Prozac Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Prozac is a newer antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Prozac is also known as Fluctin, Fluctine, Fluox, Fluoxetina, Fluoxetine, Fontex, Ladose, Lovan, Prozac Weekly, Sarafem, Verotina, Zactin.

Prozac Drug Warnings:

There have been 27 drug regulatory agency warnings from six countries (United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Canada) and the European Union. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

17 warnings on Prozac causing suicidal thoughts/behavior/risk
8 warnings on Prozac causing birth defects
4 warnings on Prozac causing hostility/aggression
2 warnings on Prozac causing anxiety
2 warnings on Prozac causing self-harm
2 warnings on Prozac causing death

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Prozac Drug Studies:

There have been 39 studies in nine countries (Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Finland, United States, Denmark and Germany). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

17 studies on Prozac causing suicidal thoughts/behaviors/risk/attempts
8 studies on Prozac causing birth defects
4 studies on Prozac causing abnormal bleeding
3 studies on Prozac causing violence
2 studies on Prozac causing aggression
1 study on Prozac causing death
1 study on Prozac causing mania

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Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 6,510 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Prozac.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 504 cases of completed suicides
  • 407 cases of depression
  • 369 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 311 cases of suicidal ideation
  • 271 cases of anxiety
  • 220 cases of agitation
  • 220 cases of serotonin syndrome
  • 204 cases of the condition being aggravated
  • 191 cases of nausea
  • 190 cases of feeling abnormal

Documented Side Effects of Prozac:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Abnormal dreams
Anxiety
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Hives
Hallucinations
Irregular heartbeat

Nervousness
Seizures
Severe muscle stiffness
Sexual dysfunction
Somnolence
Sore throat

Swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs
Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
Weight loss



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.

 



Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here