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Psychopharmacology Weekly Question Series- (2) Fluoxetine

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Solved Psychopharmacology Weekly Question Series- (2) Fluoxetine

Post  Admin on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:43 pm




Q.1: Which of the following statement is false regarding Fluoxetine:

(a) Norfluoxetine has the longest half-life of all SSRIs or their active metabolites, and half-life is not significantly affected by hemodialysis or renal impairment.
(b) Patients who have OCD may require higher doses of Fluoxetine and longer treatment periods than do patients with depression.
(c) Patients who have panic disorder need a high initial dose of Fluoxetine, followed by lower doses.
(d) Fluoxetine is a potent CYP2D6 inhibitor, and Norfluoxetine has a moderate inhibitory effect on CYP3A4.



Q.2: Coming Soon ......



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Post  P450 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:51 am

Q1:

(c) Patients who have panic disorder need a high initial dose of Fluoxetine, followed by lower doses.

False: In panic disorder, starting with high doses of SSRIs may cause increase in anxiety.

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Post  Admin on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:43 pm

P450 wrote:Q1:

(c) Patients who have panic disorder need a high initial dose of Fluoxetine, followed by lower doses.

False: In panic disorder, starting with high doses of SSRIs may cause increase in anxiety.

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