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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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fluoxetineProzac® 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fluoxetineAn 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Prozac; the first SSRI; marketed as Sarafem for treating PMDD.
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