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Claims for Patent: 4,971,998

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Claims for Patent: 4,971,998

Title: Methods for treating the premenstrual or late luteal phase syndrome
Abstract:Compositions useful in the treatment of disturbances of appetite, disturbances of mood, or both, associated with premenstrual syndrome, as well as methods of use therefor. The compositions include serotoninergic drugs, such as d-fenfluramine and fluoxetine.
Inventor(s): Wurtman; Richard J. (Boston, MA), Wurtman; Judith J. (Boston, MA)
Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Application Number:07/244,944
Patent Claims: 1. A method for treating disturbances of mood, disturbances of appetite, or both, associated with premenstrual syndrome, comprising administering to a woman prior to onset of her menstrual period approximately 7 mg to approximately 60 mg per day of d-fenfluramine or or d, 1-fenfluramine.

2. A method for treating disturbances of mood, disturbances of appetite, or both, associated with pre-menstrual syndrome, comprising administering to a woman prior to the onset of her menstrual period, a composition consisting essentially of approximately 5 mg to approximately 120 mg of fluoxetine.

3. A method of treating depressed mood, carbohydrate craving or both associated with premenstrual syndrome, comprising administering to a woman, prior to onset of her menstrual period and on alternate days, from approximately 5 mg to approximately 120 mg of fluoxetine.

4. A method for treating negative mood states associated with premenstrual syndrome, comprising administering daily to a woman, prior to onset of her menstrual period, approximately 7 mg to approximately 60 mg of d-fenfluramine or d, 1-fenfluramine.
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