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Fludac 60mg Strip Of 10 Capsules

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Fludac 60 MG Description

Fludac 60 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of depression. It is also used in the treatment of panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The active ingredient of Fludac Capsule is fluoxetin

e. It belongs to a group of antidepressants that increases the levels of those chemicals in the brain that are responsible for mood, thoughts of reward and learning. Fludac 60 mg should be given with care to children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 18 due to the potential of serious adverse effects, especially at the start of the treatment. This medicine is not given to children who are under 7 years of age. While stopping Fludac Capsule, care should be taken to withdraw it gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, headache, confusion and mood changes.

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Product Summary

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ContainsFluoxetine(60.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic disorder.
Side effects Headache, Tremors, Anxiety, Aggressiveness, Confusion.
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Fludac 60 MG

  • As per US FDA, Fludac 60 mg is used in,
  • Treatment of major depressive disorder
  • Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (Fear of spaces or situations)
  • Treatment of eating disorders (Bulimia Nervosa)
contraindications

Contraindications of Fludac 60 MG

  • If you have had an allergic reaction to the active or inactive components of Fludac 60 mg.
  • If you are taking any other medicine for your condition.
  • If you are less than 7 years of age.
sideEffects

Side effects of Fludac 60 MG

  • Anxiety
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Lack of sleep
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Vomiting
  • Loose motions
  • Decrease in weight
  • Eye problems like blurred vision, redness and pain in the eye
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Fludac 60 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Fludac 60 mg Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
The use of Fludac 60 mg in pregnancy should be avoided as it may cause risks to the newborn baby. The child may show signs of restlessness, excessive crying, loose muscles, difficulty in breathing and feeding. You should inform the doctor if you get pregnant or plan to get pregnant while taking Fludac.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Fludac 60 mg capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
You should avoid taking Fludac while breastfeeding. It has been shown to pass through the breast milk to the babies and cause adverse events such as irritability and poor weight gain in the child. Breastfeeding should be discontinued if the doctor considers it necessary to give Fludac.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Fludac 60 mg capsule?
A:
Fludac 60 mg may cause sleepiness, headache, blurred vision and confusion. This may make driving unsafe. You should not drive till you are sure that the side effects of Fludac have subsided.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with a Fludac 60 mg Capsule?
A:
You should avoid taking alcohol with Fludac 60 mg as you may experience more sleepiness, tremors, vomiting, changes in the heartbeat and breathing problems.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of mania.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • You have sleeping problems.
  • You have been diagnosed with any heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • You have a history of rashes and allergies.
  • You have a history of abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • You have been taking treatment for high blood sugar.
  • You have a history of hurting yourself or thoughts of suicide.
  • You experience feelings of anger, restlessness and panic.
  • You are planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
  • You have taken medicines for depression, especially of the group MAO inhibitors, in the last 15 days.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Fludac 60 MG

How Does It Work?

Fludac 60 mg capsule brings changes in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain that are responsible for the thoughts, learning, emotions and reward, functions of breathing, heartbeat and movement...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Fludac 60 MG

  • Fludac 60 mg Capsule is to be taken as a whole mouth with a glass of water. Do not break the capsule.
  • Fludac 60 mg Capsule can be taken with or without food as food does not change its absorption.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, you should follow the instructions of the doctor about the time and dose of Fludac 60 mg Capsule.
interactions

Interactions of Fludac 60 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used in the treatment of depression, specifically MAO Inhibitors such as iproniazid can cause life-threatening reactions if given along with Fludac. Some of the signs of interaction may be d...
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  • Medicines used in breast cancer, such as tamoxifen, have lesser effect when given with Fludac.
  • Medicines used to treat convulsions such as phenytoin may cause toxic effects when taken with Fludac.
  • Medicines belonging to the same group of antidepressants as Fludac, when given in combination, may cause severe adverse effects.
  • Medicines used to control high blood sugar levels need an adjustment of their dose with Fludac.
  • Medicines used in the treatment of heart disease, such as metoprolol, may have more side effects when given with Fludac.
  • Medicines used as antipsychotics such as phenothiazines and haloperidol may cause more side effects with Fludac.
  • Medicines used in the treatment of infections such as moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin and erythromycin increase the effect of Fludac.
  • Medicines used to treat allergies such as astemizole may have an additive effect when given with Fludac.
  • Medicines used to prevent clotting such as warfarin, aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding along with Fludac.
  • Medicines that lower the levels of sodium in the blood, such as water pills, may cause an increased loss of sodium from the body as Fludac also induces loss of sodium as one of its side effects.
  • Medicines that have the same metabolism as Fludac, such as carbamazepine and risperidone, may have increased levels in the blood when taken with Fludac. This may cause toxic effects.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue having your usual food unless your doctor has given some suggestions to change your diet.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Fludac 60 MG

Fludac 60 mg Capsules should be stored at room temperature up to 300 C. Keep the capsules in the original packaging in a cool place away from light and moisture. Fludac 60 mg Capsules should be safely...
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dosage

Dosage of Fludac 60 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of overdose of Fludac 60 mg include vomiting, abnormal heartbeats, fits, restlessness, confusion, problems in breathing and loss of consciousness. In the case of an overdose, visit the ne...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Fludac Capsule, take it as soon as possible. If the gap is too long or it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you have missed and continue with your regular schedule....
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Tulika Singh

M.B.B.S, DFM, PDGPPHC, MPH(NUS)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How will I feel after starting treatment with the Fludac 60 mg Capsule?

A: You shall notice an improvement in your mood after starting treatment with Fludac. You shall be able to relax and sleep well. However, it may take a few days to feel these changes after the treatment is started.

Q: Is Fludac a better medicine for depression as compared to other medicines for it?

A: Response to the medicines for depression varies from person to person. As far as improvement in the symptoms is concerned, Fludac is like other antidepressant medicines. Some people respond better to it as compared to others. Talk to your doctor if you do not notice any change in your condition after six weeks of treatment.

Q: What should I do if I lose weight while taking Fludac 60 mg capsules?

A: Fludac may make you feel less hungry and cause a decrease in weight. Discuss with your doctor about it. The doctor may recommend some dietary changes and exercise that may help you with better appetite and weight.

Q: Can I stop taking Fludac after recovering from my condition?

A: Yes. Your doctor may suggest you stop the medicine gradually after your condition stays improved for about six months. You should avoid stopping the medicine on your own or abruptly. This shall help you protect yourself from withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting, anxiety, headache, tremors, changes in blood pressure and agitation.
Product Details
Brand
FLUDAC
Expires on or After
12/10/2024
Last Updated on: 08 May 2023 | 01:42 PM (IST)

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