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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder, is a psychiatric condition marked by recurring periods of bingeing and purging. It is common in both males and females but occurs more often in teenage girls. The person may want to binge eat (eating aggressively large amounts of food in a short period of time) at any time, with a sense of loss of control over eating, followed by a sudden shamefulness; hence, the person can show compensatory behaviours of purging, such as self-induced vomiting, using weight loss medications, taking laxatives and diuretics, over-exercising, and fasting. Occasionally, the condition can also be life-threatening.

What are its signs and symptoms?

The important signs and symptoms include

  • Uncontrolled eating, not wishing to eat in public
  • Extremely critical about body shape and weight
  • Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
  • Frequent bathroom visits after a meal
  • Smell of vomiting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Use of laxative, diuretics, and weight loss pills
  • Fluctuations in weight, but the person usually maintains a normal weight. Often physicians and some persons assume that bulimia persons are underweight, and this can cause bulimia to go undetected or it can be missed for a longer period
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Scars or sores on the knuckles
  • Discolouration of teeth and damage to gums
  • Reluctance in food and strict dieting

What are its main causes?

The exact cause of bulimia remains unknown. Some contributing factors may be genetic, family history, concerns about body weight and body shape, low self-esteem, obsessive personality or perfectionist character, anxiety, and depression.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Based on the above signs and symptoms, the physician can diagnose bulimia by

  • Questioning eating habits, weight loss methods, and physical symptoms
  • Primary tests, including blood, urine, and electrocardiogram to assess the heart function
  • Diagnostic and statistical model-5 (DSM-5) tool to confirm the diagnosis

A team of professionals, including a psychiatrist, physician, and dietician, is required for the treatment of bulimia. Treatment may start with psychological counselling, but depending upon the severity of symptoms, medications, such as anti-depressants, can be prescribed. Fluoxetine is an antidepressant approved by the FDA. Other forms of treatment include psychotherapy with cognitive behavioural therapy, family-based treatment, interpersonal psychotherapy, nutrition education, and hospitalisation.

Eating regularly and not restricting the diet is important for overcoming bulimia. Some help groups are available, which can be joined as per the patient’s choice. Although the treatment takes time, bulimia can be completely cured.

  1. Medicines for Bulimia Nervosa
  2. Doctors for Bulimia Nervosa
Dr. Amar Golder

Dr. Amar Golder

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Dr. Arvind Gautam

Dr. Arvind Gautam

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Dr. Ramesh Ammati

Dr. Ramesh Ammati

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Medicines for Bulimia Nervosa

Medicines listed below are available for Bulimia Nervosa. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
AcodacAcodac 20 Mg Capsule36.0
DawnexDawnex 20 Mg Capsule39.0
FloatinFloatin 10 Mg Tablet30.0
FludacFludac 10 Mg Capsule37.0
FlumodFlumod 10 Mg Capsule26.0
FlumusaFlumusa 20 Mg Tablet39.0
FlunilFlunil 10 Mg Capsule29.0
FluteeFlutee 20 Mg Capsule39.0
ProdepProdep 10 Mg Capsule29.0
VetodepVetodep 20 Mg Capsule40.0
ArkadepArkadep 20 Mg Tablet24.0
BarozacBarozac 10 Mg Capsule28.0
CoolCool 20 Mg Capsule25.0
CozacCozac 20 Mg Capsule27.0
CyclotinCyclotin 10 Mg Tablet27.0
DedepDedep 20 Mg Tablet21.0
DepextineDepextine 20 Mg Capsule21.0
DepnilDepnil 25 Mg Tablet13.0
DimridDimrid 20 Mg Capsule20.0
ElemodElemod 20 Mg Capsule23.0
Estil (Synokem)Estil 20 Mg Tablet117.0
ExidepExidep 20 Mg Tablet54.0
ExitenExiten 20 Mg Tablet38.0
FadepFadep 20 Mg Capsule29.0
FastgenFastgen 20 Mg Tablet27.0
FlameFlame 20 Mg Tablet40.0
Zenith Flonol CapsulesZenith Flonol Capsules 20 mg25.0
FloodFlood 10 Mg Capsule24.0
Flox (Vgr)Flox 60 Mg Capsule35.0
Floxin (Dd Pharma)Floxin 20 Mg Tablet32.0
FloxinFloxin 40 Mg Tablet41.0
FloxiwaveFloxiwave 20 Mg Tablet36.0
Fludep (Cipla)Fludep 20 Mg Capsule35.0
Flugen (La Pharma)Flugen 20 Mg Capsule40.0
Flumusa ForteFlumusa Forte 0.25 Mg Tablet42.0
FlunamFlunam 20 Mg Capsule36.0
FlunatFlunat 10 Mg Capsule33.0
FluonFluon Cream36.0
Fluon (Parry)Fluon Lotion40.0
FluoxFluox 20 Mg Capsule6.0
FluoxetFluoxet 10 Mg Tablet18.0
FlutinFlutin 20 Mg Capsule36.0
FlutineFlutine 10 Mg Capsule36.0
FlutopFlutop 10 Mg Capsule32.0
Flux (Aarpik)Flux 20 Mg Capsule34.0
FluxaterFluxater 20 Mg Capsule25.0
FluzeFluze 20 Mg Capsule38.0
F TinF Tin 10 Mg Tablet29.0
HidacHidac 20 Mg Capsule139.0
InadayInaday 20 Mg Capsule36.0
LauxineLauxine 20 Mg Tablet29.0
LuxetLuxet 20 Mg Tablet30.0
MentolMentol 20 Mg Tablet45.0
NeurozacNeurozac 10 Mg Capsule21.0
NocNoc 10 Mg Capsule14.0
NodepNodep 20 Mg Capsule14.0
OxefilOxefil 20 Mg Capsule23.0
PersonaPersona Capsule10.0
SalidepSalidep 40 Mg Tablet47.0
SerraflamSerraflam 10 Mg Tablet57.0
S.R.B.S.R.B. 20 Mg Tablet30.0
TheoxetinTheoxetin 20 Mg Tablet38.0
TritinTritin 10 Mg Tablet18.0
ZedepZedep 20 Mg Capsule38.0
ZextoZexto 20 Mg Tablet32.0
Zotin (Prescription)Zotin Tablet47.0
DepcureDepcure 20 Mg Capsule29.0
DepzacDepzac 20 Mg Capsule28.0
EndepEndep 20 Mg Capsule1076.0
FaxtinFaxtin 20 Mg Capsule6.0
FlucerFlucer 20 Mg Tablet28.0
Flucon (Lincoln)Flucon 20 Mg Capsule25.0
FludawnFludawn 20 Mg Capsule39.0
FludenFluden Tablet39.0
FlumegFlumeg 20 Mg Tablet26.0
Fluoxetine 20 Mg CapsuleFluoxetine 20 Mg Capsule7.0
FluronFluron 20 Mg Tablet48.0
FluxozamFluxozam Tablet35.0
FluzinFluzin 20 Mg Capsule5.0
Fluz OdFluz Od Tablet4.0
FudisFudis 20 Mg Capsule8.0
GrilocGriloc 20 Mg Capsule29.0
NuzacNuzac 20 Mg Capsule20.0
Platin (Wockhardt)Platin 20 Mg Capsule52.0
Prodep LaProdep La 90 Mg Tablet59.0
PronilPronil 20 Mg Capsule4.0
SerodepSerodep 20 Mg Capsule21.0
TrizacTrizac 20 Mg Capsule68.0
AflusAflus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet27.66
Alzonex PlusAlzonex Plus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet45.0
ElefluEleflu 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet31.2
ElfluElflu 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet28.01
Exiten PlusExiten Plus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet50.8
F &Amp; AF &Amp; A 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet42.0
FluwelFluwel 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet57.27
TizadepTizadep 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet40.0
Zedep AZedep A 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet39.9
Zexto PlusZexto Plus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet35.23
Zomark FxZomark Fx 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet38.0
AnxifluAnxiflu 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet47.87
Cnl PlusCnl Plus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet42.5
Daycalm FDaycalm F 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet25.61
Faa PlusFaa Plus 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet68.57
Fax AFax A Tablet30.0
Floxin PlusFloxin Plus Tablet40.96
Flutax AlFlutax Al Tablet45.0
FluzolamFluzolam 0.25 Mg/20 Mg Tablet29.8
Relax FRelax F Tablet47.0
Restin FRestin F 0.25 Mg/10 Mg Tablet65.0
Concern FConcern F 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet50.0
Depten OzDepten Oz 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet39.87
Elanza PlusElanza Plus Tablet65.0
Kolzep PlusKolzep Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet48.0
Olaford PlusOlaford Plus 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet48.0
Olaped PlusOlaped Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet46.66
Olapin ForteOlapin Forte 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet82.4
Olapin PlusOlapin Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet61.0
Olaweb FlOlaweb Fl 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet39.03
Olet PlusOlet Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet70.4
Oline ForteOline Forte 10 Mg/20 Mg Tablet65.0
Oline PlusOline Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet47.62
Olitabs FOlitabs F 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet45.17
FosteraFostera 20 Mg/10 Mg Tablet82.0
Olanex FOlanex F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet89.2
Olanzotic ForteOlanzotic Forte 20 Mg/20 Mg Tablet62.5
Olanzotic PlusOlanzotic Plus 5 Mg/20 Mg Tablet40.21
Oleanz ForteOleanz Forte 20 Mg/10 Mg Tablet119.0
Oleanz PlusOleanz Plus 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet75.0
Olipar PlusOlipar Plus 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet75.0
Oltha PlusOltha Plus Tablet67.62

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