Is Fluoxetine an Effective Therapy for Weight Loss in Obese Patients?
Epling, John W.
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Fluoxetine (Prozac) use may result in an average, short-term weight loss of up to 3.3 kg (7 lb, 4 oz) in obese patients, but the longterm effects and maintenance of weight loss after discontinuation of the drug have not been well studied. No evidence concerning other SSRIs was found. [Strength of recommendation: B, based on low-quality systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)]
Clinical Inquiries, 2003 (MU)
American Family Physician, 68(12) 2003: 2437-2438.