Floxin

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Floxin Information

Floxin is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Secondary and off-label uses of Floxin have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Floxin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Floxin have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Floxin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Floxin's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. In addition, Floxin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Floxin related warnings section.

The section on Floxin contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Floxin have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Floxin is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Floxin Benefits & Uses

Floxin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Floxin 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


Floxin Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Floxin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Floxin safe for pregnant women?


    Floxin may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Floxin again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Floxin safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Floxin. It should only be taken after medical advice.

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


    Floxin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Floxin has very mild side effects on the liver.

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


    Very few cases of side effects of Floxin on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Floxin with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Floxin Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Floxin

    • Is this Floxin habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Floxin.

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


      After taking Floxin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Floxin should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Floxin has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Floxin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Floxin


      It is safe to take Floxin with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Floxin


      Taking alcohol with Floxin can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Floxin

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Floxin used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Floxin 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 almost 4 years ago

    How to take Floxin?

    Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Floxin 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 Floxin at the same time every day so that you do not forget to take the dose. Floxin may take 4 to 5 weeks to exert its complete effect and it is thus, important to be patient and keep taking Floxin.

    Question over 3 years ago

    How long can I take Floxin?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Floxin 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. 

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Floxin habit forming?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    No, Floxin 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 Floxin strictly under the recommendations of a doctor.  

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Floxin be taken at night?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that Floxin should be taken at night as it disturbs sleep in the early phase of the treatment. Thus, it is mostly recommended to take it in the morning or noon. 



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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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