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FLUNAM 20MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR FLUNAM

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Flunam 20mg capsule at a fixed time.
Flunam 20mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Flunam 20mg 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.

SALT INFORMATION FOR FLUNAM

Fluoxetine(20 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Flunam 20mg capsule works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Insomnia, Decreased libido, Ejaculation disorder, Sleepiness, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Loss of libido, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice FOR FLUNAM

  • 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 FLUNAM

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

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. How long can I take fluoxetine?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)