Fluoxetine HCl vs Sarafem

Fluoxetine HCl
(Rx)
Sarafem
(Rx)
Fluoxetine HCl is an antidepressant medication.
Sarafem is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
60,176 Discussions
2,261 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Panic
#8 for Bulimia
#10 for Mood Swings
#11 for Eating Disorder
Fluoxetine HCl is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and OCD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PMDD
#2 for PMS
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Mood Swings
#8 for Hot Flashes
#9 for Panic Attacks
#10 for Migraines
#11 for OCD
Sarafem is prescribed for PMDD, PMS, Depression, Anxiety and Mood Swings and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Flu
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Suicidal behavior
3
Suicidal Thoughts
3
Drowsiness
3
Numbness
3
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Dry Mouth
2
Decreased Libido
2
Sar
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Suicide
6
Nausea
3
Addiction
2
Numbness
1
Paranoia
1
Hives
1
Stomach Problems
1
Impotence
1
Hair Loss
1
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Fluoxetine HCl
Flu
Sarafem
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Flu
Sar
9
8
Nausea
Flu
Sar
6
3
Dizziness
Flu
Sar
4
0
Suicidal behavior
Flu
Sar
3
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Flu
Sar
3
0
Drowsiness
Flu
Sar
3
0
Numbness
Flu
Sar
3
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Flu
Sar
2
0
Dry Mouth
Flu
Sar
2
0
Decreased Libido
Flu
Sar
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sar
Flu
8
9
Suicide
Sar
Flu
6
0
Nausea
Sar
Flu
3
6
Addiction
Sar
Flu
2
0
Numbness
Sar
Flu
1
3
Paranoia
Sar
Flu
1
0
Hives
Sar
Flu
1
0
Stomach Problems
Sar
Flu
1
0
Impotence
Sar
Flu
1
0
Hair Loss
Sar
Flu
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Fluoxetine HCl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sarafem during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sarafem and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fluoxetine Hcl , Fluoxetine
Fluoxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fluoxetine HCl and Sarafem: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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