The U.S. Department of health repeatedly warned about the increase in suicides and self-harm committed under the influence of fluoxetine. Such complications associated with the use of stimulating antidepressants, have long been known; however, the relationship with the fluoxetine, the manufacturer which claims that it cannot cause such effects has not been established. It should be noted that the use of this antidepressant for children and adolescents risky, with the exception of unequivocal testimony. Apparently, we are not talking about the side effects of fluoxetine, and the combination of it with other drugs. Suicide attempt (3.7%), intentional self-harm (0.8%), psychotic depression (2.3%) and hostility (1.6%) under the action of fluoxetine occur much more often than with other antidepressants.
In one clinical study, which was attended by about 14,000 patients, 38% of participants mentioned fear, agitation, nervousness, insomnia. Among placebo of the same symptoms reported by 19% of participants of experiment. If taken into consideration all trigger symptoms, for example, the manic state, the number likely would be higher.
What could happen?
The most frequent side effect — nausea. Among others: digestive disorders, weight gain, stomach pain, palpitation, impotence, lethargy, tiredness, fear, nervousness, shakiness, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, perspiration, memory impairment, malaise. Possible side effects: pain in the body, in the muscles, loss of coordination, sudden decrease or increase of pressure, confusion, involuntary muscle contraction, prolonged ejaculation, skin rash, itching.
Rare side effects: liver dysfunction, movement disorders, rapid heartbeat, skin rash with blistering, increased sensitivity to light, seizures, delirium, hallucinations.
Is this legit?
In Germany fluoxetine is released only by prescription. But through the Internet it is easy to buy the drug illegally. Of course, there is no guarantee that you are buying exactly what you want.