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Fluoxetine abuse.
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PMID:  8093133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In this report, we describe the abuse of fluoxetine (an antidepressant) in two patients who had histories of substance abuse.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specific details of the stimulant effects of fluoxetine, used in excessive dosages and in conjunction with other drugs, are discussed.
RESULTS: After hospitalization, our two patients were able to discontinue use of fluoxetine and had improved mentation.
CONCLUSION: Although the mechanism for this phenomenon is unknown, we postulate that drug craving and behavioral factors are involved.
J A Tinsley; M W Olsen; R R Laroche; M A Palmen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-14     Completed Date:  1994-03-14     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Substance-Related Disorders* / psychology
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Mayo Clin Proc. 1994 Sep;69(9):914   [PMID:  8065200 ]

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