) is in the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is prescribed for depression
, obsessive compulsive
disorders, panic attacks, and some eating disorders.
Generally, Prozac takes approximately 4-6 weeks to be effective and sometimes the dosage needs to be changed for maximum efficacy in treating a problem. Studies have shown that taking an antidepressant is more effective when it also is used in conjunction with therapy.
Every individual is unique and medications affect each person differently. Some individuals are able to have a short course of medication while the next person may have a longer course. Some individuals may need the medication their entire life to control their problem.
While taking this medication you will need to be monitored by a physician.