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