• Kate Kate
    September 06, 2011
    What's The Difference Between Sarafem And Prozac?
    Kate Kate
    September 06, 2011

    Why does one affect me better than the other if they are the same? I have PMDD HELP!!!!!!

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    September 10, 2011
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    September 10, 2011

    Hi Kate

     

    This is an excellent question for your doctor or pharmacist.  Have you asked your doctor about this?

     

     

    Here is some information to describe the uses of Prozac and Sarafem.  In researching your question it seems that these are the same med...fluoxetine...but the manufacturer is using a different name, Sarafem, for women who wish to treat their PMDD.  It seems to be more about marketing than any difference in the actual medication.  I had no idea.

     

    If this is true...the name should not matter and the meds will affect you the same. 

     

    Ask your doctor to be sure of this. 

     

    Thank you for your question.

     

     

     

     

    • pmdd'd out
      January 22, 2014
      pmdd'd out
      January 22, 2014

      I was told by my doctor they are in fact, the same, Fluoxetine...it was called Sarafem because of the stigma Prozac has...I would check the dosage on both the prescriptions you had, perhaps they were different mgs?

       

       

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