Brand name(s)

PROzac, PROzac Weekly, Sarafem, Rapiflux, Selfemra, PROzac Pulvules

What it is

Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

What it treats

Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Prozac is sometimes used together with another medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa) to treat manic depression caused by...