Several studies have looked at the effects of Prozac on a variety of conditions:
Studies have shown Prozac to be effective for depression treatment in children, teens, and adults. These studies included children as young as eight years old.
In studies, 28 percent of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who took Prozac felt their OCD was "much improved," compared to only 8 percent of those who were not taking it.
Studies have shown Prozac to be effective for treating bulimia in adults. While the antidepressant effects of the drug may take longer to be seen, its effects for treating bulimia were seen within one week.
Two studies looked at using Prozac to treat adults with panic disorder. Up to 62 percent of people taking the drug were free from panic attacks, compared to only 44 percent of those not taking it.
(Click Prozac to learn more about Prozac's benefits, to find out how the medication works for various conditions, and for a list of potential side effects of the drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Prozac [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Lilly USA, LLC;2013 July.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 6, 2007.
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