Flunam

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Flunam Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Flunam are Rash, Panic attacks, Low sexual desire, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), 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 Flunam Products work

Fluoxetine 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.

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Expert advice for Flunam Products

  • 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.
  • Do not take Flunam if you are taking MAO inhibitors.
  • 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 Flunam 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 Flunam is very less.
  • 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 the medication suddenly without doctor consultation as that may lead to agitation, anxiety, and dysphoria.

Patient Concerns about Flunam Products

Frequently asked questions about Flunam Products

Frequently asked questions about Fluoxetine

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