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  • NOT stop taking fluoxetine without first talking to your physician. It may take several weeks before you to start feeling better.
  • Fluoxetine is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or mood disturbances, eating disorders, or obsessive or compulsive symptoms. ...
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  • NOT take fluoxetine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) during the last 2 weeks. Serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions have occurred when these medicines have been used together. Also, NOT take fluoxetine if you are taking thioridazine (Mellaril). Dangerous, even fatal irregular heartbeats may occur if these medicines are taken together. You must wait 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine before taking thioridazine (Mellaril).
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  • Take fluoxetine exactly as directed by your physician. If you NOT understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
  • Take each dose with water. ...
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  • Seek emergency medical attention.
  • Symptoms of a fluoxetine overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, agitation, seizures, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils. ...
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  • Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Fluoxetine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
  • Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking fluoxetine. ...
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  • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking fluoxetine and contact your physician immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:
    -- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); ...
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