Fluoxetine 20 Mg Capsule - Fluoxetine 20 Mg Capsule

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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.

Fluoxetine Capsule Benefits & Uses

Fluoxetine Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Fluoxetine 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

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

  • 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.

  • What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Kidneys?

    Fluoxetine rarely affects the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Liver?

    Side effects of Fluoxetine rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Fluoxetine Capsule on the Heart?

    Fluoxetine has very mild side effects on the heart.


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 -




    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 Capsule is not addictive in nature.

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

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

    • Is it safe?

      Yes, Fluoxetine Capsule 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, Fluoxetine Capsule is useful in treating mental disorders.


    Fluoxetine Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Fluoxetine Capsule

      It is safe to take Fluoxetine Capsule with food.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Fluoxetine Capsule

      Consuming Fluoxetine Capsule with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.


    Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxetine Capsule

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Fluoxetine used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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 about 5 years ago

    Is Fluoxetine associated with weight loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Fluoxetine can cause weight loss. It is a common side effect of this drug. Few people may experience this effect after consuming this drug. People should monitor their weight, eat healthily and include at least 30 mins of exercising in a day. In spite of all efforts if you experience weight loss then discuss with your doctor. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I take Fluoxetine?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Fluoxetine 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 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Fluoxetine on my own?

    Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that you discontinue taking Fluoxetine 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 5 years ago

    What is Fluoxetine?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Fluoxetine 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. Fluoxetine 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.

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    This medicine data has been created by -

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