23 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Apr 7, 2018 (Started Feb 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2017 (Started Jan 19, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

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

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression related to pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2013 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, it seemed to work to alleviate my panic attacks, but I'm not sure it helped with depression. I also think it made me prone to rare, but serious dark panic attacks. The sexual side-effects were moderate and would be worth it for bad anxiety or if it helped with depression. I stopped once I got to a place where external stress factors had significantly lessened.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2011 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido), prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My side effects started immediately with the 10 mg/day dose, but had mostly subsided by the time I upped my dose to 20 mg / day. So, the side effects seemed to be transient. In contrast, the benefits have been growing on a much longer time scale, probably taking several weeks to notice a benefit for depression and GAD.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 7, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication became too activating once I stopped taking Clonazapam. Getting off of SSRIs.

May 30, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I upped my dosage to 40mgs from 20 and it is making me to edgy, jumpy and anxious. I don't like it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I got to the point where I felt this medication was not doing much for me. I talked to my doctor and she said many medications lose their effectiveness over the years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 24, 2013 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Oct 12, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: still got certain amount of memory problems which at the moment i am not sure if it is the prozac or the lyrica which is causing it
Side effects: forgetfulness

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Side effects: agitation, anxious mood, nausea

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Jan 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (agitation, nausea, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Side effects: agitation, anxious mood, nausea

Jul 15, 2007 (Started Jan 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (agitation, nausea, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Side effects: agitation, anxious mood, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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