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Prozac,

trade name for fluoxetine hydrochloride. See antidepressantantidepressant,
any of a wide range of drugs used to treat psychic depression. They are given to elevate mood, counter suicidal thoughts, and increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
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Prozac

™ fluoxetine; a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain; used as an antidepressant
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Keywords: Ion-selective electrode, potentiometric titration, drug analysis, fluoxetine hydrochloride.
Antidepressants, such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) including sertraline hydrochloride (Zoloft) and fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro) and paroxetine (Paxil); selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), including venlafaxine (Effexor) and duloxetine (Cymbalta); and tricyclic antidepressants, including amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), desipramine (Norpramin), and imipramine (Tofranil); and atypical antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin) and trazodone (Desyrl)
When Lilly was still marketing the drug, the "physician information" section of its Web site for Sarafem said that "fluoxetine was initially developed and marketed as an antidepressant (Prozac, fluoxetine hydrochloride)," while patients were told, in their section of the Web site, that "Sarafem contains fluoxetine hydrochloride, the same active ingredient found in Prozac.
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, as it is generically known, was discovered in 1972 by scientists working for US-based Eli Lilly and Company.
In a study presented at the November 2003 annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Baylor University's Bryan Brooks determined that fluoxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredient in the antidepressant Prozac) excreted into the sewer system is accumulating in the tissues of bluegill caught in nearby Denton Creek.