Fluoxetine 20 Mg Capsule

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Contains / Salt: Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine 20 Mg Capsule

Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi

Contains / Salt: Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine Capsule Information

Fluoxetine Capsule is a prescription medicine. Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Fluoxetine Capsule have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Fluoxetine Capsule. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Fluoxetine Capsule side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Fluoxetine Capsule 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.

Fluoxetine Capsule's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Fluoxetine Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Fluoxetine Capsule contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Fluoxetine Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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

  1. Fluoxetine Capsule Benefits & Uses
  2. Fluoxetine Capsule Dosage & How to Take
  3. Fluoxetine Capsule Side Effects
  4. Fluoxetine Capsule Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Fluoxetine Capsule with Other Drugs
  6. Fluoxetine Capsule Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxetine Capsule
  8. Fluoxetine Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Fluoxetine Capsule Benefits & Uses

Fluoxetine Capsule is used to treat the following -

  1. Depression Primary
  2. Anxiety
  3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Primary
  4. Panic Attack and Disorder
  5. Bulimia Nervosa Primary
  6. Stress
  7. Bipolar Disorder
  8. Mania
  9. PMS
  10. Binge Eating Disorder

Fluoxetine Capsule Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Fluoxetine Capsule

Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine Capsule Side Effects

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

Fluoxetine Capsule Related Warnings

Is the use of Fluoxetine Capsule safe for pregnant women?

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

Moderate

Is the use of Fluoxetine Capsule safe during breastfeeding?

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

Severe

What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Fluoxetine on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Liver?

Fluoxetine has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Heart?

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

Mild

Severe Interaction of Fluoxetine Capsule with Other Drugs

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

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Fluoxetine Capsule Contraindications

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

    Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxetine Capsule

    Is this Fluoxetine Capsule habit forming or addictive?

    Fluoxetine is not addictive in nature.

    No

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

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

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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 Fluoxetine works for mental disorders.

    Yes

    Fluoxetine Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Fluoxetine Capsule

    Taking Fluoxetine with food is safe.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Fluoxetine Capsule

    Taking alcohol with Fluoxetine can be dangerous.

    Severe

    Fluoxetine Capsule FAQs

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Can Fluoxetine make you tired?

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

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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 about 2 years ago

    Is it safe to take Fluoxetine?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Fluoxetine 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 1 year ago

    Can Fluoxetine be given with modafinil?

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

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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 1 year ago

    Does Fluoxetine cause negative thinking?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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 almost 2 years ago

    Is Fluoxetine a controlled substance?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    No, Fluoxetine 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.  

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    Fluoxetine Capsule Price and Pack Size

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