What is Fluxene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Fluoxetine

Fluxene is a brand name for fluoxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 7 4
Major depressive disorder 7 4
Post-traumatic stress disorder 3 2
Anxiety attacks 1 0
Bipolar disorder 1 1
Borderline personality disorder 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluxene

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Fatigue 1
Head pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluxene

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 3
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluxene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Fluxene

Duration

Currently taking Fluxene

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 4

Stopped taking Fluxene

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluxene after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 1
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Fluxene.