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Fluox 20 mg Capsule

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Composition for Fluox 20 mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Fluox 20 mg Capsule

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MRP
6.25
₹0.62/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Fluox Capsule

Fluox Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Fluox are Low sexual desire, Delayed ejaculation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Vomiting, Nausea, Erectile dysfunction, Stomach upset, Restlessness.

How to use Fluox Capsule

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. Fluox 20 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluox Capsule works

Fluox 20 mg 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 in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

In Depth Information on Fluox Capsule

Expert advice for Fluox Capsule

  • Fluox 20 mg Capsule 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 Fluox 20 mg Capsule 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 Fluox 20 mg Capsule is very less.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
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Fluox Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Fluox Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Fluox 20 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fluox 20 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Fluox 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Fluox 20 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Fluox 20 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluox 20 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluox 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluox 20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Fluox Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Fluoxetine

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Fluox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Fluox with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Fluox with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Obewin, Welose, Beslim, Reduce, Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese
Fluox with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin
Fluox with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
Fluox with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Fluox with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Fluox with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec, Tidired, Sirdalud, Tizalide
Fluox with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Fluox with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Fluox with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab
Fluox with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Fluox with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Fluox with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost
Fluox with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Fluox with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon
Fluox with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Fluox with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
Fluox with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Fluox with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Fluox with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Fluox with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Fluox with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Fluox with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Fluox with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Fluox with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Fluox with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Fluox with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Fluox with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Fluox with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Fluox with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupro, Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Cholipan, Xspas, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin
Fluox with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap

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