Prozac: For Better or Worse
In 1987, Eli Lilly unleashed his new super drug for depression, a selective serotonin
re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine, commonly known as Prozac on the world. Since its
release, Prozac has been used by more than twenty million people worldwide. At first it was
received as the great cure, a drug that achieved huge success in a short time with few side-effects;
however, in the last few years many questions and doubts have surfaced. The benefits of Prozac
put forth a very good argument for the drug, now used as a solution for weight problems,
premature ejaculation, and insomnia as well as for depression. Many people though, do
experience side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and sexual difficulties. With new applications
and problems being discovered all the time, patients are left wondering, is Prozac solving
problems, or causing them?
Prozac, originally produc...