Flutop

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Flutop Information

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

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Flutop. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Flutop side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Flutop normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Flutop is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Flutop's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Flutop related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Flutop are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

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



Flutop Benefits & Uses

Flutop is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Flutop 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


Flutop Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Flutop Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Flutop safe for pregnant women?


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

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Flutop safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Flutop may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Flutop may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

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


    Flutop has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Flutop with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Flutop Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Flutop

    • Is this Flutop habit forming or addictive?


      Flutop is not addictive in nature.

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


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Flutop. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Flutop only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Flutop can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Flutop Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Flutop


      Taking Flutop with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Flutop


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

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Flutop

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Flutop used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Flutop 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 4 years ago

    What is Flutop?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Flutop 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. Flutop 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 over 3 years ago

    Is Flutop associated with weight loss?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Flutop 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 almost 4 years ago

    Is it safe to take Flutop?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Flutop 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 almost 4 years ago

    Is Flutop habit forming?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    No, Flutop 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 Flutop strictly under the recommendations of a doctor.  



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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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