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What chemical properties and mechanisms of action make Prozac (fluoxetine) more "stimulating" than other anti-depressant drugs in the same class?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
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In brief: Serotonin 2C

The agonist activity of fluoxetine at 5ht2c receptors likely explains some of the positive and negative stimulating aspects of treatment with fluoxetine in terms of appetite, activation and anxiety etc.
However everyone is different and "your results may vary ". Fluoxetine is not "stimulating" for everyone.

In brief: Serotonin 2C

The agonist activity of fluoxetine at 5ht2c receptors likely explains some of the positive and negative stimulating aspects of treatment with fluoxetine in terms of appetite, activation and anxiety etc.
However everyone is different and "your results may vary ". Fluoxetine is not "stimulating" for everyone.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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