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Flunil 10 Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Flunil 10 Capsule is a prescription medicine which belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It is used in the treatment of depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Flunil 10 Capsule is also used to treat bulimia nervosa (characterized by binge eating followed by attempts to get rid of the food consumed). It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain.

It should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. 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. It may be increased gradually. If you have trouble sleeping it may be best to take this medicine in the morning. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so make your condition worse or you may suffer unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement after four weeks.

The most common side effects of this medicine include low sexual desire, sleepiness, ejaculation disorder, and nausea. Some people gain weight while being treated with it. Keep taking the medicine but talk to a doctor if these side effects bother you. There may be ways of preventing or reducing them. You should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, glaucoma, drug addiction or bipolar disorder. 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 Flunil Capsule

Common
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza like syndrome
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Yawning

How to use Flunil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flunil 10 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flunil Capsule works

Flunil 10 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 Flunil 10 Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flunil 10 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
Flunil 10 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
Flunil 10 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flunil 10 Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flunil 10 Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flunil 10 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flunil 10 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take Flunil 10 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 Flunil 10 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 Flunil 10 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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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

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

Flunil 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 Flunil cause sleepiness?

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

Q. Does Flunil cause weight gain?

Flunil 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 Flunil.

Q. Does Flunil make you tired?

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

Q. Does Flunil cause a headache?

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

Q. Does Flunil cause nausea?

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

Q. How long can I take Flunil for?

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

Q. Can I take Flunil with paracetamol?

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

Flunil 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 Flunil addictive?

Flunil 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 Flunil safe in pregnancy?

There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Flunil 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 Flunil 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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