15 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jan 9, 2019 (Started Feb 01, 2018)

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

Apr 7, 2018 (Started Feb 01, 2018)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2017 (Started Apr 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

Apr 23, 2016 (Started Apr 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Reduced dosage to evaluate association with sweating.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2013 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • 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

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Others could take a higher dose. I can not because I am on Tramadol which shouldn't be combined with SSRIs. Muscle spasms were in the first week. I have only had them once since then and not as bad. But first time was very painful.

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support weight loss)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle spasms, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At the beginning I got severe leg cramps but they've gone now. I stopped taking it but tried again after waiting a couple of weeks. Better now.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), emotional numbness or flatness, mentally dull)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: emotional numbness or flatness, mentally dull, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 29, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: depressed libido a little, and ability to orgasm a lot

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2010 (Started Jan 17, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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