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Floxiwave 20 Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Floxiwave 20 Capsule is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is widely prescribed to treat depression and other mental health conditions like panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Floxiwave 20 Capsule helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It is also used to treat bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder), where it reduces binge-eating and purging (vomiting).

The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks. Some common side effects of Floxiwave 20 Capsule include nausea, indigestion, dry mouth, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased sweating, sinusitis, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), yawning, and abnormal dreams. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Side effects of Floxiwave Capsule

Common
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza like syndrome
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Yawning
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nervousness
  • Sleepiness
  • Sinus infection

How to use Floxiwave Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Floxiwave 20 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Floxiwave Capsule works

Floxiwave 20 Capsule 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 of depression and also relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Floxiwave 20 Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Floxiwave 20 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Floxiwave 20 Capsule 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
Floxiwave 20 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Floxiwave 20 Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Floxiwave 20 Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Floxiwave 20 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Floxiwave 20 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take Floxiwave 20 Capsule 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 Floxiwave 20 Capsule affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience difficulty having an orgasm or have decreased sex drive.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Floxiwave 20 Capsule is very less.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without doctor consultation as that may lead to agitation, anxiety, and dysphoria.
     

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FAQs

Q. What is Floxiwave? What is it used for?

Floxiwave 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. Does Floxiwave cause sleepiness?

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

Q. Does Floxiwave cause weight gain?

Floxiwave 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 Floxiwave.

Q. Does Floxiwave make you tired?

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

Q. Does Floxiwave cause a headache?

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

Q. Does Floxiwave cause nausea?

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

Q. How long can I take Floxiwave for?

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

Q. Can I take Floxiwave with paracetamol?

Floxiwave can be taken with paracetamol, however, when taken together paracetamol can increase the antidepressant effect of Floxiwave. 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 Floxiwave with birth control pills?

Floxiwave 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. Is Floxiwave addictive?

Floxiwave 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 Floxiwave safe in pregnancy?

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

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