Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Prozac?

fluoxetine

What is the Trade Name for fluoxetine?

Prozac

What are the Indications of Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

depressive disorder, OCD, bulimia, panic disorder, bipolar, anorexia, ADHD, DM neuropathy, obesity

What are the Actions of Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits reuptake of serotonin allowing it to persist longer in the synaptic cleft

What is the Therapeutic Class of Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antidepressant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

SSRI

What are the Nursing Considerations of Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • do not use while taking MAOIs
  • may cause suicidal thoughts, drowsiness, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, palpitations
  • monitor closely for serotonin syndrome
  • concurrent use with certain medications may lead to QT prolongation
  • monitor mood changes and assess for suicidal ideation
  • monitor nutrition status
  • may cause elevated liver enzymes
  • instruct pt to maintain good oral hygiene

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