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Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Consern Pharma P Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluoxetine, Olanzapine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, sudden panic attacks, bulimia (eating disorder) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (symptoms of tension, irritability and depression before menstruation). The medication can improve your sleep, mood, appetite as well as the energy level. It belongs to the drug group known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the serotonin amount in your body, which is a natural substance present in your brain that helps in maintaining mental balance.

Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is available in the form of a tablet, capsule, delayed-release capsule and a liquid solution, to be taken orally. It can be taken with food or without it. The dosage will depend on your present health condition and how your body reacts to the first dose. Your doctor may prescribe a low dose initially and then increase it gradually. It is advised not to stop the medication abruptly without consulting your doctor, as there is a possibility of experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, agitation or irritability. It may take 4-5 weeks and sometimes even longer for Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet to show its full effectiveness.

You can suffer from mild side effects like nervousness, nausea, dry mouth, weakness, drowsiness and decreased sexual performance while taking Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet. You can consult your doctor if they refuse to go away after some time. However, there can be some serious side effects too in some cases that require immediate medical attention:

Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet can make you feel drowsy or dizzy. It is advised not to drive or do any other activity that requires your complete concentration. In case you are an elderly patient, be careful when you are getting up from a sitting or sleeping position to avoid a sudden fall. Also, you must avoid alcohol while you are under this medication.

Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Bulimia which is an excessive eating disorder caused by genetic and psychological factors. Some of the symptoms include living in fear of gaining weight and eating continuously until it feels uncomfortable.
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression which is a serious mood disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors. Feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy are some the symptoms of depression.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder which is an anxiety disorder caused by genetic and environmental factors. Some of the symptoms include aggression, suffering from a fear of contamination, and getting an obsessive urge to clean.
Panic disorder
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is a condition in which women has irritability, tension, and depression before menstruation.
If you have a known allergy to Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet or any other medicines belongs to the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is not recommended in patients who have taken Monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days.
In addition to its intended effect, Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Skin rash Major Common
Restlessness Major Common
Fever or chills Major Less Common
Muscle or joint pain Major Less Common
Anxiety Major Rare
Increased sweating Major Rare
Dry mouth Major Rare
Decreased appetite Minor Common
Abnormal dreams Minor Less Common
Frequent urination Minor Less Common
Changes in vision Minor Less Common
Convulsions (seizures) Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 days.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Monitoring of undesired effects like colic, fussiness, and drowsiness is necessary.
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Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If its almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Depression Major
Use with caution the patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Discontinue the medicine and inform the doctor if these symptoms appear.
Glaucoma Moderate
Use with caution in the patients with angle-closure glaucoma or history of glaucoma due to the risk of increasing the intraocular pressure.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating heavy machinery.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Tramadol Major
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is not recommended with tramadol due to increase in the risk of seizures, confusion, and increased heartbeat. This interaction is more likely to occur in the elderly population with a history of seizures or alcohol withdrawal. Inform the doctor if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Diuretics Moderate
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet may cause low blood sodium levels and this risk may increase if taken with diuretics like furosemide. Frequent monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are necessary. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors Major
Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet is not recommended with monoamine oxidase inhibitors like selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine due to increase in the risk of side effects. There should be a minimum of 14 days time gap between these two medications. Inform the doctor if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
What are you using Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet for?
Depression
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Anxiety

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi Doc, my concern is to you that which exercise is good for a better sperm count. R" s.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi Doc, my concern is to you that which exercise is good for a better sperm count. R" s.
Take in plenty of mineral zinc. It's associated with increased semen volume, sperm count, and testosterone levels. Take in about 11mg daily, which you can get by eating walnuts, beans, oysters, beef, and chicken . Take in amino acids, as supplements or in food. homoepathic treatment increase sperm count and quality. .

I have very scary dreams daily why is it so I am very much concerned about this please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have very scary dreams daily why is it so I am very much concerned about this please help me.
Your dreams manifest that there is something that you are scared of. If it is daily, there is a repeated reminder for some action to be taken regarding your fear. Meet with a counselor and explore the problem of fear and it origins. Since it is manifesting in your dreams there is all likelihood that it is coming from your unconscious mind and this normally harbors memories from the far past. In therapy, this is what has to be explored. At your age, I would suggest that you take your parents to the meeting with the counselor and they can enlighten the process with specific details of your upbringing to throw light on this development. Accordingly, much work can be done to then eliminate the fear-based dreams that are haunting you.
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Why my eye is continues flickering, why is the solution please concern to me sir please.

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
Why my eye is continues flickering, why is the solution please concern to me sir please.
Get check eyes for refractive error This problem may be due to anxiety and can be solved by meditation

I have pimple like small bumps on my scrotum. Sometimes but not always it itches there. Is this something to be concerned about? Thank You.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
I have pimple like small bumps on my scrotum. Sometimes but not always it itches there. Is this something to be conce...
Drink a lot of water, keep you private part clean, use dettol wash, if condition does not improve than very effective unani medicine are available, consult me privately.
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Have a back problem for a few days simultaneously. What should I do? is there anything to be concerned with?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Have a back problem for a few days simultaneously. What should I do? is there anything to be concerned with?
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again.

Popular Health Tips

Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

Red Penis: When Should You Be Concerned?

A red-colored penis is usually a sign that everything below the belt is in working order. However, when the discoloration is accompanied by certain discomforts, like itchiness or tenderness, it can be a red flag that something is wrong. The following outlines how to identify a problematic red penis, the most common causes and their solutions.

When is a red penis cause for concern?

If you're experiencing a red member outside of intimate situations, it may be an indication that there's a bigger problem. To have a red groin in the bedroom is very normal and is not a reason to worry. However, a red penis in ordinary circumstances that is tender and sore to the touch can signal a problem. Additionally, inflammation and swelling while in a flaccid state are causes for concern, as well as any kind of moderate to severe pain. Rashes and other physical irritations are also atypical and may require a diagnosis.

Here are a few of the most common causes of a problematically red penis:

1) Excessive Use - A very common cause of a discolored member is prolonged or aggressive intimate activity, which can cause chafing and soreness, as well as discoloration. In this instance, solving the problem is as easy as abstaining from all sensual activity, including self-pleasure, until symptoms have subsided, typically within two to 24 hours. In the meantime, a cool compress, like a chilled wet washcloth, can alleviate symptoms temporarily.

2) Fungus - Tinea cruris, often referred to as "jock itch," is another common culprit for a red groin. The fungus found in tinea cruris is the same as the type found in athlete's foot and thrives in warm, wet conditions, like feet and the crotch area. A red penis that's accompanied by a very itchy, red, growing rash with a noticeably bumpy outline may be dealing with tinea cruris. Solving this issue is a little more involved than if your red groin is caused by overuse. Those afflicted will need to use an over-the-counter anti-fungal crème in order for the rash to go away permanently. In addition, loose, breathable clothing that allows for air circulation will help speed up recovery.

3) Latex Allergy - Using protection when engaging in intimate activity is always a good idea, but can present a problem when there's a latex allergy involved. Another common cause of a reddened member is an allergy to latex, one of the most common materials in condoms. A reaction to latex is usually accompanied by burning, itching and redness and in the most severe causes, respiratory problems may appear as well. Though serious, this issue is resolved as easily as discontinuing use of latex condoms. Instead, choose options made from lambskin or polyurethane. While symptoms of discomfort like redness and itching will generally recede with discontinued use of latex, respiratory problems should be handled by medical professionals.

4) Balanitis - This cause of penis redness is most often found in uncircumcised men. Balanitis is an inflammation of the member's head and foreskin caused by a buildup of dead skin cells and the body's natural oils. When not cleaned regularly, these two substances can create smegma, which attracts harmful bacteria that causes redness and inflammation. Similar to tinea cruris, a special medicine will be required in order to kill the bacteria. However, the smegma can be removed simply by regularly washing the groin area with water and a mild cleanser.

What to do in the meantime

The correct treatment of a red penis is completely dependent on what's causing this discoloration. However, no matter the reason, the symptoms of a reddened member can be temporarily alleviated by using a penis health creme (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) designed for the sensitive private area. Before using a health crème, be sure to properly cleanse the affected area and pat dry using a clean towel. The crème should help with unpleasant side effects of a red member while the underlying source of the problem is identified and solved.

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Paediatric Care a Concern

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

 Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.

You can help prevent your baby from getting cavities or developing what is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood Caries, by beginning an oral hygiene routine within the first few days after birth. Start by cleaning your baby’s mouth by wiping the gums with a clean gauze pad. This helps removes plaque that can harm erupting teeth. When your child's teeth begin to come in, brush them gently with a child's size toothbrush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice. For bottle feedings, place only formula, milk or breast milk inside and avoid using sugary beverages such as juice or soda. Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottle before going to bed.

Dental Emergencies

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child’s permanent tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to take your child to the dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Here are some tips if your child experiences a common dental emergency:

  • For a knocked-out tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your child’s cheek and gum, or in milk. Call your dentist right away.
  • For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.
  • If your child bites his tongue or lip, clean the area gently and apply a cold compress.
  • For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
  • For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

Thumbsucking

Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may suck on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects. It may help them relax or make them feel safe or happy. Most children stop sucking by age 4. If your child continues to thumb suck that after the permanent teeth have come in, it can cause problems with tooth alignment and your child’s bite. The frequency, duration and intensity of a habit will determine whether or not dental problems may result. Children who rest their thumbs passively in their mouths are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. If you are worried about your child’s sucking habits, talk to your dentist or consult your child's pediatrician.

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers help “hold space” for permanent teeth. Your child may need one if he or she loses a baby tooth prematurely, before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt. If a primary tooth is lost too early, adult teeth can erupt into the empty space instead of where they should be. When more adult teeth are ready to come into the mouth, there may not be enough room for them because of the lost space. To prevent this from happening, the dentist may recommend a space maintainer to hold open the space left by the missing tooth.

Sealants

Sealants are a fast and easy way of protecting your child’s teeth that act as barriers to cavity-prone areas. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves. Sealing a tooth is fast and there is virtually no discomfort. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing but may have to be reapplied if needed. Both primary and permanent teeth can benefit from sealants. Ask your dentist if sealants will help your child.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards can help protect your child from a dental emergency. They should be worn whenever your child is participating in sports and recreational activities. Mouthguards cushion blows that would otherwise cause broken teeth, injuries to the lips and face and sometimes even jaw fractures. If your child participates in such pastimes, ask your dentist about custom-fitted mouth protectors.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion, or bad bite, is a condition in which the teeth are crowded, crooked or out of alignment, or the jaws don’t meet properly. This may become particularly noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, when a child’s permanent teeth are coming in. If not treated early, a bad bite can make it difficult to keep teeth and gums clean where teeth are crooked or crowded, increasing the risk for cavities and gum disease.

Bad bites can also:

  • Affect proper development of the jaws.
  • Make the protruding teeth at risk for chips and fractures.
  • Affect eating and speaking.
  • Make some teeth more likely to wear abnormally or faster than those that are properly aligned.

Anesthesia and Sedation

Your dentist might recommend that your child be administered anesthesia or sedation to relax them in order to safely complete some dental procedure.    

  • CONCLUSION : When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. Encourage healthy eating habits.
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Monsoon Concerns - Leptospirosis.!!!!

MVSc, BVSc
Veterinarian,
Monsoon Concerns - Leptospirosis.!!!!
Monsoon may be a great time to go outdoors with your pets and enjoy the rains. But be aware of the hidden dangers.

- leptospirosis is around and can cause lethal liver and kidney disease in dogs.
- water logging in metro cities can be a source of such fatal infections. Transmitted via urine of rats/dead rats --> Dogs can readily become infected despite vaccinations.
- common in farms too, wherever there is rat population.
- leptospirosis is a contagious to humans as well, and infected dogs, their urine becomes an important carrier for humans.
- initial signs include vomiting, jaundice, reduced urination, kidney failure.
- if not identified and treated early, it can become fatal.
- early diagnosis and specific treatment can save your pet.
- proper precautions and hygiene can save your family from exposure.
- do not let your pets walk through, or drink from water puddles.

Please speak to us for more information on this.
Have a safe monsoon!
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Mood disorders - Should You Be Concerned?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Mood disorders - Should You Be Concerned?

Mood disorders are common psychological problems that affect a vast portion of the human populace all over the world every year. These occur when there is a shift or imbalance in a person's psyche which affects his or her daily function and interpersonal relations in varying degrees. Each individual is affected by these conditions in a different capacity and responds to them in a distinct manner.

Mood disorders generally manifest themselves as fluctuations in a person's temperament. It is triggered by various factors. These mental illnesses range from mild to severe, the latter requiring urgent psychological counseling and treatment. A mild condition may even develop into a painful and chronic one without any form of remedial intervention.

What are the most common types of mood disorders?

There are many distinctive categories of mood disorders that can affect a person. The most commonly occurring ones are as follows:

  1. Major depressive disorder
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Dysthymia
  4. Cyclothymia
  5. Seasonal affective disorder (sad)

Major depression is the most frequently occurring type of mood disorder. It causes mental and emotional turmoil, as well as physical anguish. Those affected by it may experience a single episode in isolation or multiple episodes over a period of time. The milder version of this condition is known as dysthymia.

Bipolar disorder is a comparatively rare condition that causes alternating states of extreme mania and depression. It is also known as manic-depressive illness. The mild version of this is called cyclothymia.

Seasonal affective disorder or sad is a depressive disorder that is known to affect those living in colder climes. It is caused generally by the lack of warmth and light, the onset of which begins in late autumn and lasts till the end of winter.

What causes a mood disorder?

Mood disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they can be caused by an assortment of triggers and the symptoms are not always apparent. This is particularly true in the case of dysthymia and cyclothymia.

Some of the usual factors that lead to mood disorders are:

  1. Chronic stress and anxiety
  2. Anomalies in the functioning of the nervous system
  3. Prolonged periods of isolation
  4. Genetics
  5. Childhood abuse and trauma
  6. Ineffectual coping mechanisms
  7. Insufficient nourishment/malnutrition

In most cases, a combination of multiple factors usually leads to the development of mood disorders and other mental illnesses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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Why Is Blood in Semen a Cause of Concern?

M.D.Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
Sexologist, Jaipur
Why Is Blood in Semen a Cause of Concern?

Blood in semen occurs due to a variety of factors. It is also called 'hematospermia.' It mainly affects men after 30 years of age. After 50 years of age, blood in semen is caused due to prostate enlargement. Blood in semen is caused due to injuries, inflammation and blockage near the male reproductive system. Blood in semen can be linked to other diseases which might not be known by the affected person.

What can cause blood in semen?

  1. Blood in semen can be caused due to infections, tumors and stones.
  2. Abnormal body structure generally due to an autism spectrum disorder can also cause blood in semen.
  3. Prostate biopsy (removal of tissues from the prostate region which produces semen) also leads to blood in sperm sometimes. Though this is temporary and heals within three to four weeks.
  4. Vasectomy is a procedure done on men, which involves making small holes or slits in the scrotum so that the sperm doesn't flow during ejaculation. This is mainly done to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Sometimes, vasectomy causes blood in semen.
  5. It is also caused by infections such as Herpes, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis.
  6. Sometimes, there are kidney stones found in the prostate called calculi, this is the most common reason for blood in semen.
  7. Blood in semen can also be caused due to parasitic infection, tuberculosis or chronic liver diseases.

Symptoms of blood in semen:

  1. Immense pain during ejaculation.
  2. Pain during urination.
  3. Acute lower back pain.
  4. Low to mild fever.
  5. Swelling in the scrotum and testes.
  6. Tenderness in the scrotum, testes and groin area.

Diagnosing blood in semen:

  1. While diagnosing blood in semen physical examinations are performed. The doctor checks for inflammation, swelling, tenderness and signs of injuries.
  2. Sometimes sexually transmitted diseases also cause blood in semen. So, the doctor takes a blood test to see whether you have STD's or not.
  3. Urine testing is also performed to see if any bacteria or abnormalities are found in the urine.
  4. MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans can also locate any obstructions in the pelvic area which might be a cause of blood in semen. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
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Key highlights of Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet?
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What are the interactions for Concern F 20 Mg/5 Mg Tablet?