Flumeg 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Flumeg Tablet
Flumeg 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 Flumeg 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. Flumeg 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Flumeg Tablet works
Flumeg 20 mg 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.
Flumeg Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flumeg 20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flumeg 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flumeg 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • Flumeg 20 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • 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 Flumeg 20 mg 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 Flumeg 20 mg Tablet is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Flumeg

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sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
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FAQs

Q. Is Flumeg a selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitor (SSRI)?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs)?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg cause sleepiness?
Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect associated with the use of Flumeg. However, Flumeg 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 Flumeg.
Q. Does Flumeg cause constipation?
Flumeg has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking Flumeg.
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 Flumeg a placebo?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg a stimulant?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg cause weight gain?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg.
Q. Does Flumeg make you tired?
Flumeg can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of Flumeg. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking it as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does Flumeg expire?
Yes, like any other medicine Flumeg has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Flumeg help in anxiety?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg cause acne?
Flumeg has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking Flumeg.
Q. Does Flumeg work?
Flumeg works if taken for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Flumeg cause a headache?
Headache is a very common side effect of Flumeg. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive headache while taking Flumeg.
Q. Does Flumeg cause nausea?
Nausea is a very common side effect of Flumeg. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Flumeg.
Q. Can I take Flumeg for life?
You should take Flumeg 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 Flumeg for?
You should take Flumeg only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can I take Flumeg for hot flushes?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg with birth control?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg with phentermine?
Flumeg. 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 Flumeg safe?
Flumeg is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Flumeg addictive?
Flumeg 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 Flumeg safe in pregnancy?
There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Flumeg 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 Flumeg 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 Flumeg a controlled substance?
Flumeg is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.
Q. Is Flumeg a narcotic?
Flumeg is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
Q. Is Flumeg a benzodiazepine?
Flumeg 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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