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Fludac 20 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluoxetine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 18, 2019

This medication is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. It also helps against 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). The capsule works by increasing the serotonin amount in your body for maintaining mental balance.

Patients can suffer from mild side effects like nervousness, nausea, dry mouth, weakness, drowsiness and decreased sexual performance while taking this medicine. You can consult your doctor if they refuse to go away after some time.

  • Allergy

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

  • How long is the duration of effect?

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

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

    This medicine is not suggested for use during pregnancy.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fludac 20 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

The 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 Alcohol


    Alcohol consumption is not suggested during treatment with this medicine since side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness are associated with it.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medicine should not be used in combination with tramadol, diuretics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

Ques: What is Fludac 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Fludac capsule is an antidepressant and contains Fluoxetine as an active ingredient.

Ques: What are the uses of Fludac 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Fludac 20 MG is used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia, and depression.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Fludac 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Possible side-effects include decreased appetite, abnormal dreams, frequent urination and change in vision.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Fludac 20 MG Capsule?

Ans: It should not be used if you have the following conditions such as hives, trouble breathing (bronchospasm/laryngospasm), swelling of the face, tongue, eyes, or mouth, rash, blisters, fever, joint pain, etc.

Ques: Is Fludac 20 MG Capsule safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary.

Ques: Will Fludac 20 MG Capsule be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose can lead to increased chances of side effects.
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About Fludac 20 MG Capsule
What are the uses of Fludac 20 MG Capsule
What are the contraindications of Fludac 20 MG Capsule ?
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What are the substitutes for Fludac 20 MG Capsule ?
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