Repurposing drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration
Researchers found that the antidepressant fluoxetine blocks the inflammation that leads to dry age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of vision loss. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient and clinical factors associated with response to medications for posttraumatic stress disorder - Shiner BR, Gui J, Rozema L, Cornelius SL, Dufort V, Schnurr PP, Watts BV.
OBJECTIVE: Fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, topiramate, and venlafaxine have previously shown efficacy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in randomized clinical trials. Two prior studies using Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical records da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sarafem (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Years of Prozac Alter Lipids in Young Monkeys ’ Brains: Study
Long-term administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine was tied to decreased concentrations of about 100 different brain lipids in adolescent macaques, hinting at a potential mechanism underlying... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 10, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Final Word on SSRI for Post-Stroke Depression? Final Word on SSRI for Post-Stroke Depression?
The antidepressant fluoxetine does not prevent or alleviate post-stroke depression, new findings from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial confirm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to THC, CBD affects offspring's responsiveness to fluoxetine
(Indiana University) Scientists have found that significant amounts of the two main components of cannabis, THC and CBD, enter the embryonic brain of mice in utero and impair the mice's ability as adults to respond to fluoxetine, a drug commonly known by the brand name Prozac. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dash Xclusive Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine and Fluoxetine
Dash Xclusive is voluntarily recalling all lots of Imperia Elita Vitaccino Coffee to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine and fluoxetine. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Una revoluci ón psicodélica llega a la psiquiatría
La psilocibina y el MDMA est án a punto de convertirse en las nuevas terapias de moda, algo que no se veía desde el Prozac. Las universidades quieren participar, al igual que Wall Street. Algunas personas están preocupadas por la posibilidad de que la presión para liberalizar el acceso pueda tener consecuencias no deseadas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Ecstasy (Drug) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Venture Capital Depression (Mental) Research Alternative and Complementary Medicine Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Post-T Source Type: news

Author Q & A: New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents
In this author interview we find out more about this recently published Network Meta-analysis,New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents. Authors Dr. Sarah Hetrick and Nick Meader tell us about this work.What were you trying to find out with this Network Meta-Analysis?We were trying to find out how well newer generation antidepressants work compared with placebo and if some are more effective than others. We wanted to know how these antidepressants affect:symptoms of depression;recovery: no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder;response or remission: scores on a sca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Psilocybin Mushrooms LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Ecstasy (Drug) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Venture Capital Depression (Mental) Research Alternative and Complementary Medicine Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Post-T Source Type: news

Trajectories of change in depression symptoms and suicidal ideation over the course of evidence-based treatment for depression: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural therapy plus fluoxetine in young people - Witt K, Madsen T, Berk M, Dean O, Chanen A, McGorry PD, Cotton S, Davey CG, Hetrick S.
OBJECTIVES: Effective treatment of depression is a key target for suicide prevention strategies. However, only around one-third of young people with suicide risk respond to evidence-based treatments. Understanding the trajectory of suicidal ideation, as a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Serious Shortage Protocols for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg. The fluoxetine 30mg capsules SSP will ena (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why Do People Take Prozac?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Update – Fluoxetine 40mg capsule Serious Shortage Protocol extension
The Department of Health& Social Care (DHSC) has informed us of an extensionto the following Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP). Fluoxetine 40mg capsules The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules is bein (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Update – Fluoxetine Serious Shortage Protocol extensions
The Department of Health& Social Care (DHSC) has informed us of extensions to the following Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs). Fluoxetine 40mg capsules The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules is be (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Effective treatment and prevention of attempted suicide, anxiety and aggressiveness with fluoxetine, despite proven use of androgenic anabolic steroids - Amaral JMX, Padilha MC, Chagas SV, Baker JS, Mullen C, Vieira Neto L, Aquino Neto FR, Cruz MS.
This report includes 30 days of inpatient treatment and a 6-month follow-up. R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Serious shortage protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine - extension
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) issued a Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 40mg capsules. This has been extended to Friday 4 September. Further information on the SSP ca (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of fluoxetine on functional outcome after acute stroke (AFFINITY): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial - AFFINITY Trial Collaboration.
BACKGROUND: Trials of fluoxetine for recovery after stroke report conflicting results. The Assessment oF FluoxetINe In sTroke recoverY (AFFINITY) trial aimed to show if daily oral fluoxetine for 6 months after stroke improves functional outcome in an ethni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Serious shortage protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine - extension
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) issued a Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 40mg capsules. This has been extended to Monday 10 August Further information on the SSP can b (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Serious shortage protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine (England) - extension
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) issued a Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 10mg tablets. This has been extended to Friday 11 September 2020. Further information on the S (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Behavioral therapy and fluoxetine treatment in aggressive dogs: a case study - Odore R, Rendini D, Badino P, Gardini G, Cagnotti G, Meucci V, Intorre L, Bellino C, D'Angelo A.
Canine aggression is a major concern, affecting millions of people worldwide, and treatment can be challenging even for skilled veterinarians. Empiric use of fluoxetine is sometimes attempted, although few data regarding long-term effects in aggressive dog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news