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Nuzac 20mg Capsule

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Composition for Nuzac 20mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Nuzac 20mg Capsule

Depression, Anxiety disorder, Phobia
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Medicine Overview of Nuzac Capsule

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Uses of Nuzac Capsule

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

Common

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

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

How Nuzac Capsule works

Nuzac 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 Nuzac Capsule

Expert advice for Nuzac Capsule

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Nuzac 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 Nuzac, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Nuzac, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Nuzac is very less.
  • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.
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Nuzac Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Nuzac Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Nuzac 20mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nuzac 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Nuzac 20mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Nuzac 20mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Nuzac 20mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nuzac 20mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nuzac 20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nuzac 20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Nuzac Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Fluoxetine

Nuzac 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.
Nuzac 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 Nuzac. However, Nuzac 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 Nuzac.
Nuzac has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation while taking Nuzac.
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.
Nuzac 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).
Nuzac 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.
Nuzac 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 Nuzac.
Nuzac can make you feel tired. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a very common side effect of Nuzac. 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 Nuzac has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Nuzac 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.
Nuzac has not been reported to cause acne. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne while taking Nuzac.
Nuzac 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 Nuzac. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive headache while taking Nuzac.
Nausea is a very common side effect of Nuzac. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Nuzac.
You should take Nuzac only for the duration as advised by your doctor. Also, you should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should take Nuzac only for the duration as advised by your doctor. You should not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Nuzac 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.
Nuzac 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.
Nuzac. 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.
Nuzac is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Nuzac 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 Nuzac 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 Nuzac during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Nuzac is not a controlled substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.
Nuzac is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin re−uptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants.
Nuzac 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 Nuzac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Nuzac with Reboxetine
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Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
Nuzac with Moclobemide
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Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Nuzac with Terfenadine
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Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Nuzac with Tizanidine
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Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
Nuzac with Rasagiline
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Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Nuzac with Selegiline
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Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Nuzac with Sibutramine
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Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
Nuzac with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Nuzac with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Nuzac with Bupropion
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Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Nuzac with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Nuzac with Eletriptan
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Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Nuzac with Blonanserin
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Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Nuzac with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Nuzac with Oxazepam
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Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
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Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
Nuzac with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Nuzac with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Nuzac with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Nuzac with Pimozide
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Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Nuzac with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Nuzac with Celiprolol
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Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Nuzac with Paliperidone
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Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
Nuzac with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Nuzac with Pentazocine
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Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
Nuzac with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Nuzac with Penfluridol
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Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Nuzac with Iloperidone
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Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Nuzac with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Nuzac with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Nuzac with Galantamine
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Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Nuzac with Indinavir
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Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan

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