Arkadep

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  • Manufactured by: Rkg Pharma
  • Contains / Salt: Fluoxetine (20 mg)

Arkadep Information

Arkadep is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Arkadep also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Arkadep. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Arkadep can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Arkadep go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Arkadep's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. It is important to know if Arkadep has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Arkadep related warnings section.

The section on Arkadep contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Arkadep may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Arkadep, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Arkadep Benefits & Uses

Arkadep is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Arkadep Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: PMS
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given continuously or during the luteal phase only


Arkadep Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Arkadep is used -

Moderate

Mild

Arkadep Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Arkadep safe for pregnant women?


    Arkadep can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Arkadep right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Arkadep safe during breastfeeding?


    Arkadep should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Arkadep on the Kidneys?


    Arkadep may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Arkadep on the Liver?


    Side effects of Arkadep rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Arkadep on the Heart?


    Arkadep may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Arkadep with Other Drugs

Arkadep should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Arkadep Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Arkadep unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Arkadep

    • Is this Arkadep habit forming or addictive?


      Arkadep does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Arkadep, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Arkadep can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Arkadep is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, in many cases, taking Arkadep can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Arkadep Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Arkadep


      Taking Arkadep with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Arkadep


      Consumption of alcohol and Arkadep together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Arkadep

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Arkadep be given with modafinil?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, Arkadep can be given with modafinil. This is because people suffering from major depression also struggle with residual symptoms like persistent fatigue and excessive sleepiness. Modafinil helps overcome these residual symptoms and also improves the overall mood of a patient. Modafinil also helps people to improve their functionality at work. 

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is it safe to take Arkadep?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Arkadep as long as it is prescribed by your doctor. However, in some people, it may cause some side effects like difficulty in falling or staying asleep, anxiety, nervousness, dry mouth, uncontrolled shaking of a body part, difficulty in concentrating, and memory. If you suffer from any of these side effects, please talk to your doctor immediately. 

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Arkadep habit forming?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    No, Arkadep is non-habit forming and non-addictive when taken as prescribed by the doctor. However, since it lessens the depression, a user may feel good about himself and then he might take more doses and take doses more frequently to enhance that feeling of well-being. Gradually, this might lead to dependence. Therefore, it is imperative that one takes Arkadep strictly under the recommendations of a doctor.  

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Arkadep?

    Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Arkadep is available in the forms tablet, capsule, suspension, and syrup. It should be taken exactly as recommended by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food because food does not affect the absorption of the drug. It is important to take Arkadep at the same time every day so that you do not forget to take the dose. Arkadep may take 4 to 5 weeks to exert its complete effect and it is thus, important to be patient and keep taking Arkadep.

    Question over 3 years ago

    How long can I take Arkadep?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Arkadep should be taken as long as it prescribed by your doctor. One must not take less or number of doses as that could cause detrimental effects on the health. One should follow the instructions of the doctor completely. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 458,461

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 588-591



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