|Title:||Method for improving memory|
|Abstract:||Fluoxetine can be employed to improve memory in mammals and to treat amnesia.|
|Inventor(s):||Cherkin; Arthur (Los Angeles, CA), Flood; James F. (Los Angeles, CA), Wong; David T. (Indianapolis, IN)|
|Assignee:||Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)|
1. A method for improving memory in mammals comprising administering to a mammal in need of memory improvement fluoxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof at a dose
effective for improving memory.
2. The method of claim 1 wherein fluoxetine hydrochloride is administered to humans.
3. A method for treating amnesia comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment an anti-amnestic amount of fluoxetine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
4. The method of claim 3 wherein fluoxetine hydrochloride is administered to humans.