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Floxin 40mg Tablet

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Floxin 40 MG Description

Floxin is a prescription medication that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults. Its main content is fluoxetine. It is also commonly used to treat obsessive-compulsive disord

er (OCD), bulimia, binge-eating disorders, and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Depression is a medical condition in which patients experience several changes that affect the mood and personality. This can affect daily activities and might lead to a loss of interest and low motivation. These changes are suggested to be linked to changes in the levels of certain chemical substances in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a debilitating condition with repetitive thoughts and an overwhelming need to perform certain actions. The medication should only be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause withdrawal effects. Taking the tablet at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹46.07
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ContainsFluoxetine(40.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of Depressions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders
Side effectsDry Mouth, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Drowsiness, Confusion, Increased Sweating, Delayed Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sexual Desire, Headache, Anxiety, Weight Gain/Loss
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Uses of Floxin 40 MG

  • As per USFDA-
  • Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
  • Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Acute treatment of Panic Disorder, with or without agoraphobia.

Contraindications of Floxin 40 MG

You are hypersensitive to Floxin or its components. You have a history of increased negative thoughts, low mood, or suicidal ideation. You are an elderly patient. You have liver disorders.

Side effects of Floxin 40 MG

Insomnia or abnormal dreams Dry mouth Anxiety Diarrhoea Difficulty in ejaculation Excessive sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Floxin 40 MG



Can I take Floxin during pregnancy?
Floxin is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause breathing difficulties, loss of muscle tone, and several other problems in the foetus. Inform you are pregnant or intend to conceive during the course of treatment.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Floxin while breastfeeding?
Floxin is not recommended to be taken while breastfeeding as it can be transferred through breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken Floxin?
This medication can cause drowsiness. Therefore, driving and the use of heavy machinery are not recommended while on this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with Floxin?
Consumption of alcohol while on this medication can cause excess side effects and even lead to sedation, respiratory depression, and coma.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any sudden change in mood or have any thoughts about harming yourself.
  • You experience any dizziness, muscle rigidity, or difficulty in movement.
  • You’re taking any other medications at the same time.
  • You experience blurred vision.
  • You have any difficulty breathing or get a skin rash that might suggest hypersensitivity.
  • You experience any sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • You have a seizure.

Mode of Action of Floxin 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Floxin primarily acts on a chemical messenger in the brain called Serotonin. Serotonin plays a vital role in regulating mood and personality. This chemical is present in lesser amounts in patients wit...
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Directions for Use of Floxin 40 MG

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the full course of Floxin as prescribed by your treating doctor. Abrupt stoppage of the medicine can cause withdrawal side effects. Therefore, consult your doctor before st...
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Interactions of Floxin 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • It should not be mixed with blood thinners, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anticoagulants, as Floxin in itself affects blood clotting. This can cause bruising, nose bleeds, or i...
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  • This drug should not be used along with or within two weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as Isocarboxid etc. This is because it may cause a potentially fatal condition, serotonin...
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  • The use of Fluoxetine with thioridazine, pimozide, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, including linezolid or methylene blue, is also contraindicated.

Interactions with food items

  • There is no specific food interaction.

Storage and disposal of Floxin 40 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down ...
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Dosage of Floxin 40 MG


Floxin is not usually fatal if taken alone, even in an overdose. However, when taken with alcohol, it may cause ataxia (loss of muscle coordination) and respiratory depression (slowed breathing rate)....
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose and return to the...
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Content Details


Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I was taking Floxin for some mood changes. I missed my follow up, so I stopped the tablet three days back. Now I feel my anxiety and mood swings have returned. What do I do?

A: Stopping the Floxin tablet suddenly can result in withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, or irritability. It is not advisable to stop the tablet without consulting your doctor.

Q: Since I started taking this Floxin tablet, I don’t sleep properly at night. I am very restless, and I get strange dreams. Does this mean the tablet is not suiting me?

A: Insomnia, difficulty in falling asleep and abnormal dreams are all common side effects of Floxin. The tablet should not be stopped because of this. Consult your doctor regarding any side effects.

Q: I was taking Floxin, and I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Could this be because of the tablet?

A: Fatty liver can occur because of many different causes. It is recommended to consult your doctor to check your liver function in case any dose adjustment is needed.
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Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2022 | 03:15 PM (IST)
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