If Fluoxetine will begin to take completely healthy people, the body which now produces serotonin in sufficient quantities, the concentration of this substance will increase dramatically. As a result, the case could result in serotonin syndrome, which can lead not only to coma, and death.
Therefore, weight loss with Fluoxetine should be accompanied by mandatory counselling and constant supervision of a doctor. It will not help to get rid of excess weight, reasons which is not bulimia, and malfunction of internal organs or heredity. As soon as you notice side effects, the drug should be stopped immediately:
the decrease in visual acuity;
decrease of sexual desire;
breast pain, their swelling;
the pain and buzzing in the ears;
asthenia (chronic fatigue syndrome);
dyspepsia (stomach problems);
pain in the bones.
In addition, there are certain contraindications to the use of Fluoxetine as a tool for weight loss:
renal or hepatic insufficiency;
idiosyncrasy of the drug;
diseases of the bladder;
the simultaneous intake of alcohol, drugs and MAO inhibitors.
With caution recommended to take Fluoxetine and in the following cases, as the reaction of the patient's body can be unpredictable
diabetes mellitus (possible sharp rise in blood sugar);
epilepsy (seizures may become more frequent);
cachexia (wasting of the body);
children and old age.