138 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine

May 1, 1998 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medicine gave me back my life. I can easily tell when I have forgotten my dose without looking at my day of the week dispenser. Anxiety returns more quickly than depression. Every day is simpler. I still get sad sometimes - but appropriately sad - and I get nervous sometimes. But I never get paralysed by either feeling. I am much more effective and get along with others very well. I also seem to tune into the feelings of others more now - I feel empathetic when I used to feel totally inside of myself. My chest is no longer tight. Prozac is not for everyone - a colleague started risky behavior while on it. So it is important to be patient in the effort to find the treatment that works for you.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 1997 (Started Feb 23, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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Jan 1, 1997 (Started Jan 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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