Welcome to the FOCUS trial website.

What is the FOCUS trial?

The FOCUS trial is a randomised controlled trial which aims to find out whether fluoxetine given to people for six months after a stroke improves long-term recovery, even if they do not have depression.

What does FOCUS stand for?

All trials need a 'snappy' name. We have selected 'FOCUS'. 'F' stands for Fluoxetine, 'O' for 'Or', and 'C' for 'Control'. 'US' stands for 'Under Supervision' to emphasise that we are monitoring patients' progress carefully throughout in the trial.