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|Abstract:||This invention provides for a method of treating anxiety which comprises the administration of fluoxetine or norfluoxetine or pharmaceutically aceptable salts thereof.|
|Inventor(s):||Stark; Paul (Indianapolis, IN)|
|Assignee:||Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)|
1. A method for treating anxiety in a human subject in need of such treatment which comprises the administration to said human of an effective amount of fluoxetine or norfluoxetine or
pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the compound is fluoxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
3. A method according to claim 2 in which the compound is administered orally.
4. A method according to claim 3 in which fluoxetine is administered as the hydrochloride salt.
5. A method according to claim 4 in which the daily dosage level is 20-80 mg.
6. A method according to claim 5 in which the daily dosage level is 60-80 mg.
7. A method according to claim 1 wherein the compound is norfluoxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
8. A method according to claim 7 in which the compound is administered orally.
9. A method according to claim 8 in which norfluoxetine is administered as the hydrochloride salt.
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