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Were you looking for information about Fluoxetine? Fluxetina is a common misspelling of fluoxetine.
 
A healthcare provider may prescribe fluoxetine (Prozac®) to help treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, or bulimia. When used in combination with Zyprexa® (olanzapine), it is also approved for treating bipolar depression and treatment-resistant depression. It can also be used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
 
The drug belongs to a class of medications known as SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It blocks the reuptake of serotonin in the brain when levels become unbalanced. Fluoxetine is available in capsule and liquid form, and is generally taken once or twice a day.
 
(For a complete overview of this drug, click Fluoxetine. This article further discusses the uses of this drug and also offers information on dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.)
 
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