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J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1988 Apr;8(2):112-5.

Fluoxetine, a selective serotonin uptake inhibitor, for the treatment of outpatients with major depression.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City 84132.


In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study the authors found that fluoxetine, a potent and selective inhibitor of serotonin reuptake, was an effective antidepressant in moderately depressed, ambulatory outpatients. Typical adverse effects reported by patients treated with fluoxetine included agitation, nausea, fatigue, and insomnia. Compared to imipramine, fluoxetine was associated with fewer complaints of dry mouth, constipation, and dizziness.

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