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Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This combination medicine calms the brain by decreasing abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also works by increasing some chemical messenger in the brain that improves mood.

Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may cause nausea, anxiety, dysphoria and agitation.

Some common side effects of this medicine include memory impairment, depression, vomiting, low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, stomach upset and confusion. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss depending upon person to person. To prevent weight gain, you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food and exercise regularly. However, weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Alamflu Tablet

Side effects of Alamflu Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairement
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Low sexual desire

How to use Alamflu Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alamflu Tablet works

Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Alprazolam and fluoxetine which have anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Fluoxetine is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alamflu 0.25mg/20mg Tablet
₹3.0/Tablet
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L Cetree Tablet
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Patient Concerns

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Taking anti depression drugs from last 12 years but still I am on drugs presently on paroxetine cr 25mg hs and clonazepam 0.25mg hs how long I have to taken the drugs I want to leave the drugs pls help
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatrist
Dear 1mg user, medicines gives quick relief and has side effects too so consult your doctor and see how to reduce dose and control totally, later you can take counselling that really helps you. Counselling can be by phone/ video chatting see this website http://dontfeel.com/video-chat
Suggest anti depression tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Firstly Depression patient need to be diagnosed in the clinic and based on that appropriate medication are prescribed
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References
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