Our expert says:
N@S, fluoxetine is the active ingredient in Prozac® (an excellent drug). It just normalises the concentration of a neurotransmitter in the brain called serotonin. Depression might be caused by low serotonin levels and the fluoxetine stops the body from “reabsorbing” it. It usually starts working within 2 weeks, but it may take as long as 6 weeks. It takes the body 4 to 6 months to accept this “new” level of serotonin and that’s why we say that you have to take it for at least 6 months. Fluoxetine is the most stimulating of the newer antidepressants and is prescribed in people that suffer from tiredness and sleeping too much as part of their depression. Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck.
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