According to RxList, Prozac is an antidepressant that might cause drowsiness and dizziness. Studies have shown that Prozac can worsen specific medical conditions for people under the age of 25, according to WebMD. A doctor should determine if Prozac is suitable for a patient.
According to Wikipedia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Prozac as a treatment for depression in late 1987. In 2010, prescriptions containing Prozac in the United States exceeded 24.4 million. Prozac is available is capsule and liquid form and can be prescribed to adults and children, according to WebMD. For some patients, it can take four to five weeks of medication before the Prozac takes full effect.
According to WebMD, side effects of Prozac range from loss of appetite to sleeping troubles. Prozac dosages are determined by a doctor and vary on the patient's medical condition. It is not recommended to suddenly stop taking Prozac before consulting a doctor, even if the patient is feeling better. Prozac has been known to react with other medications, so it is highly recommended not to take Prozac with other prescriptions. It can even take several weeks after the last dosage of Prozac for it to be completely flushed out of the body.