- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Sarafem* used for?
Generic for Sarafem* (Fluoxetine HCl) is an antidepressant medication used to treat depression. It is also used to treat anxiety disorders (panic attacks), obsessive–compulsive disorder, certain eating disorders (bulimia nervosa), obesity, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and sleep disorders. It belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Sarafem*?
The dosage of Generic for Sarafem* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Sarafem*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Sarafem* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Sarafem*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Sarafem*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Sarafem*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Sarafem*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Sarafem*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Sarafem* can interact with other antidepressants, blood thinners, seizure medications, and MAO inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Sarafem*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Sarafem* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Sarafem* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Sarafem* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Sarafem* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Sarafem* can cause side effects such as stuffy nose, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, weakness, tiredness, and constipation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Sarafem*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Sarafem*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Sarafem* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Sarafem*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Sarafem*?
How will Generic for Sarafem* work in my body?
How should Generic for Sarafem* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Sarafem* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Sarafem* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.