Medication for bulimia-nervosa
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
A medication called fluoxetine can be helpful for adults with bulimia, but there hasn’t been much research on whether it’s helpful for young people.
If you haven’t found FT-BN or CBT-ED helpful, then your professional might suggest that you try taking fluoxetine at the same time as another treatment option. However, you should not be offered medication as your only treatment for bulimia.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.