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Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg 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.

Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a 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 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, and low sexual desire. 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.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Faxtin A Tablet

Side effects of Faxtin A Tablet

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

How to use Faxtin A 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. Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Faxtin A Tablet works

Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg 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 Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg 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
Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg 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
Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Faxtin A 0.25 mg/20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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References
  1. Alprazolam. Sandwich, Kent: Pfizer Limited; 1982 [revised Jan. 2019]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Fluoxetine hydrochloride. Dublin, Ireland: Endo Ventures Limited; 2017 [revised 25 Jul. 2017]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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