Flutee 40 Capsule

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Flutee 40 Capsule Information

Flutee 40 Capsule is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. Secondary and off-label uses of Flutee 40 Capsule have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Flutee 40 Capsule 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.

While these are the most often observed Flutee 40 Capsule side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Flutee 40 Capsule go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Flutee 40 Capsule has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Flutee 40 Capsule related warnings talks about Flutee 40 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Flutee 40 Capsule contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Flutee 40 Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Flutee 40 Capsule, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Flutee 40 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Flutee 40 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Flutee 40 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

Flutee 40 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Flutee 40 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Flutee 40 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Flutee may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Flutee should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Flutee 40 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Flutee rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Flutee 40 Capsule on the Liver?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Flutee 40 Capsule on the Heart?


    Flutee has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Flutee 40 Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Flutee 40 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Flutee 40 Capsule

  • Is this Flutee 40 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Flutee 40 Capsule is addictive.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Flutee 40 Capsule as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Flutee 40 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, in many cases, taking Flutee 40 Capsule can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Flutee 40 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Flutee 40 Capsule


    Taking Flutee 40 Capsule with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Flutee 40 Capsule


    Taking Flutee 40 Capsule with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Flutee 40 Capsule

Question about 5 years ago

Can Flutee be taken at night?

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

No, it is not recommended that Flutee 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. 

Question over 5 years ago

How does Flutee work?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Flutee 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 almost 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Flutee on my own?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

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

Is Flutee habit forming?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Flutee is non-habit forming and non-addictive when taken as prescribed by the doctor. However, since it lessens the depression, a user may feel good about himself and then he might take more doses and take doses more frequently to enhance that feeling of well-being. Gradually, this might lead to dependence. Therefore, it is imperative that one takes Flutee strictly under the recommendations of a doctor.  

Question about 5 years ago

Is Flutee used for the treatment of anxiety?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Flutee 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.



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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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