Flumod 20 Capsule

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Flumod 20 Capsule Information

Flumod 20 Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Flumod 20 Capsule has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Flumod 20 Capsule. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Flumod 20 Capsule have been listed ahead. These side effects of Flumod 20 Capsule are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Flumod 20 Capsule is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Flumod 20 Capsule related warnings talks about Flumod 20 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other contraindications of Flumod 20 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Flumod 20 Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Flumod 20 Capsule is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Flumod 20 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Flumod 20 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Flumod 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
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


Flumod 20 Capsule Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Flumod 20 Capsule is used -

Moderate

Mild

Flumod 20 Capsule Related Warnings

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


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Flumod 20 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Flumod. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Flumod 20 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Flumod may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Flumod 20 Capsule on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Flumod on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Flumod 20 Capsule on the Heart?


    Side effects of Flumod rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Flumod 20 Capsule with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Flumod 20 Capsule Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Flumod 20 Capsule

    • Is this Flumod 20 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      Flumod 20 Capsule does not cause addiction.

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


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Flumod 20 Capsule can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Flumod 20 Capsule only on doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, taking Flumod 20 Capsule can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Flumod 20 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Flumod 20 Capsule


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

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Flumod 20 Capsule


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Flumod 20 Capsule as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Flumod 20 Capsule

    Question about 4 years ago

    How does Flumod work?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Flumod is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It selectively inhibits the reuptake of serotonin which increases the concentration of serotonin in the central nervous system (CNS) that helps maintain mental balance. This results in many functional changes and alleviation of depression.

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Flumod?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Flumod is the brand name for fluoxetine. It belongs to a class of drug known as an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). It is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, and suspension. Flumod is used for the management of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (recurring disturbing thoughts with a compulsion to repeat some act), panic disorder (sudden bouts of extreme fear), and premenstrual dysphoric syndrome (irritability, mood swings, bloating and breast tenderness before a menstrual cycle. It is also used to treat depression in people who do not respond to other antidepressant medications such as olanzapine. In addition, it is used to treat depression in people who also show symptoms of bipolar disorder (a manic-depressive disorder in which there are bouts of depression, mania, and abnormal mood) with olanzapine.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can I discontinue Flumod on my own?

    Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that you discontinue taking Flumod 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 3 years ago

    Can Flumod make you tired?

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

    Yes, Flumod 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.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Flumod affect one's sex life?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Yes, Flumod 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



    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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