Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

Antidepressant may cause antibiotic resistance

Monday, 09 July 2018

A key ingredient in common antidepressants such as Prozac could be causing antibiotic resistance according to new University of Queensland research.

A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre focused on fluoxetine, a prescription drug used to help people recover from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or eating disorders.

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