4 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Sep 3, 2016 (Started Sep 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 14, 2010 (Started Sep 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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

Oct 4, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, sleepiness, sexual dysfunction, somnolence, itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm sensitive to most medications: the rash kicks in for me at about 15 mg daily, at 10 mg daily I oversleep, so I was down to 5 mg a day. When I could only get capsules, this meant taking 10 mg every other day. Sexual adverse effects seemed to lessen over time. Discontinued for a trial of venlaxafine (Effexor), an SNRI.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, somnolence, itchy rash, vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Oct 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction, itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The rash was scary because unexpected. There are conflicting reports about whether such a rash or hives is serious, but common 'net advice is to discontinue and check with your doctor: http://www.google.com/search?q=fluoxetine+rash+hives Adverse effects seem to lessen over time. Because of the long half-life, titration up or down should probably be done slowly and in the smallest increments practical in order to accurately judge effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, somnolence, itchy rash, vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dysphoria, agitation, mania, suicidal behavior)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: God awfull medicine wich made me a raging loonatic and ended up in locked psychward. Managed to get in a lot of trouble both financially and socialy. Got deeply scarred emotionally and physicly. Bloody hate this meds!
Side effects: dysphoria, agitation, mania, suicidal behavior

  • 0 helpful marks
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