I take the first pill in the morning, how long should I wait before dose # 2?
Sarafem is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), it works by helping to keep the levels of a certain chemical in the brain (serotonin) balanced. The medication comes in the form of a tablet that can be taken once a day every day or just during the two weeks before your period.
Your doctor should be the best person to answer the dosage of 2nd dose as he/she has prescribed the med & knows your medical history better.
However the some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
* Sarafem comes in the form of tablets (or capsules, for the generic form). It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
* There are two ways to take Sarafem. It can be taken every single day, or just during the two weeks before your period. Your healthcare provider will explain which way you should take it.
* If the medication makes you drowsy, try taking it before bedtime. If Sarafem causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning.
* You can take it with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
* It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
* For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
Hope the info helps?
- Sarafem Information for Consumers
- Sarafem Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sarafem (detailed)
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