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fluoxetine

 [floo-ok´sĕ-tēn]
a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor administered orally as the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant and in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

fluoxetine

(flo͞o′ŏk′sĭ-tēn′)
n.
A drug of the SSRI class, C17H18F3NO, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and certain eating disorders.

fluoxetine

Prozac® Neuropharmacology A selective inhibitor of serotonin reuptake used for clinical depression and other psychiatric disorders Adverse effects Anxiety, nervousness, tremor, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, undesired weight loss, sexual dysfunction Contraindications MAOI therapy. See Serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor.

fluoxetine

An antidepressant drug that acts by prolonging the action of the NEUROTRANSMITTER 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT or serotonin). It is a SELECTIVE SEROTONIN RE-UPTAKE INHIBITOR. It is taken by mouth. This drug is currently being taken by some 10 million people, mainly in the USA, and is said to be the most popular psychoactive drug in the history of pharmacology. It has attracted a great deal of attention as a ‘mood brightener’ and enhancer of optimism. It is claimed to be capable of altering personality for the better. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, insomnia, anxiety, outbursts of violence, fever, skin rash and convulsions. This drug can interact dangerously, even fatally, with MAOIs. A brand name is Prozac.

Fluoxetine

Prozac; the first SSRI; marketed as Sarafem for treating PMDD.
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Eli Lilly & Co., which held the patent on fluoxetine, recently introduced an extended-release form of the drug called Prozac Weekly Dr.
Teva's recent generic introductions include diazepam rectal gel (Diastat AcuDial), once weekly fluoxetine delayed-release capsules USP (Prozac weekly), clonidine transdermal system USP (Catapres-TTS), venlafaxine HC1 ER capsules (Effexor XR), Gianvi drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol tablets (Yaz), valacyclovir HCl tablets (Valtrex), tamsulosin HCl capsules (Flomax), losartan potassium tablets USP (Cozaar), and losartan potassium and HCTZ tablets (Hyzaar).
Prozac Weekly (fluoxetine hydrochloride), as the new form of the antidepressant is called, is the first prescription medication administered weekly indicated specifically for the continuation of long-term depression treatment, a Lilly spokesman says.