137 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine

Aug 14, 2010 (Started Jun 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (emotional numbness or flatness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: emotional numbness or flatness

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jun 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (emotional numbness or flatness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken both Prozac and the generic version, fluoxetine, at various times and in various doses. I believe, and my doctor and therapist agree, that the brand-name Prozac works better for me, with more consistent, reliable emotional stability and near-total relief from symptoms of depression. The cost is higher for brand-name Prozac, but IMO, it's worth it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: emotional numbness or flatness

  • 6 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight loss, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be patient. It takes at least two weaks to start working, and a month to work completely.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, weight loss

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 25, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As my doctor said, "Prozac was great in the nineties, but medicine now is so much better." I've had a great decade on Prozac, but it no longer meets my anxiety requirements, and I am unwilling to use clonazepam often enough to control the anxiety.
Side effects: sexual dysfunction

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Aug 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sexual dysfunction

  • 1 helpful mark
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