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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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™ fluoxetine; a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain; used as an antidepressant
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The British Medical Journal (BMJ) received the documents concerning the drug fluoxetine (Prozac) from an anonymous source and has now turned them over to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the study by Norman Baker MP, Liberal Democrat shadow environment secretary, Prozac has been found by the EA to be 'both toxic and persistent' and 'a substance that could be of potential concern'.
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This led to the FDA's reanalyzing data for Effexor and several other SSRIs, and in October the FDA issued an advisory citing similar findings for Celexa, Effexor, Prozac and Zoloft.
The company added that Fluoxetine Tablets, USP in 10 and 20 mg is AB-rated to the branded product, Prozac (fluoxetine) tablets, USP.
Claiming to be unable to cope with frequent price cuts by Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI), the local Taiwanese maker of the Prozac 20 mg, Zuellig Pharma, announced last week that it will stop selling the antidepressant in Taiwan on April 1.
Later on, Todd was spotted carrying his sister's ashes inside the Prozac pill urn.
The difference between Prozac alone and the placebo wasn't statistically significant, but light therapy alone was significantly better than the placebo, and light therapy with medication was the most effective treatment of all.
Louise, 47, said: "The antidepressant made me feel better but I knew nothing about any risks to unborn children and was still taking Prozac when I became pregnant.
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Prozac is the trade name of the drug fluoxetine and is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.

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