Fluoxetine: therapeutic and undesirable effects

Hosp Med. 1998 Aug;59(8):622-6.

Abstract

The place of fluoxetine as a prototypical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and its marketing success have enabled extensive research on its clinical applications. This article summarizes the evidence concerning its efficacy, side-effects and toxicity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation / adverse effects
  • Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation / therapeutic use*
  • Bulimia / drug therapy
  • Child
  • Drug Interactions
  • Fluoxetine / adverse effects
  • Fluoxetine / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors / adverse effects
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Panic Disorder / drug therapy
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / adverse effects
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Fluoxetine