Flunil 20 MG Capsule
This medication is used for the treatment of the obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, sudden panic attacks, bulimia, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It 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).
This works by increasing the serotonin amount in your body. It is a natural substance present in your brain that helps in maintaining mental balance.
This medication 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.
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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 Flunil 20 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake 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 instructionsSeek 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 Disease
DepressionUse 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 or history of glaucoma due to the risk of increasing the intraocular pressure.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption 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
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
TramadolThis medication is not recommended with tramadol due to an 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.
DiureticsThis medication 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 inhibitorsThis medication is not recommended with monoamine oxidase inhibitors like selegiline, isocarboxazid, phenelzine due to an 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.
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