Learning More About Fluoxetine

Overdose With Fluoxetine

People who take too much fluoxetine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
If you happen to overdose on fluoxetine, seek medical attention immediately.
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Storage Methods

Fluoxetine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. It should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep fluoxetine and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your fluoxetine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of fluoxetine.


Fluoxetine is available in the following strengths and forms:
  • Fluoxetine 10 mg capsules and tablets 
  • Fluoxetine 20 mg capsules and tablets
  • Fluoxetine 40 mg capsules
  • Fluoxetine 60 mg tablets (which can be broken in half for a 30-mg dose) 
  • Fluoxetine 90 mg delayed-release capsules (weekly formulation).
The liquid form of fluoxetine is available in one strength: fluoxetine oral solution 20 mg per 5 mL (20 mg per teaspoonful).
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