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Flunil Suspension


Overview

Introduction of Flunil Suspension

Flunil Suspension is an antidepressant medicine. Flunil Suspension is used to treat a variety of mental health conditions such as depression,obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, premenstrual dysphoria (emotional and physical problems before menses), anxiety, and panic disorders. It may be better for older people as it does not affect the heart. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly.

Flunil Suspension side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Panic attacks
  • Low sexual desire
  • Sleepiness
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Tremor
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Influenza like syndrome
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sweating
  • Yawning

How to use Flunil Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Flunil Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flunil Suspension works

Flunil Suspension 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.

Flunil Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Flunil Suspension may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flunil Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Flunil Suspension is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Flunil Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Flunil Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flunil Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flunil Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flunil Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Flunil Suspension 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 Flunil Suspension is very less.
  • Do not take Flunil Suspension if you are taking MAO inhibitors.
  • This medicine is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
     
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without doctor consultation as that may lead to agitation, anxiety, and dysphoria.
     

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Flunil

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I have compulsive thoughts and cleanliness phobia also I take 1hr 10 min while bathing. Please suggest way to improve.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two.
social phobia,,,social anxiety disorder,,,obsessive-compulsive disorder,,lack of self-confidence,self-esteem,,,no interest in social world.why not delivery in bathinda-151001? and m an unemployed, my parents don't give money easily for medicine,they think m just completely normal and say to me to not take medicine.m patient of social anxiety disorder,social phobia,obsessive-compulsive disorder. i take clonazepam .25, ession 150,betacap tr 40, tynept od 12.5, frext 50 is there any facility of free drugs under any private or government scheme thus i can live my life in a better way :(
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Well, PATIENT can understand the problems you are facingThere is no hospital in India that delivers medicationsThere are few online portals that provide medicationsI am not sure if there is a government hospital nearby that provides free medicationsBut you can make a visit to Ranchi and we can work in adjusting your medications that would be convenient to you
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FAQs

Q. Is Flunil a selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitor (SSRI)?

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. Is Flunil a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs)?

Flunil 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 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 constipation?

Flunil has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking Flunil.

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 Flunil a placebo?

Flunil 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 Flunil a stimulant?

Flunil 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 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 expire?

Yes, like any other medicine Flunil has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

Q. Does Flunil help in anxiety?

Flunil 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 Flunil cause acne?

Flunil has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking Flunil.

Q. Does Flunil work?

Flunil works if taken for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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. Can I take Flunil for life?

You should take Flunil 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 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 for hot flushes?

Flunil 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 Flunil with birth control?

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. 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 Flunil with phentermine?

Flunil. 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 Flunil safe?

Flunil is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

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.

Q. Is Flunil a controlled substance?

Flunil is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.

Q. Is Flunil a narcotic?

Flunil is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.

Q. Is Flunil a benzodiazepine?

Flunil 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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