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Sarafem Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- How should I take fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sarafem)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sarafem)?
- What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- What other drugs will affect fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sarafem)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you miss a dose of Prozac Weekly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember and take the next dose 7 days later. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled weekly dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Sarafem)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, fever, sleepiness, rapid or uneven heartbeat, confusion, fainting, seizures, or coma.
What should I avoid while taking fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
Avoid taking tryptophan while you are taking fluoxetine.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of fluoxetine.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect fluoxetine (Sarafem)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by fluoxetine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others. Using an NSAID with fluoxetine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, especially:
- any other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), escitalopram (Lexapro), imipramine (Tofranil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others;
- alprazolam (Xanax);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo);
- flecainide (Tambocor);
- haloperidol (Haldol);
- nebivolol (Bystolic);
- vinblastine (Velban);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with fluoxetine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fluoxetine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Sarafem Information
- Sarafem Drug Interactions Center: fluoxetine oral
- Sarafem Side Effects Center
- Sarafem Overview including Precautions
- Sarafem FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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