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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Fluoxetine (fluoxetine systemic) is a member of the drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and is used to treat Agoraphobia, Anxiety and Stress, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bulimia, Depression, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dysautonomia, Excoriation Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Hot Flashes, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PANDAS Syndrome, Panic Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Premature Ejaculation, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Somatoform Pain Disorder, Trichotillomania and Vulvodynia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)

Chemical Name

Benzenepropanamine, N-metyl-t-[4-(trifluorometyl)phenoxy]-, (±)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Fluoxetine (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Fluoxétine (OS: DCF)
  • Lilly 103472 (IS: Lilly)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • Lilly 110 140 (IS: Lilly)
  • Fluoxétine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Fluoxetine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluoxetinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Fluoxetini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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