Lauxine

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Lauxine Information

Lauxine is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. The alternative uses of Lauxine have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Lauxine depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. 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 Lauxine side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lauxine go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

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

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Lauxine contraindications section.

Besides this, Lauxine may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lauxine is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lauxine Benefits & Uses

Lauxine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lauxine 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


Lauxine Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Lauxine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lauxine safe for pregnant women?


    Lauxine may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Lauxine, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Lauxine safe during breastfeeding?


    Lauxine should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

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


    Lauxine may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


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

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


    Lauxine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lauxine with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Amiodarone

    Moderate



    Lauxine Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Lauxine

    • Is this Lauxine habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Lauxine.

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


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Lauxine can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Lauxine should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, this Lauxine works for mental disorders.

      Yes

    Lauxine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Lauxine


      Taking Lauxine with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Lauxine


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lauxine as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Lauxine

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Lauxine cause negative thinking?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    Yes, Lauxine 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 about 4 years ago

    What is Lauxine?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Lauxine 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. Lauxine 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 almost 4 years ago

    Is it safe to take Lauxine?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Lauxine 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 about 4 years ago

    How does Lauxine work?

    Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Lauxine 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 over 3 years ago

    Can Lauxine affect one's sex life?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Yes, Lauxine 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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    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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