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ARKADEP 20MG TABLET

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Composition for ARKADEP

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

food interaction for ARKADEP

alcohol interaction for ARKADEP

pregnancy interaction for ARKADEP

lactation interaction for ARKADEP

food
alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arkadep 20mg tablet at a fixed time.
Arkadep 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Arkadep 20mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ARKADEP

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

Uses

Arkadep 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Arkadep 20mg tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Pale colored skin, Panic attacks, Rash, Abnormal dreams, Abnormal liver function tests, Abnormal milk secretion from breasts, Agitation, Confusion, Altered mental state, Anxiety, Bone pain, Joint pain, Joint stiffness, Blood vessel inflammation, Blurred vision, Bruise, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Difficulty in swallowing, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Fever, Flushing, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Hair loss, Hallucination, Headache, Impaired thought process, Impaired concentration, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritation, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Extremes of being happy or sad, Muscle stiffness, Tremor, Muscle pain, Sexual dysfunction, Skin redness, Sleepiness, Frequent urge to urinate, Vaginal bleeding, Vomiting, Weight loss, Fatigue

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Expert advice for ARKADEP

  • Do not start or continue fluoxetine and consult your doctor, If you develop a rash or other allergic reactions (like itching, swollen lips or face or shortness of breath).
  • Do not suddenly withdraw or discontinue therapy.
  • The drug can lower sex drive. If the problem persists after the first 2 or 3 months, consult your doctor.
  • Do not take this drug, if you are consuming antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have been taking them within the previous two weeks.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking fluoxetine.
  • Fluoxetine can impair mental and physical coordination and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for ARKADEP

Fluoxetine

Q.Is fluoxetine addictive?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine a mono amine oxidase inhibitor?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Q.Is fluoxetine a narcotic/controlled substance?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine safe?
Fluoxetine is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does fluoxetine cause headache/constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue?
Headache is a side effect with the use of fluoxetine however constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

Q.Can I take fluoxetine for anxiety?
No, it is used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa and panic disorder

Q.Is fluoxetine a placebo?
No, it is an active drug belonging to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants

Q.Is fluoxetine a stimulant?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants

Q.Can I take fluoxetine with diazepam/phentermine/naproxem/ amitriptyline/ paracetamol/Nyquil/tramadol/ ibuprofen/ citalopram?
With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, phentermine, naproxen, paracetamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and citalopram. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q.How long can I take fluoxetine?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)