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Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine Capsule Information

Fluoxetine Capsule Benefits & Uses

Fluoxetine Capsule is used to treat the following -

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.

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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 -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Colitis
  8. Akathisia
  9. Tremor
  10. Dry Mouth Mild
  11. Flushing
  12. Flatulence Mild
  13. Drowsiness
  14. Anxiety Mild
  15. Rash

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 -

    1. Suicidal Tendency
    2. Bipolar Disorder
    3. Liver Disease
    4. Heart Disease
    5. Calcium Deficiency
    6. Potassium Deficiency
    7. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Fluoxetine Capsule

    Is this Fluoxetine Capsule habit forming or addictive?

    Fluoxetine is not addictive in nature.

    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.

    हाँ

    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 से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

    सवाल about 1 year पहले

    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. 

    सवाल about 1 year पहले

    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.

    सवाल over 1 year पहले

    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.

    सवाल about 1 year पहले

    Can Fluoxetine be taken at night?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    No, it is not recommended that Fluoxetine should be taken at night as it disturbs sleep in the early phase of the treatment. Thus, it is mostly recommended to take it in the morning or noon. 

    सवाल 12 months पहले

    Can Fluoxetine affect one's sex life?

    Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS, Diabetology

    Yes, Fluoxetine 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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    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 458,461
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