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Claims for Patent: 4,590,213

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Claims for Patent: 4,590,213

Title: Anti-anxiety method
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)
Application Number:06/483,087
Patent Claims: 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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