Fluoxet

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Fluoxet Information

Fluoxet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet, Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Other than this, Fluoxet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Fluoxet 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.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Fluoxet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Fluoxet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

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

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

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

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



Fluoxet Benefits & Uses

Fluoxet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Fluoxet 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


Fluoxet Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Fluoxet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Fluoxet safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Fluoxet safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Fluoxet has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Fluoxet is rarely harmful for the liver.

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


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

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Fluoxet with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Fluoxet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxet

    • Is this Fluoxet habit forming or addictive?


      Fluoxet 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 Fluoxet can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Fluoxet 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, this Fluoxet works for mental disorders.

      Yes

    Fluoxet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Fluoxet


      It is safe to take Fluoxet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Fluoxet


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

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxet

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Fluoxet?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Fluoxet 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. Fluoxet 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 almost 4 years ago

    Is Fluoxet a controlled substance?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Fluoxet 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 almost 4 years ago

    How to take Fluoxet?

    Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Fluoxet be given with modafinil?

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

    Yes, Fluoxet 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 over 3 years ago

    Can I discontinue Fluoxet on my own?

    Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that you discontinue taking Fluoxet 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.



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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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