The Function Of Fluoxetine For People With OCD?
Hello .. doctor, I want to ask what the function of fluoxetine is for people with OCD
Hello Surya, thank you for your question
Fluoxetine is an atypical or new generation antidepressant drug, which is classified as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). This drug is often indicated in various mental disorders, including:
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
premenstrual dysphoric disorder
The mechanism of action of this drug is to increase serotonin activity in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical substance that mediates between nerve cells, especially regarding feelings of comfort and pleasure. It is hoped that after taking this drug, various disturbances in mood (mood), appetite, sleep, or energy and interest can be resolved. In patients with OCD, a serotonin imbalance occurs in the brain which will be corrected with the consumption of SSRI drugs.
Fluoxetine is classified as a prescription drug. To get it must be based on doctor's recommendation and prescription. Before prescribing fluoxetine, the doctor will confirm the diagnosis first which will affect the determination of the correct dosage. Discuss with a psychiatrist (psychiatrist) who examined you in person.
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