Fluoxetine for Motor, Aphasia, and Neglect Recovery After Ischemic Stroke "FLAN"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Ischemic infarction within 15 days
- Admission NIHSS item 5 score equal to or >2 -Able to give informed consent, with surrogate consent acceptable-

Exclusion Criteria

- Pre-stroke modified Rankin Scale score equal or .3
- Pregnant or lactating
- Taking an SSRI on admission to SRH
- Taking a medication likely to have adverse interaction with an SSRI
- Unable to return for follow-up testing days 90,180
- Concurrent medial condition likely to worsen patient's functional status over next 6 months
- Unable to competently participate in testing for 45min-2hrs with rest breaks
- for MRI substudy: contraindication to MRI