Fluoxet 20mg Capsule

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Composition for Fluoxet 20mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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₹2.92/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Fluoxet Capsule

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Uses of Fluoxet Capsule

Fluoxet 20mg Capsule is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Side effects of Fluoxet Capsule

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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How to use Fluoxet 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fluoxet 20mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Fluoxet Capsule works

Fluoxet 20mg 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 Fluoxet Capsule

Expert advice for Fluoxet Capsule

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Fluoxet to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Fluoxet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Fluoxet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Fluoxet is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Fluoxet 20mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Fluoxet 20mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fluoxet 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Fluoxet 20mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Fluoxet 20mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Fluoxet 20mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluoxet 20mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Fluoxet 20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluoxet 20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, Paliris 3mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Fluoxet 20mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Fluoxetine

Fluoxet 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.
Fluoxet 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).
Somnolence (sleepiness) is a common side effect associated with the use of Fluoxet. However, Fluoxet 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 Fluoxet.
Fluoxet has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking Fluoxet.
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.
Fluoxet 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).
Fluoxet 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.
Fluoxet 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 Fluoxet.
Fluoxet can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of Fluoxet. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking it as the dose may need to be changed.
Yes, like any other medicine Fluoxet has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Fluoxet 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.
Fluoxet has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking Fluoxet.
Fluoxet works if taken for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Headache is a very common side effect of Fluoxet. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive headache while taking Fluoxet.
Nausea is a very common side effect of Fluoxet. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Fluoxet.
You should take Fluoxet only for the duration as advised by your doctor. Also, you should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should take Fluoxet only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Fluoxet 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.
Fluoxet 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.
Fluoxet. 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.
Fluoxet is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Fluoxet 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.
There have been some reports showing an increased risk of birth defects affecting the heart in babies when the mother took Fluoxet 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 Fluoxet during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Fluoxet is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.
Fluoxet is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
Fluoxet 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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