News tagged with fluoxetine
Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine it is known as Symbyax.
Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Despite the availability of newer agents, fluoxetine remains extremely popular. In 2010, over 24.4 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States alone, making it the third most prescribed antidepressant after sertraline (SSRI; became generic in 2006) and citalopram (SSRI; became generic in 2003) in that country.
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Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improv ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers want to know whether a sleeping pill reduces suicidal thoughts in depressed patients with insomnia.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The production of new neurons in the adult normal cortex in response to the antidepressant, fluoxetine, is reported in a study published online this week in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Neuroscience Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
UCLA researchers have come across an unexpected potential use for fluoxetine commonly known as Prozac which shows promise as an antiviral agent. The discovery could provide another tool in treating human enteroviruses ...
Medications Jul 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Low doses of a commonly used atypical antipsychotic drug improved survival in a mouse model of anorexia nervosa, University of Chicago researchers report this month. The result offers promise for a common and occasionally ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, appears to have antidepressant properties, but the exact mechanisms underlying its effects have remained unclear. Nicole Carrier and Mohamed Kabbaj, scientists at Florida State ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Pregnant women taking the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) face a slightly increased risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure, Canadian researchers ...
Medications Mar 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In 2004, concerns about antidepressant drugs increasing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young patients prompted the FDA to issue a rare "black box warning." Now, a new analysis of clinical trial data finds that treatment ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The antidepressant fluoxetine, which is marketed under the name "Prozac," has been approved for use in the US for over two decades, and while some people find it effective, the results ...
Neuroscience Dec 23, 2011 | 3.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |