137 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine

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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 (diarrhea, weight loss)
  • 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

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2009 (Started Nov 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, vivid dreams, weight gain, sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, vivid dreams, headaches, sexual dysfunction

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2010 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (unexplained itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: unexplained itching

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

Mar 14, 2008 (Started Feb 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2017 (Started Nov 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pseudobulbar affect)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Yes increasing to 4o mg a day has totally eliminated all crying and increased my over all sense of well being. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2016 (Started Nov 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for SIADH)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pseudobulbar affect)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 40mg enables me to watch movies, without crying. I also think it has uplifted my outlook on life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2015 (Started Nov 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for SIADH)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i'm going to increase the dosage from 30 mg to 40 mg, since 30 mg is not quite sufficient to totally stop crying.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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