Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018936/007.

Names and composition

"SARAFEM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

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018936/007 SARAFEM FLUOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. .?
My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. I would like some input from people that have actually took it. Asked by Blanch Yagle 2 years ago.

sarafem is SLIGHTLY different than prozac. i've taken both and trust me i know! i really liked serafem because i only had to take it when i needed it. the dr had me take it on the few days leading up to and during my period to help with my mood swings. most of the time i noticed a big difference. some days it gave me that emotionally numb feeling which in my opinion was waaaay better than being so mean and moody. prozac on the other hand because of the chemical makeup has to be taken regularly for 4-6 weeks to get the full effect! good luck and i hope you feel better soon! Answered by Shaquita Douyon 2 years ago.

By any chance do you have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)? It's the most intense form of PMS... like PMS times a million. I have PMDD, it cropped up on me after having a severe case of PPD (postpartum depression). I was on many meds for the PPD, including Sarafem/Prozac... however, when the PMDD came about, none of those meds worked on it. I finally started taking Yaz for the PMDD back in October and it has literally saved my life. Sarafem/Prozac is one of the main meds that doctors prescribe to try to treat PMDD, for some of my friends it has been working. Give it a try for at least a couple of months or so, and if it doesn't help, then perhaps an increase in dosage might be needed or a switch of meds. Good luck to you. Answered by Terina Rempe 2 years ago.


Has anyone taken SARAFEM?
I was prescribed Sarafem by my ob/gyn for pmdd. Now I see alot of negative comments online about the drug. Has anyone on here ever taken it, if so, please tell me of your own experience. Asked by Tressa Dehaas 2 years ago.

I took it for about 6 months for ppmd several years ago. I felt better on it. It helped me a lot! I would take it again if I needed it. Sarafem is prozac and it has been prescribed to millions of people with great success over the years. If you have questions, you really should talk to your ob/gyn or pharmasist. All meds come with possible side effects, but drs consider them before prescribing. Every person is different, you may not have any side effects at all. As for negative comments online...IMO human nature is to complain, people who have good results don't go around bragging. Answered by Lemuel Mandarino 2 years ago.

I took it and it helped. But it also made me too quite Answered by Elanor Kowalec 2 years ago.


Sarafem....is it the best.?
I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is... Asked by Bennett Hausman 2 years ago.

I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is there any other drug that I could ask my doctor about that may not be as costly. The Sarafem seems to work. I have tried to go a month without it and it was bad...i cried one second and cursed someone the next...i was out of control...for a week. Any advice would be great. Answered by Liz Gimpel 2 years ago.

Sarafem is in the same family as Prozac. Talk to your Doctor and see if you can get the generic form of Prozac as it is a whole lot cheaper and will do the same thing for you . Answered by Katina Sigers 2 years ago.

Sarafem is Prozac. Sarafem is marketed for PMDD and put in pretty capsules....so they jack up the price. Really....Ask your doctor if you can take Prozac instead.. Answered by Tomas Frasier 2 years ago.


Iwas on 40 mg of sarafem and my doctor just perscribed 20mg of fluexetine?
I needed to go a cheaper way so he precribed 20mg of the new pill. I dont knowmuch about meds but would'nt that mean I am taking less. I dont want to go down hill because of him perscribing me the wrong amount!! Asked by Margene Dingfelder 2 years ago.

These medications are one in the same, with the exception of their dose. Both are fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem). Let your doctor know, if you haven't done so already, that the dose you've been taking is 40mg. Otherwise, just monitor how you feel. Sometimes these medications are dosed arbitrarily, and it's the clinical outcome that is actually monitored. That being said, if you feel ok now, and you've been on the new dose for a couple of weeks, then you're set. If you feel worse than before, give your doctor a call for sure. Best of luck to you. P.S. Taking 40mg daily of fluoxetine should cost only about 8 dollars per month. Answered by Lise Desorbo 2 years ago.

Hey my love, these meds are associated with depression and, funny enough, weight loss, or the lack of. You're not bulemic or anorexic are you? If so, your doctor has prescribed the equivalent meds to keep you on the right track. Not less, just the cheaper version.There is a site online you can check your meds out, if you are worried. Answered by Mollie Caltagirone 2 years ago.


Is sarafem and Prozac the same?
I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from... Asked by Frieda Ours 2 years ago.

I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from sarafem? Answered by Latoria Scherbarth 2 years ago.

yes, they are exactly the same. Made by the same company. Sarafem was created for women who didn't like the idea of being given antidepressants, so they colored it purple and said it was for PMS Answered by Kathlyn Behrman 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Is sarafem and Prozac the same? I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched... Answered by Charity Zobel 2 years ago.

Sarafem is the generic equivalent to Prozac, I believe... I suffer from severe PMDD as well. Have you tried Yaz? It's the birth control pill that was recently approved by the FDA to treat PMDD. I was on so many meds for postpartum depression, and none of them helped me with the PMDD, not even Prozac. I began taking Yaz, and let me tell you, it's my miracle pill. I'm not on anymore antidepressants. BTW... I don't need Yaz for the birth control... just for the pmdd. Answered by Terrence Mcconkey 2 years ago.

These drugs take a few weeks to take affect and can take as long as 6 weeks for full effect to take place. Just taking the drug for a few days and stopping isn't going to be as affective. Continue taking the medicine daily and you will notice an overall difference. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Answered by Homer Bicknase 2 years ago.

Sarafem and Prozac are both brand names for "fluoxetine". Fluoxetine is the generic name for both and it is MUCH less expensive than either brand name. It is very safe to take generics like this. Answered by Jerri Abels 2 years ago.

exactly the same. the only difference is the marketing and dosing regimen. Answered by Dorcas Bochenski 2 years ago.


Is there really difference between Prozac and Sarafem (sister drugs) or not?
Asked by Ouida Bondroff 2 years ago.

There is no chemical difference between the two that I have found. The reason Sarafem exists is because the patent expired on Prozac which left other companies the ability to patent it and trademark it, etc. The two likely look different from the other. Answered by Mathew Gutierrez 2 years ago.

There are no differences chemically. Sarafem has a purple cap and is repackaged to appeal to women who may not feel there issue should or would be treated by an antidepressant. The manufacturer is the same. Prozac is white and green. -a clinical pharmacist Answered by Nicolas Zarro 2 years ago.

They are exactly the same drug. They just have different names and different packaging. Answered by Rachell Lopresti 2 years ago.

yes people react to each of them differently and each have different side effects ie one puts on more weight but one could make you more unhappy. xxx Answered by Haley Arnholt 2 years ago.

ask a doctor Answered by Jo Cormia 2 years ago.


What are over the counter antidepressants?
are paxil or sarafem? Asked by Leighann Cobble 2 years ago.

no. paxil isn't. not sure about sarafem but i for the best results i would go with a doctor's advice. i would try st. johns wort, or other like herbal medications. you can find it at your local health food store and possibly supermarket. st. johns wort may help, but a prescription medication would do better. an easy way to feel happier is by exercising. it's scientifically proven. also, stay on a normal sleep routine, and eat healthy. Answered by Grover Korey 2 years ago.

I know cigarettes are Answered by Roxann Tweedle 2 years ago.


How would you rate Sarafem?
I have just started taking Sarafem to treat PMDD. Has anyone taken this? If so what are your opinions about this medicine. Like how long does it take to kick in, how has it helped you,etc. Thanks!! Asked by Kimberlie Syer 2 years ago.

I haven't taken it, but I've been in a position close to marketing and development info. It usually provides good results. It's the same chemical that's in Prozac and so it works to improve your mood, essentially, by stimulating chemicals in your brain. I believe the standard line is '4 to 6 weeks' as a minimum time to see/feel improvement(s). Hope this helps! Best wishes. Answered by Milda Larche 2 years ago.

you sound just like me damn... zanax is the only thing that has helped me but than again im scared that im going to have allergic reaction to any other medication becuz i started takin zanax and found out that it wont kill me but im soo bad that i wont even take advil or anything im always scared im going to die... i have to take my blood pressure whenever i feel like im dieing thats the only thing that calms me down other than my zanax becuz i know if my blood pressure is fine than im fine and i know it sounds crazy but find a medicine you will take and buy a blood pressure machine check it when u feel super bad... yeah if ur having a aniexty/panic attack it mite be sky high but keep checking it over and over and if starts to go down you will calm down a realize your not having a heart attack or anything like that and ur not dieing.. if you need any other advice about it email me Answered by Alysia Chlebek 2 years ago.


What is the differance between Sarafem an Prozac?
What is the differance between Sarafem and prozac? Asked by Noella Alcocer 2 years ago.

The name. That's all. Answered by Delaine Niehus 2 years ago.


Gained 10 Pounds When I Got Off Sarafem?
I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs... Asked by Willodean Marineau 2 years ago.

I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs now-I was 125 lbs when I was on it. I've been watching my diet and exercising the whole time-aerobic and weight training. I even drink alot of water and take fiber. Though I'm not heavy I do feel heavier being 10 lbs more. I liked the way my ody felt and looked at 125 lbs. Is there anything I can do to get back down to 125 lbs? I've heard of hoodia. Idk if I should take slim fast. Answered by Elroy Kil 2 years ago.

Yes, you can try doing Cardio exercises to get back down to 125 lbs... Answered by Shaquita Dame 2 years ago.


My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. .?
My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. I would like some input from people that have actually took it. Asked by Laraine Luptak 2 years ago.

sarafem is SLIGHTLY different than prozac. i've taken both and trust me i know! i really liked serafem because i only had to take it when i needed it. the dr had me take it on the few days leading up to and during my period to help with my mood swings. most of the time i noticed a big difference. some days it gave me that emotionally numb feeling which in my opinion was waaaay better than being so mean and moody. prozac on the other hand because of the chemical makeup has to be taken regularly for 4-6 weeks to get the full effect! good luck and i hope you feel better soon! Answered by Rea Grimaud 2 years ago.

By any chance do you have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)? It's the most intense form of PMS... like PMS times a million. I have PMDD, it cropped up on me after having a severe case of PPD (postpartum depression). I was on many meds for the PPD, including Sarafem/Prozac... however, when the PMDD came about, none of those meds worked on it. I finally started taking Yaz for the PMDD back in October and it has literally saved my life. Sarafem/Prozac is one of the main meds that doctors prescribe to try to treat PMDD, for some of my friends it has been working. Give it a try for at least a couple of months or so, and if it doesn't help, then perhaps an increase in dosage might be needed or a switch of meds. Good luck to you. Answered by Jacklyn Lim 2 years ago.


Has anyone taken SARAFEM?
I was prescribed Sarafem by my ob/gyn for pmdd. Now I see alot of negative comments online about the drug. Has anyone on here ever taken it, if so, please tell me of your own experience. Asked by Valene Lemme 2 years ago.

I took it for about 6 months for ppmd several years ago. I felt better on it. It helped me a lot! I would take it again if I needed it. Sarafem is prozac and it has been prescribed to millions of people with great success over the years. If you have questions, you really should talk to your ob/gyn or pharmasist. All meds come with possible side effects, but drs consider them before prescribing. Every person is different, you may not have any side effects at all. As for negative comments online...IMO human nature is to complain, people who have good results don't go around bragging. Answered by Kareem Sawransky 2 years ago.

I took it and it helped. But it also made me too quite Answered by Belva Seykoski 2 years ago.


Sarafem....is it the best.?
I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is... Asked by Kristi Leggans 2 years ago.

I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is there any other drug that I could ask my doctor about that may not be as costly. The Sarafem seems to work. I have tried to go a month without it and it was bad...i cried one second and cursed someone the next...i was out of control...for a week. Any advice would be great. Answered by Mauro Sulikowski 2 years ago.

Sarafem is in the same family as Prozac. Talk to your Doctor and see if you can get the generic form of Prozac as it is a whole lot cheaper and will do the same thing for you . Answered by Grayce Arouri 2 years ago.

Sarafem is Prozac. Sarafem is marketed for PMDD and put in pretty capsules....so they jack up the price. Really....Ask your doctor if you can take Prozac instead.. Answered by Rosaria Pfenning 2 years ago.


Iwas on 40 mg of sarafem and my doctor just perscribed 20mg of fluexetine?
I needed to go a cheaper way so he precribed 20mg of the new pill. I dont knowmuch about meds but would'nt that mean I am taking less. I dont want to go down hill because of him perscribing me the wrong amount!! Asked by Yajaira Dinn 2 years ago.

These medications are one in the same, with the exception of their dose. Both are fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem). Let your doctor know, if you haven't done so already, that the dose you've been taking is 40mg. Otherwise, just monitor how you feel. Sometimes these medications are dosed arbitrarily, and it's the clinical outcome that is actually monitored. That being said, if you feel ok now, and you've been on the new dose for a couple of weeks, then you're set. If you feel worse than before, give your doctor a call for sure. Best of luck to you. P.S. Taking 40mg daily of fluoxetine should cost only about 8 dollars per month. Answered by Shirley Ficklin 2 years ago.

Hey my love, these meds are associated with depression and, funny enough, weight loss, or the lack of. You're not bulemic or anorexic are you? If so, your doctor has prescribed the equivalent meds to keep you on the right track. Not less, just the cheaper version.There is a site online you can check your meds out, if you are worried. Answered by Roxana Piccioni 2 years ago.


Is sarafem and Prozac the same?
I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from... Asked by Dannie Warnberg 2 years ago.

I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from sarafem? Answered by Frida Prentice 2 years ago.

yes, they are exactly the same. Made by the same company. Sarafem was created for women who didn't like the idea of being given antidepressants, so they colored it purple and said it was for PMS Answered by Rickie Schranz 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Is sarafem and Prozac the same? I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched... Answered by Jolyn Rhinerson 2 years ago.

Sarafem is the generic equivalent to Prozac, I believe... I suffer from severe PMDD as well. Have you tried Yaz? It's the birth control pill that was recently approved by the FDA to treat PMDD. I was on so many meds for postpartum depression, and none of them helped me with the PMDD, not even Prozac. I began taking Yaz, and let me tell you, it's my miracle pill. I'm not on anymore antidepressants. BTW... I don't need Yaz for the birth control... just for the pmdd. Answered by Tonia Hoke 2 years ago.

These drugs take a few weeks to take affect and can take as long as 6 weeks for full effect to take place. Just taking the drug for a few days and stopping isn't going to be as affective. Continue taking the medicine daily and you will notice an overall difference. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Answered by Nicolette Rubyor 2 years ago.

Sarafem and Prozac are both brand names for "fluoxetine". Fluoxetine is the generic name for both and it is MUCH less expensive than either brand name. It is very safe to take generics like this. Answered by Lasandra Maslak 2 years ago.

exactly the same. the only difference is the marketing and dosing regimen. Answered by Sharell Bohman 2 years ago.


Is there really difference between Prozac and Sarafem (sister drugs) or not?
Asked by Regina Ekdahl 2 years ago.

There is no chemical difference between the two that I have found. The reason Sarafem exists is because the patent expired on Prozac which left other companies the ability to patent it and trademark it, etc. The two likely look different from the other. Answered by Tiffani Roussos 2 years ago.

There are no differences chemically. Sarafem has a purple cap and is repackaged to appeal to women who may not feel there issue should or would be treated by an antidepressant. The manufacturer is the same. Prozac is white and green. -a clinical pharmacist Answered by Chester Ringler 2 years ago.

They are exactly the same drug. They just have different names and different packaging. Answered by Twana Blatt 2 years ago.

yes people react to each of them differently and each have different side effects ie one puts on more weight but one could make you more unhappy. xxx Answered by Kerri Sturn 2 years ago.

ask a doctor Answered by Sue Giesbrecht 2 years ago.


What are over the counter antidepressants?
are paxil or sarafem? Asked by Sadye Gussman 2 years ago.

no. paxil isn't. not sure about sarafem but i for the best results i would go with a doctor's advice. i would try st. johns wort, or other like herbal medications. you can find it at your local health food store and possibly supermarket. st. johns wort may help, but a prescription medication would do better. an easy way to feel happier is by exercising. it's scientifically proven. also, stay on a normal sleep routine, and eat healthy. Answered by Latia Wonderling 2 years ago.

I know cigarettes are Answered by Frieda Lenfest 2 years ago.


How would you rate Sarafem?
I have just started taking Sarafem to treat PMDD. Has anyone taken this? If so what are your opinions about this medicine. Like how long does it take to kick in, how has it helped you,etc. Thanks!! Asked by Barney Nowling 2 years ago.

I haven't taken it, but I've been in a position close to marketing and development info. It usually provides good results. It's the same chemical that's in Prozac and so it works to improve your mood, essentially, by stimulating chemicals in your brain. I believe the standard line is '4 to 6 weeks' as a minimum time to see/feel improvement(s). Hope this helps! Best wishes. Answered by Ruthe Mascolo 2 years ago.

you sound just like me damn... zanax is the only thing that has helped me but than again im scared that im going to have allergic reaction to any other medication becuz i started takin zanax and found out that it wont kill me but im soo bad that i wont even take advil or anything im always scared im going to die... i have to take my blood pressure whenever i feel like im dieing thats the only thing that calms me down other than my zanax becuz i know if my blood pressure is fine than im fine and i know it sounds crazy but find a medicine you will take and buy a blood pressure machine check it when u feel super bad... yeah if ur having a aniexty/panic attack it mite be sky high but keep checking it over and over and if starts to go down you will calm down a realize your not having a heart attack or anything like that and ur not dieing.. if you need any other advice about it email me Answered by Booker Kurnik 2 years ago.


What is the differance between Sarafem an Prozac?
What is the differance between Sarafem and prozac? Asked by Danuta Bowle 2 years ago.

The name. That's all. Answered by Elvira Medez 2 years ago.


Gained 10 Pounds When I Got Off Sarafem?
I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs... Asked by Donn Freker 2 years ago.

I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs now-I was 125 lbs when I was on it. I've been watching my diet and exercising the whole time-aerobic and weight training. I even drink alot of water and take fiber. Though I'm not heavy I do feel heavier being 10 lbs more. I liked the way my ody felt and looked at 125 lbs. Is there anything I can do to get back down to 125 lbs? I've heard of hoodia. Idk if I should take slim fast. Answered by Titus Yanoff 2 years ago.

Yes, you can try doing Cardio exercises to get back down to 125 lbs... Answered by Hong Rothove 2 years ago.


My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. .?
My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. I would like some input from people that have actually took it. Asked by Hugh Odonnell 2 years ago.

sarafem is SLIGHTLY different than prozac. i've taken both and trust me i know! i really liked serafem because i only had to take it when i needed it. the dr had me take it on the few days leading up to and during my period to help with my mood swings. most of the time i noticed a big difference. some days it gave me that emotionally numb feeling which in my opinion was waaaay better than being so mean and moody. prozac on the other hand because of the chemical makeup has to be taken regularly for 4-6 weeks to get the full effect! good luck and i hope you feel better soon! Answered by Treena Riback 2 years ago.

By any chance do you have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)? It's the most intense form of PMS... like PMS times a million. I have PMDD, it cropped up on me after having a severe case of PPD (postpartum depression). I was on many meds for the PPD, including Sarafem/Prozac... however, when the PMDD came about, none of those meds worked on it. I finally started taking Yaz for the PMDD back in October and it has literally saved my life. Sarafem/Prozac is one of the main meds that doctors prescribe to try to treat PMDD, for some of my friends it has been working. Give it a try for at least a couple of months or so, and if it doesn't help, then perhaps an increase in dosage might be needed or a switch of meds. Good luck to you. Answered by Jasmine Naegeli 2 years ago.


Has anyone taken SARAFEM?
I was prescribed Sarafem by my ob/gyn for pmdd. Now I see alot of negative comments online about the drug. Has anyone on here ever taken it, if so, please tell me of your own experience. Asked by Ria Orndoff 2 years ago.

I took it for about 6 months for ppmd several years ago. I felt better on it. It helped me a lot! I would take it again if I needed it. Sarafem is prozac and it has been prescribed to millions of people with great success over the years. If you have questions, you really should talk to your ob/gyn or pharmasist. All meds come with possible side effects, but drs consider them before prescribing. Every person is different, you may not have any side effects at all. As for negative comments online...IMO human nature is to complain, people who have good results don't go around bragging. Answered by Loren Maresca 2 years ago.

I took it and it helped. But it also made me too quite Answered by Johnnie Spillman 2 years ago.


Sarafem....is it the best.?
I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is... Asked by Shara Reber 2 years ago.

I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is there any other drug that I could ask my doctor about that may not be as costly. The Sarafem seems to work. I have tried to go a month without it and it was bad...i cried one second and cursed someone the next...i was out of control...for a week. Any advice would be great. Answered by Mozelle Gambone 2 years ago.

Sarafem is in the same family as Prozac. Talk to your Doctor and see if you can get the generic form of Prozac as it is a whole lot cheaper and will do the same thing for you . Answered by Aracelis Dannelley 2 years ago.

Sarafem is Prozac. Sarafem is marketed for PMDD and put in pretty capsules....so they jack up the price. Really....Ask your doctor if you can take Prozac instead.. Answered by Rubi Coppernoll 2 years ago.


Iwas on 40 mg of sarafem and my doctor just perscribed 20mg of fluexetine?
I needed to go a cheaper way so he precribed 20mg of the new pill. I dont knowmuch about meds but would'nt that mean I am taking less. I dont want to go down hill because of him perscribing me the wrong amount!! Asked by Crysta Kritzer 2 years ago.

These medications are one in the same, with the exception of their dose. Both are fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem). Let your doctor know, if you haven't done so already, that the dose you've been taking is 40mg. Otherwise, just monitor how you feel. Sometimes these medications are dosed arbitrarily, and it's the clinical outcome that is actually monitored. That being said, if you feel ok now, and you've been on the new dose for a couple of weeks, then you're set. If you feel worse than before, give your doctor a call for sure. Best of luck to you. P.S. Taking 40mg daily of fluoxetine should cost only about 8 dollars per month. Answered by Lemuel Paillant 2 years ago.

Hey my love, these meds are associated with depression and, funny enough, weight loss, or the lack of. You're not bulemic or anorexic are you? If so, your doctor has prescribed the equivalent meds to keep you on the right track. Not less, just the cheaper version.There is a site online you can check your meds out, if you are worried. Answered by Afton Borsos 2 years ago.


Is sarafem and Prozac the same?
I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from... Asked by Keeley Feria 2 years ago.

I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from sarafem? Answered by Polly Bessick 2 years ago.

yes, they are exactly the same. Made by the same company. Sarafem was created for women who didn't like the idea of being given antidepressants, so they colored it purple and said it was for PMS Answered by Nevada Litka 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Is sarafem and Prozac the same? I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched... Answered by Donita Gambino 2 years ago.

Sarafem is the generic equivalent to Prozac, I believe... I suffer from severe PMDD as well. Have you tried Yaz? It's the birth control pill that was recently approved by the FDA to treat PMDD. I was on so many meds for postpartum depression, and none of them helped me with the PMDD, not even Prozac. I began taking Yaz, and let me tell you, it's my miracle pill. I'm not on anymore antidepressants. BTW... I don't need Yaz for the birth control... just for the pmdd. Answered by Kristopher Allford 2 years ago.

These drugs take a few weeks to take affect and can take as long as 6 weeks for full effect to take place. Just taking the drug for a few days and stopping isn't going to be as affective. Continue taking the medicine daily and you will notice an overall difference. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Answered by Felipe Berkich 2 years ago.

Sarafem and Prozac are both brand names for "fluoxetine". Fluoxetine is the generic name for both and it is MUCH less expensive than either brand name. It is very safe to take generics like this. Answered by Yuonne Taddei 2 years ago.

exactly the same. the only difference is the marketing and dosing regimen. Answered by Griselda Radej 2 years ago.


Is there really difference between Prozac and Sarafem (sister drugs) or not?
Asked by Lorilee Raygoza 2 years ago.

There is no chemical difference between the two that I have found. The reason Sarafem exists is because the patent expired on Prozac which left other companies the ability to patent it and trademark it, etc. The two likely look different from the other. Answered by Hermelinda Flechas 2 years ago.

There are no differences chemically. Sarafem has a purple cap and is repackaged to appeal to women who may not feel there issue should or would be treated by an antidepressant. The manufacturer is the same. Prozac is white and green. -a clinical pharmacist Answered by Suzanna Kulacz 2 years ago.

They are exactly the same drug. They just have different names and different packaging. Answered by Antwan Dukeshire 2 years ago.

yes people react to each of them differently and each have different side effects ie one puts on more weight but one could make you more unhappy. xxx Answered by Renea Wessendorf 2 years ago.

ask a doctor Answered by Gita Deidrick 2 years ago.


What are over the counter antidepressants?
are paxil or sarafem? Asked by Sabine Holzman 2 years ago.

no. paxil isn't. not sure about sarafem but i for the best results i would go with a doctor's advice. i would try st. johns wort, or other like herbal medications. you can find it at your local health food store and possibly supermarket. st. johns wort may help, but a prescription medication would do better. an easy way to feel happier is by exercising. it's scientifically proven. also, stay on a normal sleep routine, and eat healthy. Answered by Catharine Bartash 2 years ago.

I know cigarettes are Answered by Suzi Ballintyn 2 years ago.


How would you rate Sarafem?
I have just started taking Sarafem to treat PMDD. Has anyone taken this? If so what are your opinions about this medicine. Like how long does it take to kick in, how has it helped you,etc. Thanks!! Asked by Devona Collman 2 years ago.

I haven't taken it, but I've been in a position close to marketing and development info. It usually provides good results. It's the same chemical that's in Prozac and so it works to improve your mood, essentially, by stimulating chemicals in your brain. I believe the standard line is '4 to 6 weeks' as a minimum time to see/feel improvement(s). Hope this helps! Best wishes. Answered by Kalyn Toten 2 years ago.

you sound just like me damn... zanax is the only thing that has helped me but than again im scared that im going to have allergic reaction to any other medication becuz i started takin zanax and found out that it wont kill me but im soo bad that i wont even take advil or anything im always scared im going to die... i have to take my blood pressure whenever i feel like im dieing thats the only thing that calms me down other than my zanax becuz i know if my blood pressure is fine than im fine and i know it sounds crazy but find a medicine you will take and buy a blood pressure machine check it when u feel super bad... yeah if ur having a aniexty/panic attack it mite be sky high but keep checking it over and over and if starts to go down you will calm down a realize your not having a heart attack or anything like that and ur not dieing.. if you need any other advice about it email me Answered by Roxie Fenstermacher 2 years ago.


What is the differance between Sarafem an Prozac?
What is the differance between Sarafem and prozac? Asked by Carman Aievoli 2 years ago.

The name. That's all. Answered by Chance Dicorcia 2 years ago.


Gained 10 Pounds When I Got Off Sarafem?
I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs... Asked by Erline Bondanza 2 years ago.

I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs now-I was 125 lbs when I was on it. I've been watching my diet and exercising the whole time-aerobic and weight training. I even drink alot of water and take fiber. Though I'm not heavy I do feel heavier being 10 lbs more. I liked the way my ody felt and looked at 125 lbs. Is there anything I can do to get back down to 125 lbs? I've heard of hoodia. Idk if I should take slim fast. Answered by Marielle Haakenson 2 years ago.

Yes, you can try doing Cardio exercises to get back down to 125 lbs... Answered by Jonie Wardall 2 years ago.


My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. .?
My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. I would like some input from people that have actually took it. Asked by Katrina Fass 2 years ago.

sarafem is SLIGHTLY different than prozac. i've taken both and trust me i know! i really liked serafem because i only had to take it when i needed it. the dr had me take it on the few days leading up to and during my period to help with my mood swings. most of the time i noticed a big difference. some days it gave me that emotionally numb feeling which in my opinion was waaaay better than being so mean and moody. prozac on the other hand because of the chemical makeup has to be taken regularly for 4-6 weeks to get the full effect! good luck and i hope you feel better soon! Answered by Damon Wright 2 years ago.

By any chance do you have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)? It's the most intense form of PMS... like PMS times a million. I have PMDD, it cropped up on me after having a severe case of PPD (postpartum depression). I was on many meds for the PPD, including Sarafem/Prozac... however, when the PMDD came about, none of those meds worked on it. I finally started taking Yaz for the PMDD back in October and it has literally saved my life. Sarafem/Prozac is one of the main meds that doctors prescribe to try to treat PMDD, for some of my friends it has been working. Give it a try for at least a couple of months or so, and if it doesn't help, then perhaps an increase in dosage might be needed or a switch of meds. Good luck to you. Answered by Yasuko Schwarzenberg 2 years ago.


Has anyone taken SARAFEM?
I was prescribed Sarafem by my ob/gyn for pmdd. Now I see alot of negative comments online about the drug. Has anyone on here ever taken it, if so, please tell me of your own experience. Asked by Ulysses Kolesar 2 years ago.

I took it for about 6 months for ppmd several years ago. I felt better on it. It helped me a lot! I would take it again if I needed it. Sarafem is prozac and it has been prescribed to millions of people with great success over the years. If you have questions, you really should talk to your ob/gyn or pharmasist. All meds come with possible side effects, but drs consider them before prescribing. Every person is different, you may not have any side effects at all. As for negative comments online...IMO human nature is to complain, people who have good results don't go around bragging. Answered by Emelda Bogner 2 years ago.

I took it and it helped. But it also made me too quite Answered by Hazel Gertsen 2 years ago.


Sarafem....is it the best.?
I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is... Asked by Dulce Abbassi 2 years ago.

I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is there any other drug that I could ask my doctor about that may not be as costly. The Sarafem seems to work. I have tried to go a month without it and it was bad...i cried one second and cursed someone the next...i was out of control...for a week. Any advice would be great. Answered by Rachael Mickelsen 2 years ago.

Sarafem is in the same family as Prozac. Talk to your Doctor and see if you can get the generic form of Prozac as it is a whole lot cheaper and will do the same thing for you . Answered by Laure Drabicki 2 years ago.

Sarafem is Prozac. Sarafem is marketed for PMDD and put in pretty capsules....so they jack up the price. Really....Ask your doctor if you can take Prozac instead.. Answered by Lara Plotts 2 years ago.


Iwas on 40 mg of sarafem and my doctor just perscribed 20mg of fluexetine?
I needed to go a cheaper way so he precribed 20mg of the new pill. I dont knowmuch about meds but would'nt that mean I am taking less. I dont want to go down hill because of him perscribing me the wrong amount!! Asked by Aura Penzero 2 years ago.

These medications are one in the same, with the exception of their dose. Both are fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem). Let your doctor know, if you haven't done so already, that the dose you've been taking is 40mg. Otherwise, just monitor how you feel. Sometimes these medications are dosed arbitrarily, and it's the clinical outcome that is actually monitored. That being said, if you feel ok now, and you've been on the new dose for a couple of weeks, then you're set. If you feel worse than before, give your doctor a call for sure. Best of luck to you. P.S. Taking 40mg daily of fluoxetine should cost only about 8 dollars per month. Answered by Alyse Dasgupta 2 years ago.

Hey my love, these meds are associated with depression and, funny enough, weight loss, or the lack of. You're not bulemic or anorexic are you? If so, your doctor has prescribed the equivalent meds to keep you on the right track. Not less, just the cheaper version.There is a site online you can check your meds out, if you are worried. Answered by Shaunte Crosland 2 years ago.


Is sarafem and Prozac the same?
I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from... Asked by Golden Izaquirre 2 years ago.

I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from sarafem? Answered by Dalia Wishard 2 years ago.

yes, they are exactly the same. Made by the same company. Sarafem was created for women who didn't like the idea of being given antidepressants, so they colored it purple and said it was for PMS Answered by Madeleine Gravina 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Is sarafem and Prozac the same? I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched... Answered by Crystle Flocco 2 years ago.

Sarafem is the generic equivalent to Prozac, I believe... I suffer from severe PMDD as well. Have you tried Yaz? It's the birth control pill that was recently approved by the FDA to treat PMDD. I was on so many meds for postpartum depression, and none of them helped me with the PMDD, not even Prozac. I began taking Yaz, and let me tell you, it's my miracle pill. I'm not on anymore antidepressants. BTW... I don't need Yaz for the birth control... just for the pmdd. Answered by Adrian Beato 2 years ago.

These drugs take a few weeks to take affect and can take as long as 6 weeks for full effect to take place. Just taking the drug for a few days and stopping isn't going to be as affective. Continue taking the medicine daily and you will notice an overall difference. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Answered by Sandie Mias 2 years ago.

Sarafem and Prozac are both brand names for "fluoxetine". Fluoxetine is the generic name for both and it is MUCH less expensive than either brand name. It is very safe to take generics like this. Answered by Adela Canute 2 years ago.

exactly the same. the only difference is the marketing and dosing regimen. Answered by Carson Higaneda 2 years ago.


Is there really difference between Prozac and Sarafem (sister drugs) or not?
Asked by Barrie Haffner 2 years ago.

There is no chemical difference between the two that I have found. The reason Sarafem exists is because the patent expired on Prozac which left other companies the ability to patent it and trademark it, etc. The two likely look different from the other. Answered by Leonard Fanelli 2 years ago.

There are no differences chemically. Sarafem has a purple cap and is repackaged to appeal to women who may not feel there issue should or would be treated by an antidepressant. The manufacturer is the same. Prozac is white and green. -a clinical pharmacist Answered by Lera Gray 2 years ago.

They are exactly the same drug. They just have different names and different packaging. Answered by Sharolyn Madia 2 years ago.

yes people react to each of them differently and each have different side effects ie one puts on more weight but one could make you more unhappy. xxx Answered by Davina Chrzan 2 years ago.

ask a doctor Answered by Teressa Guiga 2 years ago.


What are over the counter antidepressants?
are paxil or sarafem? Asked by Lincoln Geyette 2 years ago.

no. paxil isn't. not sure about sarafem but i for the best results i would go with a doctor's advice. i would try st. johns wort, or other like herbal medications. you can find it at your local health food store and possibly supermarket. st. johns wort may help, but a prescription medication would do better. an easy way to feel happier is by exercising. it's scientifically proven. also, stay on a normal sleep routine, and eat healthy. Answered by Shawanna Crighton 2 years ago.

I know cigarettes are Answered by Sheryl Cryan 2 years ago.


How would you rate Sarafem?
I have just started taking Sarafem to treat PMDD. Has anyone taken this? If so what are your opinions about this medicine. Like how long does it take to kick in, how has it helped you,etc. Thanks!! Asked by Felica Shavers 2 years ago.

I haven't taken it, but I've been in a position close to marketing and development info. It usually provides good results. It's the same chemical that's in Prozac and so it works to improve your mood, essentially, by stimulating chemicals in your brain. I believe the standard line is '4 to 6 weeks' as a minimum time to see/feel improvement(s). Hope this helps! Best wishes. Answered by Emilia Penner 2 years ago.

you sound just like me damn... zanax is the only thing that has helped me but than again im scared that im going to have allergic reaction to any other medication becuz i started takin zanax and found out that it wont kill me but im soo bad that i wont even take advil or anything im always scared im going to die... i have to take my blood pressure whenever i feel like im dieing thats the only thing that calms me down other than my zanax becuz i know if my blood pressure is fine than im fine and i know it sounds crazy but find a medicine you will take and buy a blood pressure machine check it when u feel super bad... yeah if ur having a aniexty/panic attack it mite be sky high but keep checking it over and over and if starts to go down you will calm down a realize your not having a heart attack or anything like that and ur not dieing.. if you need any other advice about it email me Answered by Daphine Dunlow 2 years ago.


What is the differance between Sarafem an Prozac?
What is the differance between Sarafem and prozac? Asked by Starla Swanzy 2 years ago.

The name. That's all. Answered by Britta Ooton 2 years ago.


Gained 10 Pounds When I Got Off Sarafem?
I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs... Asked by Siobhan Prokop 2 years ago.

I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs now-I was 125 lbs when I was on it. I've been watching my diet and exercising the whole time-aerobic and weight training. I even drink alot of water and take fiber. Though I'm not heavy I do feel heavier being 10 lbs more. I liked the way my ody felt and looked at 125 lbs. Is there anything I can do to get back down to 125 lbs? I've heard of hoodia. Idk if I should take slim fast. Answered by Zachary Scaringi 2 years ago.

Yes, you can try doing Cardio exercises to get back down to 125 lbs... Answered by Issac Stratton 2 years ago.


My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. .?
My Dr. put me on Sarafem for mood swings. I would like some input from people that have actually took it. Asked by Owen Kampner 2 years ago.

sarafem is SLIGHTLY different than prozac. i've taken both and trust me i know! i really liked serafem because i only had to take it when i needed it. the dr had me take it on the few days leading up to and during my period to help with my mood swings. most of the time i noticed a big difference. some days it gave me that emotionally numb feeling which in my opinion was waaaay better than being so mean and moody. prozac on the other hand because of the chemical makeup has to be taken regularly for 4-6 weeks to get the full effect! good luck and i hope you feel better soon! Answered by Tressie Mccartha 2 years ago.

By any chance do you have PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)? It's the most intense form of PMS... like PMS times a million. I have PMDD, it cropped up on me after having a severe case of PPD (postpartum depression). I was on many meds for the PPD, including Sarafem/Prozac... however, when the PMDD came about, none of those meds worked on it. I finally started taking Yaz for the PMDD back in October and it has literally saved my life. Sarafem/Prozac is one of the main meds that doctors prescribe to try to treat PMDD, for some of my friends it has been working. Give it a try for at least a couple of months or so, and if it doesn't help, then perhaps an increase in dosage might be needed or a switch of meds. Good luck to you. Answered by Cathryn Chancy 2 years ago.


Has anyone taken SARAFEM?
I was prescribed Sarafem by my ob/gyn for pmdd. Now I see alot of negative comments online about the drug. Has anyone on here ever taken it, if so, please tell me of your own experience. Asked by Nicolasa Bittenbender 2 years ago.

I took it for about 6 months for ppmd several years ago. I felt better on it. It helped me a lot! I would take it again if I needed it. Sarafem is prozac and it has been prescribed to millions of people with great success over the years. If you have questions, you really should talk to your ob/gyn or pharmasist. All meds come with possible side effects, but drs consider them before prescribing. Every person is different, you may not have any side effects at all. As for negative comments online...IMO human nature is to complain, people who have good results don't go around bragging. Answered by Ramiro Ocampo 2 years ago.

I took it and it helped. But it also made me too quite Answered by Aubrey Wildin 2 years ago.


Sarafem....is it the best.?
I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is... Asked by Azucena Dibble 2 years ago.

I have recently been diagnosis with PMDD...(JOY!) Anyways my doc said i needed to take Sarafem along with my Birth control in order to control the mood swings I have the week before my period. The Sarafem is really expensive...my insurance covers everything but $60 of it and well the extra 60 a month is costly. Is there any other drug that I could ask my doctor about that may not be as costly. The Sarafem seems to work. I have tried to go a month without it and it was bad...i cried one second and cursed someone the next...i was out of control...for a week. Any advice would be great. Answered by Thomas Weiler 2 years ago.

Sarafem is in the same family as Prozac. Talk to your Doctor and see if you can get the generic form of Prozac as it is a whole lot cheaper and will do the same thing for you . Answered by Elisabeth Wardrop 2 years ago.

Sarafem is Prozac. Sarafem is marketed for PMDD and put in pretty capsules....so they jack up the price. Really....Ask your doctor if you can take Prozac instead.. Answered by Zackary Guastella 2 years ago.


Iwas on 40 mg of sarafem and my doctor just perscribed 20mg of fluexetine?
I needed to go a cheaper way so he precribed 20mg of the new pill. I dont knowmuch about meds but would'nt that mean I am taking less. I dont want to go down hill because of him perscribing me the wrong amount!! Asked by Lorrine Bandasak 2 years ago.

These medications are one in the same, with the exception of their dose. Both are fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem). Let your doctor know, if you haven't done so already, that the dose you've been taking is 40mg. Otherwise, just monitor how you feel. Sometimes these medications are dosed arbitrarily, and it's the clinical outcome that is actually monitored. That being said, if you feel ok now, and you've been on the new dose for a couple of weeks, then you're set. If you feel worse than before, give your doctor a call for sure. Best of luck to you. P.S. Taking 40mg daily of fluoxetine should cost only about 8 dollars per month. Answered by Georgeanna Cienega 2 years ago.

Hey my love, these meds are associated with depression and, funny enough, weight loss, or the lack of. You're not bulemic or anorexic are you? If so, your doctor has prescribed the equivalent meds to keep you on the right track. Not less, just the cheaper version.There is a site online you can check your meds out, if you are worried. Answered by Roseanne Friedstrom 2 years ago.


Is sarafem and Prozac the same?
I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from... Asked by Loyce Delange 2 years ago.

I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched to prozac from sarafem? Answered by Arthur Shakin 2 years ago.

yes, they are exactly the same. Made by the same company. Sarafem was created for women who didn't like the idea of being given antidepressants, so they colored it purple and said it was for PMS Answered by Rhonda Tafreshi 2 years ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Is sarafem and Prozac the same? I am switching from sarafem to prozac for pmdd... the sarafem just cost way too mush and was only for 28 days.... the prozac cost me 2 dollars and will last longer... i loved the sarafem it made me happier and i lost weight i didnt freak out and i didnt constantly clean... has anyone else switched... Answered by Fernanda Metenosky 2 years ago.

Sarafem is the generic equivalent to Prozac, I believe... I suffer from severe PMDD as well. Have you tried Yaz? It's the birth control pill that was recently approved by the FDA to treat PMDD. I was on so many meds for postpartum depression, and none of them helped me with the PMDD, not even Prozac. I began taking Yaz, and let me tell you, it's my miracle pill. I'm not on anymore antidepressants. BTW... I don't need Yaz for the birth control... just for the pmdd. Answered by Kimbery Leshinsky 2 years ago.

These drugs take a few weeks to take affect and can take as long as 6 weeks for full effect to take place. Just taking the drug for a few days and stopping isn't going to be as affective. Continue taking the medicine daily and you will notice an overall difference. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Answered by Loida Schraub 2 years ago.

Sarafem and Prozac are both brand names for "fluoxetine". Fluoxetine is the generic name for both and it is MUCH less expensive than either brand name. It is very safe to take generics like this. Answered by Jeremy Schindel 2 years ago.

exactly the same. the only difference is the marketing and dosing regimen. Answered by Chester Strimback 2 years ago.


Is there really difference between Prozac and Sarafem (sister drugs) or not?
Asked by Courtney Fleishman 2 years ago.

There is no chemical difference between the two that I have found. The reason Sarafem exists is because the patent expired on Prozac which left other companies the ability to patent it and trademark it, etc. The two likely look different from the other. Answered by Ma Ambrose 2 years ago.

There are no differences chemically. Sarafem has a purple cap and is repackaged to appeal to women who may not feel there issue should or would be treated by an antidepressant. The manufacturer is the same. Prozac is white and green. -a clinical pharmacist Answered by Reena Miriello 2 years ago.

They are exactly the same drug. They just have different names and different packaging. Answered by Horace Pape 2 years ago.

yes people react to each of them differently and each have different side effects ie one puts on more weight but one could make you more unhappy. xxx Answered by Marry Kiko 2 years ago.

ask a doctor Answered by Stephan Sandoual 2 years ago.


What are over the counter antidepressants?
are paxil or sarafem? Asked by Dylan Kopay 2 years ago.

no. paxil isn't. not sure about sarafem but i for the best results i would go with a doctor's advice. i would try st. johns wort, or other like herbal medications. you can find it at your local health food store and possibly supermarket. st. johns wort may help, but a prescription medication would do better. an easy way to feel happier is by exercising. it's scientifically proven. also, stay on a normal sleep routine, and eat healthy. Answered by Joni Swantko 2 years ago.

I know cigarettes are Answered by Mila Gannoe 2 years ago.


How would you rate Sarafem?
I have just started taking Sarafem to treat PMDD. Has anyone taken this? If so what are your opinions about this medicine. Like how long does it take to kick in, how has it helped you,etc. Thanks!! Asked by Ermelinda Khatri 2 years ago.

I haven't taken it, but I've been in a position close to marketing and development info. It usually provides good results. It's the same chemical that's in Prozac and so it works to improve your mood, essentially, by stimulating chemicals in your brain. I believe the standard line is '4 to 6 weeks' as a minimum time to see/feel improvement(s). Hope this helps! Best wishes. Answered by Arnoldo Bettner 2 years ago.

you sound just like me damn... zanax is the only thing that has helped me but than again im scared that im going to have allergic reaction to any other medication becuz i started takin zanax and found out that it wont kill me but im soo bad that i wont even take advil or anything im always scared im going to die... i have to take my blood pressure whenever i feel like im dieing thats the only thing that calms me down other than my zanax becuz i know if my blood pressure is fine than im fine and i know it sounds crazy but find a medicine you will take and buy a blood pressure machine check it when u feel super bad... yeah if ur having a aniexty/panic attack it mite be sky high but keep checking it over and over and if starts to go down you will calm down a realize your not having a heart attack or anything like that and ur not dieing.. if you need any other advice about it email me Answered by Alphonso Pecht 2 years ago.


What is the differance between Sarafem an Prozac?
What is the differance between Sarafem and prozac? Asked by Orpha Laakso 2 years ago.

The name. That's all. Answered by Madelaine Soyke 2 years ago.


Gained 10 Pounds When I Got Off Sarafem?
I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs... Asked by Ka Ardolino 2 years ago.

I took 20 mg. of Sarafem daily for pms. I lost 10 pounds when I was on it-didn't have much of an appetite. I stopped using it 'cause it made me dizzy. Now that I've been off of it for a while I gained the 10 pounds back. My appetite is back to normal-I don' overeat. I'm 5'7" 135 lbs now-I was 125 lbs when I was on it. I've been watching my diet and exercising the whole time-aerobic and weight training. I even drink alot of water and take fiber. Though I'm not heavy I do feel heavier being 10 lbs more. I liked the way my ody felt and looked at 125 lbs. Is there anything I can do to get back down to 125 lbs? I've heard of hoodia. Idk if I should take slim fast. Answered by Paris Harbick 2 years ago.

Yes, you can try doing Cardio exercises to get back down to 125 lbs... Answered by Gilbert Marlett 2 years ago.


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