Women's health

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

(PMDD)

All Medications for Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • Paxil
    (paroxetine)
    Prescription only

    Paxil (paroxetine) is effective for treating depression and anxiety, but causes more unwanted side-effects than other medicines that work like it.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release pill
    • Liquid
  • Prozac
    (fluoxetine)
    Prescription only

    Prozac (fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more energizing than other antidepressants, so it may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Delayed-release pill
    • Liquid
  • Effexor
    (venlafaxine)
    Prescription only

    Effexor (venlafaxine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, but it can cause more withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly compared to other antidepressants.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
  • Celexa
    (citalopram)
    Prescription only

    Celexa (citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Side effects are less likely to happen compared to other antidepressants; however, it is not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Try Yaz birth control. Changed my life.

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Meditation, reading, listening to calming music during panic attacks

  • remembering that things pass

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Meditation