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Fludac 10 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluoxetine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 22, 2019

This medication 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).

This medication works by increasing the serotonin amount in your body. It is a natural substance present in your brain that helps in maintaining mental balance. Allergic reaction to the medicine, causing difficulty in breathing, rashes, hives, swelling of the face and lips,

  • Pain in the eyes or blurry vision
  • Palpitations or faster heart rate
  • Seizures, tremors, hallucinations or suicidal tendencies
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding

This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions

This medication can cause below-mentioned side effects

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication can be observed in 6 to 8 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication 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 medication 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fludac 10 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.

This medication belongs to the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin thus increasing its concentration in the brain and helps in reducing the symptoms.

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 Medicine

    This medication interacts with Tamoxifen, Alcohol, methylthioninium chloride, Mequitazine, Phenytoin, lithium, tramadol, triptans, tryptophan, selegiline, and Cyproheptadine.

Ques: What is Fludac 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication belongs to the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, sudden panic attacks, bulimia and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Ques: How long do I need to use Fludac 10 MG Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Fludac 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Fludac 10 MG Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Fludac 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children.
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