Fluoxetine doesn't reduce depression after stroke: study

Aus research will likely bolster the trend to choosing other antidepressants post-stroke, rehab expert says

Adults recovering from a stroke don't have a lower risk of clinically significant depression symptoms when prescribed fluoxetine hydrochloride during their recovery, according to trial results.


The analysis formed part of the Australian-led AFFINITY trial carried out primarily to determine whether the antidepressant aided physical recovery from stroke – with the trial showing no benefit in that regard.