Louise, 47, said: "The antidepressant made me feel better but I knew nothing about any risks to unborn children and was still taking Prozac
when I became pregnant.
The teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay from Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale (INSERM) have revealed, for the first time, a sequence of reactions caused by Prozac
at the neuron level, which contributes to an increase in the amounts of serotonin, a chemical "messenger" essential to the brain, and deficient in depressive individuals.
LINDA Hurcombe blames Prozac
for turning her daughter Caitlin from a happy, sociable teenager into a chaotic wreck who took her own life.
Researchers found little difference in mildly depressed patients who took the antidepressants Prozac
, Effexor, Serzone and Seroxat/Paxil and those who took a dummy pill, or placebo.
and other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) block the ability of the neurons to take up serotonin, thereby raising levels of the active neurotransmitter in the brain.
About Prozac PROZAC
is available by prescription only.
study as unpublished - but it also likely created a strong false
Warnings on Prozac
state that you may need to be monitored for worsening symptoms of depression and/or suicidal thoughts.
, or fluoxetine, was developed by Eli Lilly and Co.
Among these are Zyprexa, an antipsychotic; Cialis, for erectile dysfunction; Evista, for osteoporosis; Prozac
and Cymbalta, antidepressants; and insulin, among others.
THE FIRST TIME I did heroin, it was a Listening to Prozac
THE British Medical Journal has apologised over part of a report which said that documents suggesting a link between Prozac
and violent episodes ``went missing'' during a legal battle over a lawsuit, filed on behalf of victims of a shooting in Louisville, Kentucky in 1989.
The drug Prozac
was found to be more effective in helping youngsters overcome depression than counselling, researchers found.
Weekly, in particular, stays in the body for a long time, requiring tess stringent dosing--once a week, as opposed to every day for Paxil or other dosages of Prozac
could be used to treat a form of cancer, scientists said today.