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Fluoxetine

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4.3  Effectiveness
6.1  Side Effects
6.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 Fluoxetine side effects and 6 Fluoxetine benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Fluoxetine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 13% 52.2% 26.1% 8.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 4.5% 72.7% 9.1% 13.6%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 90.5% 4.8% 4.8%
Breathing 0% 0% 81.8% 18.2% 0%
Confidence 8.7% 8.7% 43.5% 34.8% 4.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 13.6% 77.3% 4.5% 4.5%
Digestion 4.5% 4.5% 68.2% 18.2% 4.5%
Emotional Well-being 4.3% 21.7% 17.4% 17.4% 39.1%
Energy 4.3% 30.4% 43.5% 13% 8.7%
Eyesight 0% 4.8% 85.7% 4.8% 4.8%
Memory 0% 9.5% 76.2% 4.8% 9.5%
Mental Clarity 8.7% 4.3% 30.4% 43.5% 13%
Pain 0% 9.5% 76.2% 4.8% 9.5%
Patience 0% 18.2% 36.4% 22.7% 22.7%
Sexual Health 17.4% 8.7% 43.5% 26.1% 4.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 9.5% 81% 9.5% 0%
Sleep 0% 36.4% 36.4% 22.7% 4.5%
Stress Level 0% 8.7% 30.4% 39.1% 21.7%
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Commonly Reported Fluoxetine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 94.7% 0% 0% 5.3% 0%
Anxiety 61.9% 14.3% 14.3% 9.5% 0%
Blurred Vision 55.6% 33.3% 0% 0% 11.1%
Breathing Difficulties 88.9% 0% 0% 0% 11.1%
Change in Sex Drive 65% 5% 15% 5% 10%
Change in Weight 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Cold Symptoms 77.8% 0% 11.1% 0% 11.1%
Confusion 55.6% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
Constipation 91.7% 0% 8.3% 0% 0%
Depression 33.3% 33.3% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
Diarrhea 90.5% 0% 0% 4.8% 4.8%
Dizziness 71.4% 9.5% 9.5% 4.8% 4.8%
Drowsiness 33.3% 33.3% 11.1% 22.2% 0%
Dry Mouth 68.4% 21.1% 0% 10.5% 0%
Erectile Dysfunction 85.7% 0% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Fatigue 40.9% 18.2% 13.6% 18.2% 9.1%
Fever 77.8% 11.1% 0% 11.1% 0%
Gas 55.6% 0% 33.3% 0% 11.1%
Headache 71.4% 4.8% 9.5% 14.3% 0%
Heartburn 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Insomnia 47.6% 23.8% 19% 4.8% 4.8%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 22.2% 0% 0% 11.1%
Irritability / Impatience 70.6% 17.6% 0% 11.8% 0%
Mood Swings 55.6% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 11.1%
Muscle Cramping 77.8% 11.1% 0% 0% 11.1%
Nausea 66.7% 11.1% 16.7% 5.6% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 66.7% 22.2% 0% 0% 11.1%
Sexual Dysfunction 85% 5% 0% 0% 10%
Stomach Ache 55.6% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 11.1%
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Less Commonly Reported Fluoxetine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Blurred Vision 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Change in Weight 62.5% 6.2% 18.8% 12.5% 0%
Discolored Urine 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Energy Loss 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Fainting 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Hyperactivity 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Increased Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 6.2% 6.2%
Indigestion 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0% 33.3%
Reduced Libido 80% 0% 10% 10% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Seizures 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 62.5% 0% 25% 6.2% 6.2%
Ulcer 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Fluoxetine
Since taking Fluoxetine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
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User Comments about Fluoxetine
15 Jul 2015 Fluoxetine changed my personality dramatically. From being an overworriying, fearful, shy, caring guy to a agressive, irritable, not-caring one. I hate it soooo much this new person that fluoxetine has induced on me. Highly prrefer my anxiety than this. Also emotional flatness and loss of libido were severe. DON'T LET PEOPLE FOOL YOU, THIS DRUG IS POWERFUL AND CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY.
   —Posted by Referee
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02 Oct 2011 It's great if you have anxiety.
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23 Jul 2010 I had a spiralling reaction to life changes that happend all at once, i.e. loss of business, debts etc. I felt overwhelmed and unable to control the situation. Fluoxetine and talk therapy helped me to take each day at a time.
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25 Jun 2010 I wish I'd been prescribed this so much earlier in my life. I feel like it was the missing link in my system to make me a normal person.
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22 May 2010 Three separate times, I have overdosed on fluoxetine because I was feeling depressed or anxious. The first time I took a 150% dose, and it just made me feel extremely anxious and weird; I cried a lot. A year later, I took 200% dose, and I barely noticed a difference. The next day I took 300% dose, and I was afraid of what it would do to me, so I threw it up. Don't overdose on this stuff.
   —Posted by Leila
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