Generic fluoxetine is available in capsule, tablet, and liquid form. Prozac Weekly (a long-acting version of fluoxetine) is now available in a generic form as well. Generic fluoxetine products, which are manufactured by more than 10 different drug companies, currently come in a variety of strengths.
Fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac®) is a medication that has been licensed to treat a number of conditions, including:
Fluoxetine was first manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. However, it has since come off patent and has been available as a generic for quite some time. A generic version of Prozac Weekly (a long-acting formulation) first became available in March 2010.
Sarafem®, a brand-name fluoxetine medication, is licensed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), but Prozac (and generic Prozac) are not approved for this use. Sarafem is available in generic form (see Generic Sarafem for more information).
It can be difficult for the average consumer to know if a particular fluoxetine medication is generic for Prozac or Sarafem, although it can be argued that there are no important differences between the two, anyway.