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Is fluoxetine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Fluoxetine is excreted in breast milk. Therefore, use of fluoxetine while nursing is not recommended.

What else should I know about fluoxetine?

What preparations of fluoxetine are available?

Capsules: 10, 20 and 40 mg. Capsules (delayed release): 90 mg. Tablets: 10, 20 and 60 mg. Oral suspension: 20 mg/5ml

How should I keep fluoxetine stored?

Fluoxetine should be stored at room temperature 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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