The antidepressant Prozac has been prescribed to more than 24 million people worldwide. About one third of the people who take Prozac experience side effects. The most commonly observed side effects include anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, sweating, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite and diarrhea.
There are many other side effects that occur less frequently. Look in your package insert or request one from your pharmacist for a complete list.
If you suffer from mild to moderate depression, ask your doctor about substituting St.-Johns-wort. I generally prescribe about 300 mg., three times per day. Less than 1% of St.-John’s-wort-takers complain of side effects.