Fludac 20 Capsule

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Fludac 20 Capsule Information

Fludac 20 Capsule is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Fludac 20 Capsule also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Fludac 20 Capsule depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Fludac 20 Capsule as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Fludac 20 Capsule normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Fludac 20 Capsule has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Fludac 20 Capsule has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Fludac 20 Capsule related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Fludac 20 Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Fludac 20 Capsule may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Fludac 20 Capsule, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.

Fludac 20 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Fludac 20 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Fludac 20 Capsule 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

Fludac 20 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Fludac 20 Capsule safe for pregnant women?

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

  • Is the use of Fludac 20 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?

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

  • What is the effect of Fludac 20 Capsule on the Kidneys?

    Fludac rarely affects the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Fludac 20 Capsule on the Liver?

    Fludac is rarely harmful for the liver.

  • What is the effect of Fludac 20 Capsule on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Fludac 20 Capsule with Other Drugs

Fludac 20 Capsule should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -




    Fludac 20 Capsule Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fludac 20 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    Frequently asked Questions about Fludac 20 Capsule

    • Is this Fludac 20 Capsule habit forming or addictive?

      Forming a habit of Fludac 20 Capsule has not been reported.

    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      After taking Fludac 20 Capsule you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    • Is it safe?

      Fludac 20 Capsule 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, taking Fludac 20 Capsule can treat mental disorders.


    Fludac 20 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Fludac 20 Capsule

      Taking Fludac 20 Capsule with food does not harm your health.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Fludac 20 Capsule

      Taking alcohol with Fludac 20 Capsule can be dangerous.


    Frequently asked Questions about Fludac 20 Capsule

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Fludac on my own?

    Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that you discontinue taking Fludac on your own as this may cause certain withdrawal symptoms like agitation, irritation, mood changes, and difficulty falling or staying asleep. It is, therefore, suggested that you follow the instructions of your doctor completely and remain compliant to the treatment plan.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Fludac cause negative thinking?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    Yes, Fludac may cause distorted or negative thinking. One may develop feelings of self-harm. However, one can conquer such thought processes easily by concentrating on positive things in life, taking one day at a time and living each moment, practicing empathy and gratitude, finding meaning in helping others, learning new life skills, practicing yoga and meditation to achieve a sense of calm and so on.  

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Fludac habit forming?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Is it safe to take Fludac?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Fludac 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 over 4 years ago

    Can Fludac affect one's sex life?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Yes, Fludac 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.

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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


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