5 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Sep 15, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2012 (Started May 03, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

May 3, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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