Prodep La

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    Prodep La Information

    Prodep La, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa. The alternative uses of Prodep La have also been explained below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Prodep La. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Prodep La side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Prodep La are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Prodep La is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Prodep La related warnings talks about Prodep La's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    The section on Prodep La contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Additionally, Prodep La may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Prodep La is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Prodep La Benefits & Uses

    Prodep La is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Prodep La 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


    Prodep La Side Effects

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

    Moderate

    Mild

    Prodep La Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Prodep La safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Prodep La. It is best to stop taking Prodep La immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Prodep La safe during breastfeeding?


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

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Prodep La on the Kidneys?


      Very few cases of side effects of Prodep La on kidney have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prodep La on the Liver?


      Prodep La is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prodep La on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Prodep La on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Prodep La with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
      Amiodarone

      Moderate



      Prodep La Contraindications

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



      Frequently asked Questions about Prodep La

      • Is this Prodep La habit forming or addictive?


        Prodep La does not cause addiction.

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


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

        Dangerous
      • Is it safe?


        Prodep La is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


        Yes, Prodep La is useful in treating mental disorders.

        Yes

      Prodep La Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      • Interaction between Food and Prodep La


        It is safe to take Prodep La with food.

        Safe
      • Interaction between Alcohol and Prodep La


        Taking alcohol with Prodep La can be dangerous.

        Severe


      Frequently asked Questions about Prodep La

      Question about 4 years ago

      How does Prodep La work?

      Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

      Prodep La 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 4 years ago

      Is Prodep La a controlled substance?

      Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

      No, Prodep La is not a controlled substance. It is a prescription drug belongs to the class of medications called antidepressant. A controlled drug is one whose manufacture, use and possession are regulated by the government, eg narcotics. Narcotics are the natural products like opium and its derivatives, heroin, coca leaf and cannabis, synthetic drugs like pethidine and methadone, codeine, morphine. These are also prescription drugs and must be taken cautiously as these can cause an addiction.  

      Question about 4 years ago

      What is Prodep La?

      Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

      Prodep La 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. Prodep La 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

      Can I discontinue Prodep La on my own?

      Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

      No, it is not recommended that you discontinue taking Prodep La 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 3 years ago

      Can Prodep La make you tired?

      Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

      Yes, Prodep La 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.



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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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