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F Tin 20 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of F Tin Tablet

F Tin 20 Tablet is an antidepressant medicine. F Tin 20 Tablet is used to treat a variety of mental health conditions such as depression,obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoria (emotional and physical problems before menses), anxiety, and panic disorders. It may be better for older people as it does not affect the heart. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly.

F Tin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness

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

How F Tin Tablet works

F Tin 20 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.

F Tin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
F Tin 20 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
F Tin 20 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
F Tin 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
F Tin 20 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
F Tin 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of F Tin 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
F Tin 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of F Tin 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It may be better for older people as it does not affect the heart.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • It may cause anxiety and agitation when you first start taking it.
  • It may cause weight loss and decreased appetite.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how F Tin 20 Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of F Tin 20 Tablet is very less.
  • Do not take F Tin 20 Tablet if you are taking MAO inhibitors.
  • This medicine is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
     
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without doctor consultation as that may lead to agitation, anxiety, and dysphoria.
     

Interaction with Drugs

Taking F Tin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to F Tin

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Hello Dr. I am suffering from sometime extreme anger sometime while talking unwanted thought I can't trust on anybody .I feel doubt about everyone like they used me .I don't talk my old frnds also feeling little depression and very very low confidence . currently I am taking vilazine20 and my add lurasid 40 ten days ago.now little improvement bt I am not happy trying to being happy bt cant.help me
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
You seem to have anxiety with obsessions especially obsessive doubt. Vilazodone may need to be increased as 20 mg isn't usually adequate for obsessive symptoms. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
My spouse (Age: 28 & Gender: F) suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The activity of bathing & repeatedly cleaning of cloths & rooms. The Suggest me any medicine for him.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir your problem can surely be treated with homeopathy but as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. Is F Tin a selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitor (SSRI)?

F Tin 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.

Q. Is F Tin a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs)?

F Tin 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).

Q. Does F Tin cause sleepiness?

Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect associated with the use of F Tin. However, F Tin 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 F Tin.

Q. Does F Tin cause constipation?

F Tin has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking F Tin.

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.

Q. Is F Tin a placebo?

F Tin 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).

Q. Is F Tin a stimulant?

F Tin 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.

Q. Does F Tin cause weight gain?

F Tin 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 F Tin.

Q. Does F Tin make you tired?

F Tin can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of F Tin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking it as the dose may need to be changed.

Q. Does F Tin expire?

Yes, like any other medicine F Tin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

Q. Does F Tin help in anxiety?

F Tin 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.

Q. Does F Tin cause acne?

F Tin has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking F Tin.

Q. Does F Tin work?

F Tin works if taken for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does F Tin cause a headache?

Headache is a very common side effect of F Tin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive headache while taking F Tin.

Q. Does F Tin cause nausea?

Nausea is a very common side effect of F Tin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking F Tin.

Q. Can I take F Tin for life?

You should take F Tin only for the duration as advised by your doctor. Also, you should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. How long can I take F Tin for?

You should take F Tin only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can I take F Tin for hot flushes?

F Tin 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.

Q. Can I take F Tin with birth control?

F Tin 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.

Q. Can I take F Tin with phentermine?

F Tin. 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.

Q. Is F Tin safe?

F Tin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is F Tin addictive?

F Tin 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.

Q. Is F Tin safe in pregnancy?

There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took F Tin 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 F Tin during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

Q. Is F Tin a controlled substance?

F Tin is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.

Q. Is F Tin a narcotic?

F Tin is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.

Q. Is F Tin a benzodiazepine?

F Tin 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.

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