Serafem (Prozac)

By TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 1,599 2

Prozac was rebranded "Sarafem" for the treatment of PMDD.

Fluoxetine (trade name Prozac) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

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saber32
saber32 October 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm   
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heard too many storys about this drug

TRKnight2007
TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 at 11:08 am   
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Pros

Since it is essentially Prozac, it has been prescribed for over 20 years.

Cons

Adverse side effects include nausea (22% vs 9% for placebo), insomnia (19% vs 10% for placebo), somnolence (12% vs 5% for placebo), anorexia (10% vs 3% for placebo), anxiety (12% vs 6% for placebo), nervousness (13% vs 8% for placebo), asthenia (11% vs 6% for placebo) and tremor (9% vs 2% for placebo). Those that most often resulted in interruption of the treatment were anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness (1-2% each), and in pediatric trials—mania (2%). Similarly to other SSRIs, sexual side effects are common with fluoxetine; they include anorgasmia and reduced libido.