A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medication used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders. Marketed under the brand name prozac.

A drug that increases serotonin in the brain and is used to treat anxiety and depression.

An appetite suppressant.

A drug used to treat depression, bulimia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is the best-known member of the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which work by increasing the amount of serotonin, a substance known to enhance a person’s mood, at the nerve endings in the brain.

Better known by its trade name Prozac, this drug a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is widely used for the treatment of moderate and severe depression and anxiety. Though causing fewer side-effects than tricyclic antidepressants (the first such drugs widely used), SSRI drugs should be prescribed with care and should not be stopped abruptly. Unlike benzodiazepine tranquillisers such as Valium, fluoxetine is not addictive, but there have been rare reports of it allegedly provoking people to acts of violence. The drug acts by modifying the activities of neurotransmitters, notably dopamine and serotonin in the brain, thus prolonging the effects of these chemical messengers. It is the only one of the SSRIs shown in trials to be of use in treating depression in children and adolescents. However, because it may be associated with a small risk of provoking suicidal thoughts and self-harm, treated young people must be closely monitored.

This is an antidepressant medication classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). SSRIs function by boosting the levels of serotonin in the brain, which helps in stimulating brain cells. Common side effects of this drug may include restlessness, insomnia, headache, and diarrhea.