While there are some common side effects associated with fluoxetine, it is important to remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because they believe that its ability to balance your mental health outweighs any adverse conditions it may cause.
The most common side effects associated with Fluoxetine include abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation, anorexia, anxiety, weakness or lack of energy, diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion, flu syndrome, impotence, insomnia, libido decreased, nausea, nervousness, soreness of the throat or sinus, rash, drowsiness, sweating, tremor, and low blood pressure.
Call your doctor right away if you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as rash, hives, itching, fever, swelling, or difficulty breathing or swallowing). Antidepressants such as Fluoxetine also increase the risk of a serious condition known as Serotonin Syndrome (symptoms may include agitation, confusion, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, twitching muscles, lack of coordination, muscle rigidity, heavy sweating, diarrhea, headache, shivering, and goosebumps).
Consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about the potential adverse effects of using Fluoxetine.
WARNING: In short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders, antidepressants showed an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults compared to placebo. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or dial 911 immediately.
This is not a complete list of fluoxetine side effects. For more infomation on adverse conditions you may experience while taking fluoxetine, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.