Prodep 20 Capsule

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    Prodep 20 Capsule Information

    Prodep 20 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. Prodep 20 Capsule also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Prodep 20 Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Prodep 20 Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Prodep 20 Capsule normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Prodep 20 Capsule is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Prodep 20 Capsule related warnings talks about Prodep 20 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Other contraindications of Prodep 20 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Prodep 20 Capsule may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Prodep 20 Capsule, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Prodep 20 Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Prodep 20 Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Prodep 20 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

    Prodep 20 Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Prodep 20 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


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

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Prodep 20 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Prodep. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Prodep 20 Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Prodep rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prodep 20 Capsule on the Liver?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prodep 20 Capsule on the Heart?


      Prodep has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Prodep 20 Capsule Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Prodep 20 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Prodep 20 Capsule

    • Is this Prodep 20 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Prodep 20 Capsule.

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


      After taking Prodep 20 Capsule, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Prodep 20 Capsule can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Prodep 20 Capsule should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      Yes, taking Prodep 20 Capsule can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Prodep 20 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Prodep 20 Capsule


      Taking Prodep 20 Capsule with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Prodep 20 Capsule


      Consuming Prodep 20 Capsule with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Prodep 20 Capsule

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Prodep make you tired?

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

    Yes, Prodep 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.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    How long can I take Prodep?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Prodep should be taken as long as it prescribed by your doctor. One must not take less or number of doses as that could cause detrimental effects on the health. One should follow the instructions of the doctor completely. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Prodep used for the treatment of anxiety?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Prodep 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 almost 5 years ago

    Can Prodep be taken at night?

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

    No, it is not recommended that Prodep 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 about 5 years ago

    Is it safe to take Prodep?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, it is safe to take Prodep 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. 



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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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