Prozac vs Sarafem

Prozac
(Rx)
Sarafem
(Rx)
Prozac is an antidepressant medication.
Sarafem is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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December 29, 1987
December 29, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
366,084 Discussions
2,252 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for OCD
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Mood Swings
Prozac is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety 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 Migraines
#10 for Panic Attacks
#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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Pro
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Nausea
3
Suicidal behavior
3
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
Sar
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Suicide
4
Nausea
2
Addiction
2
Numbness
1
Hives
1
Paranoia
1
Stomach Problems
1
Impotence
1
Hair Loss
1
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Prozac
Pro
Sarafem
Sar
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Sar
9
6
Nausea
Pro
Sar
3
2
Suicidal behavior
Pro
Sar
3
0
Dizziness
Pro
Sar
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Pro
Sar
2
0
Numbness
Pro
Sar
2
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Pro
Sar
2
0
Drowsiness
Pro
Sar
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pro
Sar
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Pro
Sar
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sar
Pro
6
9
Suicide
Sar
Pro
4
0
Nausea
Sar
Pro
2
3
Addiction
Sar
Pro
2
0
Numbness
Sar
Pro
1
2
Hives
Sar
Pro
1
0
Paranoia
Sar
Pro
1
0
Stomach Problems
Sar
Pro
1
0
Impotence
Sar
Pro
1
0
Hair Loss
Sar
Pro
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 Prozac 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 Prozac and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sarafem and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 20 mg/5 mL
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 10 mg
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 Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Prozac 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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