Pros of Prozac.

Position:The Health/Medicine Shelf - Brief article - Book review

Beca Mark

CTL Press

518 East 300 South, Orem, UT 84097

9780988995703, $9.99,

Prozac is the trade name of the drug fluoxetine and is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine was first documented in 1974 by scientists from Eli Lilly and Company. It was presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February 1977, with Eli Lilly receiving final approval to market the drug in December 1987. Fluoxetine went off-patent in August 2001. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Despite the availability of newer agents, fluoxetine remains extremely popular. In 2010, over 24.4 million prescriptions for generic formulations of fluoxetine were filled in the United States alone. "Pros of Prozac: A Faith-based Memoir of Overcoming the Stigma" by Beca...

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