19 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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May 15, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, anxious mood, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), nausea, depressed mood, anxious mood

Jul 13, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, anxious mood, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), nausea, depressed mood, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on this medication since I was 23 years old, and at the time I was extremely off balance with my chemicals and it did miracles to stabilizing me, to function 100%.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 2, 2008 (Started Mar 31, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction, emotional numbness or flatness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has been a lifesaver for me
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: emotional numbness or flatness, sexual dysfunction, sexual dysfunction

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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