Fludac Capsule

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Introduction

Fludac 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.

Fludac 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 Fludac 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.

Uses of Fludac Capsule

Benefits of Fludac Capsule

In Depression

Fludac Capsule works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Panic disorder

Fludac Capsule can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.

In Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Fludac Capsule helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop. Additionally, exercising and eating a healthy diet can also help improve your mood.

Side effects of Fludac Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fludac

  • 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 Fludac Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Fludac Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fludac Capsule works

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

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Quick Tips

  • Take Fludac 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 Fludac 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 Fludac Capsule is very less.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without doctor consultation as that may lead to agitation, anxiety, and dysphoria.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Trifluoromethylbenzenes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Selective Seretonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Sir Mujhe fludac 20mg chodne ke tips Bataye
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. Treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder , psychotic disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and OCD usually lasts for much longer.To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions. Since fluoxetine has a long half life, it can be stopped immediately.
I have Obsessive compulsive Disorder. Prescribe the medication.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
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FAQs

Q. What is Fludac Capsule? What is it used for?

Fludac Capsule is an antidepressant drug and belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In adults, this medicine is used to treat major depressive episodes, eating disorders (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.

Q. Does Fludac Capsule cause sleepiness?

Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect of Fludac Capsule. However, Fludac Capsule can also cause other sleep problems like insomnia (inability to sleep) and abnormal dreams. You must talk to your doctor if you experience sleep problems while taking Fludac Capsule.

Q. Does Fludac Capsule cause weight gain?

Fludac Capsule 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 Fludac Capsule.

Q. Does Fludac Capsule make you tired?

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

Q. Does Fludac Capsule cause nausea?

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

Q. How long can I take Fludac Capsule for?

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

Q. Can I take Fludac Capsule with paracetamol?

Fludac Capsule can be taken with paracetamol. However, when taken together paracetamol can increase the antidepressant effect of Fludac Capsule. 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 Fludac Capsule with birth control pills?

Fludac Capsule 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 Fludac Capsule addictive?

No, Fludac Capsule 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 Fludac Capsule safe in pregnancy?

There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Fludac Capsule 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 newborn (PPHN). In this condition, the baby breathes faster and appears bluish. These symptoms usually begin during the first 24 hours after the baby is born. So, it is advisable not to use Fludac Capsule during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

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