Prodep 40 Capsule

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Prodep 40 Capsule Information

Prodep 40 Capsule is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Prodep 40 Capsule have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Prodep 40 Capsule depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Prodep 40 Capsule side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Prodep 40 Capsule 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 40 Capsule is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Prodep 40 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Prodep 40 Capsule related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Prodep 40 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Prodep 40 Capsule with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Prodep 40 Capsule is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Prodep 40 Capsule Benefits & Uses

Prodep 40 Capsule is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Prodep 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

Prodep 40 Capsule Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Prodep 40 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 40 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 40 Capsule on the Kidneys?


    Prodep rarely harms the kidneys.

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


    Prodep has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Prodep 40 Capsule Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Prodep 40 Capsule

  • Is this Prodep 40 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Prodep 40 Capsule.

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


    After taking Prodep 40 Capsule, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Prodep 40 Capsule can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Prodep 40 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 40 Capsule can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Prodep 40 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Prodep 40 Capsule


    Taking Prodep 40 Capsule with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Prodep 40 Capsule


    Consuming Prodep 40 Capsule with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Prodep 40 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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