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Floatin 20mg Tablets

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Floatin 20 MG Description

Floatin 20 belongs to a class of medicines used for the treatment of depression, panic disorder (a disorder in which a person becomes extremely fearful and anxious), obsessive-compulsive disorder (a d...
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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Side effectsRestlessness, anxiety, dry mouth, difficulty in sleeping
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Floatin 20 MG

  • As per CDSCO, use of Floatin 20 includes the treatment of depression, treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and management of panic disorders.

Contraindications of Floatin 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to its active ingredient.
  • If you have suicidal tendencies.
  • If you have a severe liver disorder.
  • If you have compromised kidney function.
  • If you are on monoamine oxidase inhibitors (a type of antidepressant), it can increase serotonin levels leading to a syndrome called serotonin syndrome, which is a life-threatening condition.

Side effects of Floatin 20 MG

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation

Precautions and Warnings of Floatin 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Floatin 20mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, you can not take it in pregnancy, as it can produce harmful effects on the developing baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Floatin 20 while breastfeeding?
A:
No. You should not take Floatin 20 when breastfeeding as it gets secreted in breast milk and can lead to harmful effects in the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Floatin 20?
A:
No, you must avoid driving if you have taken Floatin 20 as this medicine causes dizziness.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Floatin 20?
A:
No, you must avoid alcohol, as the side effects like dizziness and poor concentration may worsen.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You feel agitated or develop suicidal tendencies.
  • You feel that your sexual drive has decreased .

Mode of Action of Floatin 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Floatin 20, being a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain which makes a person feel happy and at ease. By...
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Directions for Use of Floatin 20 MG

  • Use Floatin 20 as per the advice of your doctor.
  • Floatin 20 comes as a tablet. Have it as a whole without breaking or chewing.
  • Have it with a glass of water.
  • Take it for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
  • Try to have it at a fixed time of a day.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Do not decrease or increase the dose on your own.
  • Do not stop it abruptly; consult your doctor.
  • Try to take it during the day as it can disturb your sleep at night.
  • Do not use the medicine if its packaging is damaged.
  • Do not use it after the date of expiry.

Interactions of Floatin 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The interaction of Floatin 20 with linezolid (an antibiotic) tends to increase serotonin to lethal levels.
  • The Floatin 20 interaction with antiplatelet medicines, like clopidogrel, can prevent the latter from getting converted into its active form and hence it will not act at all.
  • The interaction of Floatin 20 with moclobemide (monoamine oxidase inhibitor, an antidepressant) can increase serotonin to lethal levels.
  • Interaction of Floatin 20 with carbamazepine (a type of anti-seizure medicine) can cause the blood levels of later to shoot, thereby leading to its toxicity.
  • The interaction of alprazolam (a type of benzodiazepine, mostly used as sleeping pills) with Floatin 20 tends to increase the levels of alprazolam, leading to its toxicity.

Storage and disposal of Floatin 20 MG

Store Floatin 20 in a dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. Do not throw the leftover medication inadvertently. Do not flush the med...
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Dosage of Floatin 20 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, coma, and death. In case of an overdose, immediately rush the patients to a nearby health care facility. You can call the emergency helplin...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as possible. Try to take the medication at a fixed time as it will help you recollect to take the medication. Do not double the dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is this medicine habit-forming?

A: No, it is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q: Can Floatin 20mg cause bleeding?

A: Yes, it can cause bleeding. If you have a bleeding disorder or you are using pain killers, you must be more cautious.

Q: Can Floatin 20mg cause weight gain?

A: No, it rather makes you lose weight.
Product Details
Brand
FLOATIN
Expires on or After
02/10/2022
Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)

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