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Prozac (Fluoxetine) By Emily Cudhea-Pierce
Uses  <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Some eating disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Panic disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Obsess...
Molecular Structure <ul><li>Molecular Weight: 309.33 grams </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Formula: C 17 H 18 F 3 NO </li></ul>
How does it work?  <ul><li>Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor: stops Serotonin from being re-absorbed </li></ul><ul><l...
Serotonin <ul><li>Neuro- Transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>Controls mood, appetite and sleep </li></ul>
Side Effects
Prozac Vs Zoloft <ul><li>Prozac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd most prescribed SSRI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More likely  to ...
History <ul><li>Created in 1970 at Eli Lilly </li></ul><ul><li>FDA approved 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Patent ran out in 2001 ...
Sources <ul><li>&quot;Prozac Molecule.&quot; World of Molecules Home Page. World of Molecules. Web. 14  Nov. 2011. <http:/...
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  1. 1. Prozac (Fluoxetine) By Emily Cudhea-Pierce
  2. 2. Uses <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Some eating disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Panic disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Obsessive Compulsive Disorder </li></ul>
  3. 3. Molecular Structure <ul><li>Molecular Weight: 309.33 grams </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Formula: C 17 H 18 F 3 NO </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor: stops Serotonin from being re-absorbed </li></ul><ul><li>Less side effects than other anti-depressants because it only targets Serotonin </li></ul>
  5. 5. Serotonin <ul><li>Neuro- Transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>Controls mood, appetite and sleep </li></ul>
  6. 6. Side Effects
  7. 7. Prozac Vs Zoloft <ul><li>Prozac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd most prescribed SSRI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More likely to cause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>irritability and anger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoloft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st most prescribed SSRI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More likely to cause drowsiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or slowness </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>Created in 1970 at Eli Lilly </li></ul><ul><li>FDA approved 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Patent ran out in 2001 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>&quot;Prozac Molecule.&quot; World of Molecules Home Page. World of Molecules. Web. 14 Nov. 2011. <http://www.worldofmolecules.com/drugs/prozac.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Stewart, John. &quot;Prozac Molecule.&quot; World of Molecules Home Page. Chemical Heritage Foundation. Web. 8 Nov. 2011. <http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/chemistry-in- history/themes/pharmaceuticals/restoring-and-regulating-the-bodys- biochemistry/fuller--wong--molloy.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>Bellis, Mary. &quot;Prozac - The Invention of the Antidepressant Prozac.&quot; Inventors. About.com- Inventors. Web. 9 Nov. 2011. <http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980225.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Zoloft vs Prozac: Side Effects, Benefits - Health and Life.&quot; Health and Life | We Explain Complex Medical Stuff. Health and Life, Sept. 2009. Web. 14 Nov. 2011. <http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2009/09/zoloft-vs-prozac-side-effects- benefits/>.http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/treatments/a/prozac.htm </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Sertraline - PubMed Health.&quot; PubMed Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 15 Aug. 2011. Web. 14 Nov. 2011. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001017/>. </li></ul>

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