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please describe the medication: fluoxetine?

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Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Milestone Medication: Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better tolerated than previous antidepressants.
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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI: Fluoxetine (prozac) was the first ssri. It is a very effective antidepressant, but may increase anxiety and has a much higher incidence of sexual side effects than other ssri such as citalopram celexa) or non-ssri such as mirtazepine (remeron).
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