Fluoxetine: prescribing guidelines for the newest antidepressant.

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug with a unique chemical configuration which enhances serotoninergic transmission by inhibiting serotonin uptake. The chronic presence of serotonin in the synaptic cleft reduces postsynaptic receptors, a postulated explanation for its antidepressant efficacy. Comparative studies show that the therapeutic effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING