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Overview

Flame 20 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Solvate Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluoxetine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Flame 20 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.

Flame 20 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 Flame 20 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 Flame 20 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:

Flame 20 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.

Flame 20 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.
Flame 20 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
Flame 20 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
Flame 20 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.
Flame 20 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 Flame 20 MG Tablet or any other medicines belongs to the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Flame 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients who have taken Monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days.
In addition to its intended effect, Flame 20 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.
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.
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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
Flame 20 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
Flame 20 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
Flame 20 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 Flame 20 MG Tablet for?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Popular Questions & Answers

Please tell me the medicine name what should I take for cough with flame and some fever.

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My skin is dry should I use oro flame face wash or patanjali which is much better for my face.

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My skin is dry should I use oro flame face wash or patanjali which is much better for my face.
Bathe with gentle soaps. If possible use some natural ingredients like gramflour, turmeric mixed with some milk to bathe daily. This does not wash your skin off the natural oils. Keep your bath short and do not use hot water to bathe. Use only lukewarm water. Apply Vitamin E oil or warm olive oil on the body after bathing. You can also use a good moisturiser. Cocoa butter mixed with wheat germ oil is also very good at maintaining the skin health. You can mix some oils like – Sesame, olive, virgin coconut oil, wheat germ oil to apply before going to bed. Consume diet that is rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and 6 and other skin friendly vitamins like vitamin E and A. Eat almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, sesame seeds to maintain skin health. Keep yourself hydrated. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water to keep your skin soft and supple.

When I expose himself sunlight or before flame why my skin turn reddish in winter season.

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When I expose himself sunlight or before flame why my skin turn reddish in winter season.
I think your skin is more sensitive. So please apply sunscreen lotion 20 minutes before going out in the sun. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated.

My eye was very flame what I do I daily run bike on road from morning to evening.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My eye was very flame what I do I daily run bike on road from morning to evening.
Hi, If your eyes burns or feels as if flammed while riding bike only then the blow of wind or else exposure to sunlight could be the reason for making the eyes dry which causes tears from eyes. Wear a branded goggles with UV-protection whenever you are out in the sun, also wear a hat helmet over it (which is mandatory for your head's protection as well as it covers eyes). Keep blinking your eyes frequently. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water or even more than that in a day if you do have to travel in the sunlight for long hours. Medication: Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily and have Euphrasia 30/ twice a day for 1 week.

To continually see a burning candle flame point improve my eye sight. If yes how many times I see in a day and how much minutes I see.

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To continually see a burning candle flame point improve my eye sight. If yes how many times I see in a day and how mu...
To improve your accommodation reflex you can take any object where you can move it to and fro and in my opinion it is not advisable to see a nearby burning candle because it can cause headache, giddiness and syncope etc

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