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Fluoxetine hydrochloride

VETRANAL®, analytical standard

(±)-N-Methyl-γ-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]benzenepropanamine hydrochloride, LY-110,140 hydrochloride, Prozac®
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C17H18F3NO · HCl
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Quality Level


analytical standard

product line




shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

Featured Industry

Forensics and Toxicology
Pharmaceutical (small molecule)



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Gene Information

human ... SLC6A4(6532)

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General description

Fluoxetine hydrochloride is an antidepressant drug and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which is widely used for the treatment of major depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic fits.


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Fluoxetine hydrochloride may be used as an antidepressant, since it can selectively inhibit the serotonin uptake in the brain. It may also be used in the management of a variety of psychiatric and metabolic derangements.
Fluoxetine hydrochloride may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in biological fluids using various chromatography techniques.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; antidepressant.

Legal Information

Sold under license from Eli Lilly and Company.
Prozac is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Co.
VETRANAL is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH



Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - STOT RE 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

A rapid HPLC-DAD method for the analysis of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine in plasma from overdose patients.
Sabbioni C, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 36(2), 351-356 (2004)
Molecular Structure of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, a Highly Selective Serotonin-Uptake Inhibitor
Robertson.WD, et al.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 31, 185-189 (1988)
Study of the interaction between fluoxetine hydrochloride and bovine serum albumin in the imitated physiological conditions by multi-spectroscopic methods
Katrahalli U, et al.
Journal of Luminescence, 130, 211-216 (2010)
LC-MS determination and bioavailability study of loperamide hydrochloride after oral administration of loperamide capsule in human volunteers.
Yu H-J, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 36(2), 421-427 (2004)
Paulina Jedynak et al.
Journal of psychiatric research, 56, 106-111 (2014-06-17)
The neurogenesis hypothesis of major depression has two main facets. One states that the illness results from decreased neurogenesis while the other claims that the very functioning of antidepressants depends on increased neurogenesis. In order to verify the latter, we...

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