Prozac is a brand name of active substance called Fluoxetine Hydrochloride. According to International Classification of medicines, Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). SSRI Prozac refers to a modern group of antidepressants with minimum side effects and good tolerance.
The production of Prozac was launched in December 29, 1987 by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company. The active substance Fluoxetine is also produced by such famous pharmaceutical corporations as: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical industries LTD, Sandoz, Alphapharm and others.
Medications manufactured by these pharmaceutical companies contain equal amount of the active ingredient Fluoxetine Hydrochloride. And that’s why, they all have the same pharmaceutical properties as Prozac antidepressant.
Indications for use of Prozac
Antidepressant Prozac was approved by the FDA for:
- treatment of depressive disorders in adults and children over 7 years.
- Long and short-term treatment of bulimia nervosa, characterized by abrupt increasing of appetite and (or) constant vominting.
- short-term treatment of panic disorder, accompanied by a fear of open spaces, empty streets or, on contrary – fear of places, full of people.
When combined with anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa (Olanzapine), antidepressant Prozac is used for a short treatment of depression attacks, accompanied by bipolar affective disorder.
- Affective disorders manifest as affective hypomanic and (or) depressive states, characterized by: abrupt change of mood, irritation; anger; oppression or pathologic emotional dissatisfaction.