Prozac is in a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications are all antidepressants. They are used to treat symptoms of depression. They can also be combined with other medications to tread manic depression, or bipolar disorder. Prozac is prescribed in pill form. A patient taking Prozac may be at risk if they are also taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or other types of medications. Severe to fatal side effects can occur if Prozac is combined with other medications. It’s important to tell your doctor what you’re taking if he suggests you be treated with Prozac. This includes over the counter medications, like aspirin, cough medicine and even lozenges.