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Arkadep 20mg Tablet

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RKG Pharma

Composition for Arkadep 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Arkadep 20mg Tablet

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Alcohol
MRP
24.96
₹2.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Arkadep Tablet

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Uses of Arkadep Tablet

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

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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How to use Arkadep 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. Arkadep 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arkadep Tablet works

Arkadep 20mg Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

In Depth Information on Arkadep Tablet

Expert advice for Arkadep Tablet

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Arkadep to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Arkadep, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Arkadep, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Arkadep is very less.
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Arkadep Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Arkadep Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Arkadep 20mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Arkadep 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Arkadep 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Arkadep 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Arkadep 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Arkadep 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arkadep 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Arkadep Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Fluoxetine

Arkadep is an antidepressant drug and belongs to the class of selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In adults, this medicine is used to treat major depressive episodes, eating disorder (bulimia nervosa) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In children and adolescents aged eight years and above, it is used to treat moderate to severe major depressive disorder. Consult a doctor if you think you are suffering from depression as the treatment should always be taken as advised by a doctor.
Arkadep is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs). It is an antidepressant and belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect associated with the use of Arkadep. However, Arkadep can also cause other sleep problems like insomnia (inability to sleep) and abnormal dreams. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Arkadep.
Arkadep has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking Arkadep.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with citalopram?
Fluoxetine and citalopram both increase the serotonin levels and when used together can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome (fever, muscle stiffness or tremor, confusion, irritability, and extreme agitation). ECG monitoring may also be required as there could be some changes in your heart rhythm (prolonged QTc interval). Talk to your doctor as you may need an alternative for one of these medicines.
Arkadep is not a placebo, it is an active drug, an antidepressant which belongs to the class of medications known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Arkadep is not a stimulant. It is an antidepressant and belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with diazepam?
Fluoxetine can be taken with diazepam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Arkadep does not cause weight gain, rather it causes weight loss, which is a common side effect seen with its use. Weight loss is usually proportional to baseline body weight. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking Arkadep.
Arkadep can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of Arkadep. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking it as the dose may need to be changed.
Yes, like any other medicine Arkadep has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Arkadep is used for the treatment of anxiety and other associated conditions like panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias. It also helps in depression associated with or without anxiety. Consult a doctor for the right treatment of your anxiety before starting any medicines.
Arkadep has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking Arkadep.
Arkadep works if taken for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Headache is a very common side effect of Arkadep. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive headache while taking Arkadep.
Nausea is a very common side effect of Arkadep. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Arkadep.
You should take Arkadep only for the duration as advised by your doctor. Also, you should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should take Arkadep only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Arkadep is not used for the treatment of hot flushes. It is used for the treatment of depression and belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with paracetamol?
Fluoxetine can be taken with paracetamol, however, when taken together paracetamol can increase the antidepressant effect of fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines as there could be other effects of using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with amitriptyline?
Fluoxetine may possibly change the blood levels of amitriptyline. Your doctor may need to lower the dose of amitriptyline when administered with fluoxetine. Talk to your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with alcohol?
Fluoxetine when taken with alcohol, does not increase the effects of alcohol, however, it may affect your judgment or coordination and make you dizzy. Talk to your doctor regarding the use of alcohol when you are taking fluoxetine.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with lorazepam?
Fluoxetine can be taken with lorazepam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with omeprazole?
Fluoxetine may increase the level or effect of omeprazole by decreasing its metabolism. Consult a doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Arkadep can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with amoxicillin?
Fluoxetine can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Consult a doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with ibuprofen?
Fluoxetine, when given with ibuprofen, may increase the risk of gastric side effects. Consult a doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Arkadep. when given with phentermine, may increase the effects of phentermine like nervousness, anxiety, restlessness. There could also be an increased risk of serotonin syndrome (fever, muscle stiffness or tremor, confusion, irritability, and extreme agitation). The reason for an increase in toxicity is not clear. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with tramadol?
Fluoxetine when taken along with tramadol, can lead to an increased risk of serotonin syndrome (fever, muscle stiffness or tremor, confusion, irritability, and extreme agitation). Consult a doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Arkadep is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Arkadep is not addictive in nature. No habit forming potential has been seen with its use. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding the duration of its use.
There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Arkadep during the first few months of pregnancy. When taken during the last three months of pregnancy, it may increase the risk of a serious condition in babies, called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the new born (PPHN), making the baby breathe faster and appear bluish. These symptoms usually begin during the first 24 hours after the baby is born. So, it is advisable not to use Arkadep during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Arkadep is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.
Arkadep is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
Arkadep is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants.
Q. Can I take fluoxetine with naproxen?
Fluoxetine, when given with naproxen, may increase the risk of gastric side effects. Consult a doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Arkadep with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Arkadep with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Arkadep with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
Arkadep with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Arkadep with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
Arkadep with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Arkadep with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Arkadep with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
Arkadep with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Arkadep with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Arkadep with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Arkadep with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
Arkadep with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Arkadep with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Arkadep with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Arkadep with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Arkadep with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Arkadep with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Arkadep with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Arkadep with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Arkadep with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
Arkadep with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Arkadep with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Arkadep with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Arkadep with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Arkadep with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Arkadep with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Arkadep with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Arkadep with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Arkadep with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Arkadep with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Arkadep with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
Arkadep with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Arkadep with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv

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