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Rob Moore Tiffany Winman ENG102 92298 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 produced solely to cure depression has in its few years on the market found numerous other benefits Many occurrences associated with the use of Prozac originally deemed side effects have since become uses for the drug Delayed orgasms were first seen as a harmful side effect of Prozac recently however doctors have began prescribing Prozac for men suffering from premature ejaculation Weight loss also originally seen as a harmful side effect has since become one of the many reasons to be prescribed the drug Many people when put on the drug reported a fair amount of weight loss Although for some patients this may be an undesirable effect it has been found to be very effective for some people with eating disorders Still another use that began as a side effect is for migraine headaches even though it is one of the more frequently reported side effects to Prozac At least one controlled study Adly et al Headache Feb
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