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FLUDAC 20 MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR FLUDAC

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fludac 20 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Fludac 20 mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Fludac 20 mg capsule 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FLUDAC

    Fluoxetine(20 mg)

    Uses

    Fludac 20 mg capsule is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia

    How it works

    Fludac 20 mg capsule increases the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain that helps in regulating the mood.

    Common side effects

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR FLUDAC 20 MG CAPSULE

    Patients taking FLUDAC 20 MG CAPSULE

    • 75%
      Once A Day
    • 11%
      Twice A Week
    • 9%
      Twice A Day
    • 3%
      Thrice A Day
    • 1%
      Thrice A week
    • 1%
      Alternate Day

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    Expert advice FOR FLUDAC

    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Fluoxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Fluoxetine.
    • The most common side effect seen with Fluoxetine is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
    • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
    • You may have to take Fluoxetine at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
       
    • Fluoxetine should be taken preferably during the day to keep the mood alleviated during the day.
    • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR FLUDAC

    Fluoxetine

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine addictive?
    No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a mono amine oxidase inhibitor?
    No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a narcotic/controlled substance?
    No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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    Q.

    Is fluoxetine safe?
    Fluoxetine is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q.

    Does fluoxetine cause headache/constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue?
    Headache is a side effect with the use of fluoxetine however constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

    Q.

    Can I take fluoxetine for anxiety?
    No, it is used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa and panic disorder

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a placebo?
    No, it is an active drug belonging to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a stimulant?
    No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants

    Q.

    Can I take fluoxetine with diazepam/phentermine/naproxem/ amitriptyline/ paracetamol/Nyquil/tramadol/ ibuprofen/ citalopram?
    With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, phentermine, naproxen, paracetamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and citalopram. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

    Q.

    Does fluoxetine cause anxiety?
    Anxiety is a common side effect of fluoxetine. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive anxiety while taking fluoxetine.

    Q.

    Can I take fluoxetine for life?
    You should take fluoxetine only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take fluoxetine for anxiety?
    Fluoxetine is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, it helps in depression associated with or without anxiety. Consult a doctor if you think you are suffering from anxiety for the right treatment of the same.

    Q.

    How long can I take fluoxetine for?
    You should take fluoxetine only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take fluoxetine for hot flushes?
    Fluoxetine 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 inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants.

    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 when taken together. 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 fluoxetine with birth control?
    Fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine with phentermine?
    Fluoxetine, when given with phentermine, may increase the effects of phentermine like nervousness, anxiety, restlessness. There could 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 fluoxetine safe?
    Fluoxetine is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.


    Q.

    Is fluoxetine addictive?
    Fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine safe in pregnancy?
    There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine a selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitor (SSRI)?
    Fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine a controlled substance?
    Fluoxetine is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a narcotic?
    Fluoxetine is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants.

    Q.

    Is fluoxetine a benzodiazepine?
    Fluoxetine is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FLUDAC 20 MG CAPSULE

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)