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Sarafem: Oral capsule

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Sarafem 10mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: Lilly 3210 10 mg 
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Sarafem 10mg Cap
Eli Lilly and Co
Pill Identification: Lilly 3210 10 mg 
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Sarafem 20mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: Lilly 3220 20 mg 
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Sarafem 10mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: Sarafem 10mg 
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Sarafem 20mg Cap
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: Sarafem 20mg 
How This Drug Works
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to deliver messages from cell to cell and help to control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to communicate. Changing the levels of chemical messengers helps control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.  <br><br>Serotonin passes from cell to cell by binding to receptors on nearby cells to deliver messages. Nerve cells control the amount of serotonin traveling between the cells. Serotonin is &#39;recycled&#39; by cells in a process called reuptake. <br><br>Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors or &#34;SSRIs&#34; affect serotonin levels used to communicate between nerve cells by preventing the cells from recycling serotonin and allowing it more time to relay the message. Changing the balance of serotonin in the brain seems to help nerve cells send and receive chemical messages, which in turn boosts mood.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Sarafem: Oral capsule

What is this medicine?

FLUOXETINE (floo OX e teen) belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD causes intense mood and physical symptoms a week or two before your period every month. This drug helps improve mood swings, tiredness, tension, and breast tenderness.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Prozac: Oral capsule

Similar Generic Drugs : Fluoxetine: Oral capsule

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