Medicine Overview of Fostera Tablet
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bipolar depression. It refers to the "lows," or depressive phase, of bipolar disorder.
Side Effects of Fostera are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dizziness, Muscle rigidity, Restlessness, Tremor, Delayed ejaculation, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Low sexual desire.
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. Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Fluoxetine and Olanzapine. They work by increasing the activity of certain chemicals called serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the brain. These chemicals help relieve the symptoms of bipolar depression.
In Depth Information on Fostera Tablet
- You have been prescribed Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet for the treatment of bipolar disorder with depression.
- Take it in the evening as it can make you feel sleepy.
- It may take 4 to 6 weeks to experience the full benefits of the medication.
- Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
It may cause increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat). Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
- Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
Fostera Tablet related warnings
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet 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.
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fostera 20 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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