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. F & A Forte Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
F & A Forte Tablet SR 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.
F & A Forte Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
F & A Forte Tablet SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
F & A Forte Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
F & A Forte Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
F & A Forte Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of F & A Forte Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
F & A Forte Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of F & A Forte Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.