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.

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Prozac Drug Warnings:

There have been 28 drug regulatory agency warnings from six countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union on Prozac (or fluoxetine). 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):

10 warnings on Prozac causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
10 warnings on Prozac causing newborn complications
8 warnings on Prozac causing birth defects
4 warnings on Prozac causing hostility or aggression
3 warnings on Prozac causing agitation
3 warnings on Prozac causing anxiety
3 warnings on Prozac causing eye problems
2 warnings on Prozac causing self-harm
2 warnings on Prozac causing withdrawal reactions
2 warnings on Prozac causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Prozac causing nervous system disorders
2 warnings on Prozac causing abnormal behavior
2 warnings on Prozac causing infant withdrawal symptoms
2 warnings on Prozac causing violence
2 warnings on Prozac causing abnormal bleeding
2 warnings on Prozac causing cardiovascular disorders
1 warning on Prozac causing Serotonin Syndrome
1 warning on Prozac causing mania or psychosis
1 warning on Prozac causing sleep problems
1 warning on Prozac causing irritability
1 warning on Prozac causing blood disorders
1 warning on Prozac causing pregnancy complications
1 warning on Prozac causing birth complications
1 warning on Prozac causing premature birth
1 warning on Prozac causing heart problems
1 warning on Prozac causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
1 warning on Prozac causing risk of falls

Prozac Drug Studies:

There have been 72 studies done in 19 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States) on Prozac (or fluoxetine). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

17 studies on Prozac causing suicide risk or attempts
16 studies on Prozac causing newborn complications
7 studies on Prozac causing abnormal bleeding
6 studies on Prozac causing birth defects
6 studies on Prozac causing sexual dysfunction
5 studies on Prozac causing gastrointestinal problems
4 studies on Prozac causing withdrawal reactions
4 studies on Prozac causing pregnancy complications
4 studies on Prozac causing risk of fractures
4 studies on Prozac causing premature birth
4 studies on Prozac causing self-harm
3 studies on Prozac causing birth complications
3 studies on Prozac causing nervous system disorders
3 studies on Prozac causing involuntary movements
2 studies on Prozac causing skin conditions
2 studies on Prozac causing developmental disorders
2 studies on Prozac causing hostility or aggression
2 studies on Prozac causing infant withdrawal symptoms
1 study on Prozac causing lack of efficacy
1 study on Prozac causing risk of falls
1 study on Prozac causing violence
1 study on Prozac causing blood disorders
1 study on Prozac causing weight gain
1 study on Prozac causing reproductive system disorders
1 study on Prozac causing diabetes
1 study on Prozac causing homicide or homicidal ideation
1 study on Prozac causing liver problems
1 study on Prozac causing allergic reactions
1 study on Prozac causing heart problems
1 study on Prozac causing stroke
1 study on Prozac causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Prozac causing heart attacks
1 study on Prozac causing seizures
1 study on Prozac causing eye problems
1 study on Prozac causing depression
1 study on Prozac causing mania or psychosis

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.