EVALUATION OF FLUOXETINE AS AN ANTIOXIDANT, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTICATARACT
Pravin R. Adsul*, Hemant J. Pagar, Vikram V. Nimbalkar and Dr. Pandurang M. Gaikwad
Fluoxetine can also protect against environmental causes of free radicals such as smoking. Cigarette tar is a source of free radicals which has been found to damage erythrocyte membranes. It was also found that Fluoxetine and its conjugate metabolites could protect erythrocytes from the membranous damage that is caused by smoking. The ability of Fluoxetine is claimed to exert many beneficial effects on health, including protection against various diseases such as osteoporosis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The studies showed that there has been a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease in subjects, who had a high intake of flavonoids. Progressive disorder of the lung parenchyma and airways or also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which happens to be the third-leading cause of death in the USA. Therapies thus far for COPD, unfortunately, is said to be partially effective with possibilities of side effects.
Keywords: Anti-cataract, Anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Fluoxetine.
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