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Brand Name: Sarafem
Name: Fluoxetine hydrochloride

Pregnancy Category C

Drug classes of Sarafem

Mechanism of action of Sarafem

Acts by inhibiting CNS neuronal uptake of serotonin leading to increased levels of serotonin in the brain. It has little effect on norepinephrine and dopamine.

Indications of Sarafem

Treatment of depression; most effective in patients with major depressive disorder

Unlabeled uses: treatment of obesity, treatment of bulimia and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Contraindications of Sarafem

Concomitant use in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) is contraindicated.

Contraindicated in the presence of hypersensitivity to Sarafem; pregnancy.

Caution in the presence of impaired hepatic or renal function, diabetes mellitus, lactation.

Adverse effectsof Sarafem

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