly. You’ll have ongoing check-ins with a health care provider to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working.
what drugs interact with fluoxetine?
Interactions between Fluoxetine and other substances can occur. Interaction risks include but are not limited to: drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors drugs, other antidepressants (which can cause a rare but serious condition known as serotonin syndrome), nsaids (eg, naproxen, ibuprofen), the drug pimozide, certain recreational drugs including alcohol and the herbal supplement St. John's Wort. Be prepared to share all prescription and over the counter medications, as well as any other products you take, with your healthcare provider.

Important Safety Information

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