noun. a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade names Prozac or Sarafem); it is thought to work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain.
- selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor
- fluoxetine hydrocholoride
Example sentences of the word fluoxetine
1. Noun, singular or mass
Vets prescribe fluoxetine and sertraline for a number of anxiety-related problems in dogs, ranging from separation anxiety to fear of people or other animals.
Arginine did not block the antidepressant effects of Prozac, generically fluoxetine, and Wellbutrin, or bupropion.
3. Verb, base form
Similarly, a study published in the April 2016 issue of the “Journal of Clinical Medicine” compared the effects of several antidepressants to fluoxetine, and found that only bupropion produced weight loss with long-term treatment 56.