Floatin

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Floatin 60 Tablet 10 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 79
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Floatin Information

Floatin is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Floatin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Floatin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Floatin as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Floatin normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Floatin's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Floatin related warnings talks about Floatin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Floatin contraindications section.

Besides this, Floatin may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

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



Floatin Benefits & Uses

Floatin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Floatin 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


Floatin Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Floatin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Floatin safe for pregnant women?


    Floatin can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Floatin, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Floatin safe during breastfeeding?


    Floatin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

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


    Floatin has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Floatin has very mild side effects on the liver.

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


    Floatin is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Floatin with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Floatin Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Floatin

    • Is this Floatin habit forming or addictive?


      Floatin does not cause addiction.

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


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

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Floatin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      Yes, this Floatin works for mental disorders.

      Yes

    Floatin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Floatin


      Taking Floatin with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Floatin


      Taking Floatin with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Floatin

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Floatin a controlled substance?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Floatin is not a controlled substance. It is a prescription drug belongs to the class of medications called antidepressant. A controlled drug is one whose manufacture, use and possession are regulated by the government, eg narcotics. Narcotics are the natural products like opium and its derivatives, heroin, coca leaf and cannabis, synthetic drugs like pethidine and methadone, codeine, morphine. These are also prescription drugs and must be taken cautiously as these can cause an addiction.  

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Floatin affect one's sex life?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Yes, Floatin may affect one's sex life by decreasing one's libido. However, if you experience sex life is affected after medicine then inform your doctor immediately they might change your medication or altered the dose.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Is Floatin associated with weight loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Floatin can cause weight loss. It is a common side effect of this drug. Few people may experience this effect after consuming this drug. People should monitor their weight, eat healthily and include at least 30 mins of exercising in a day. In spite of all efforts if you experience weight loss then discuss with your doctor. 

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Floatin used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Floatin is used for the treatment of anxiety by decreasing the activity in the brain this causes calming of the brain which provides relief to the patient from anxiety.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Floatin make you tired?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Yes, Floatin causes tiredness but this occurs only in a few cases. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you experience tiredness after taking this drug, then try to take some rest even after that if you feel excessive tiredness then do discuss it with your doctor.



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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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