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Fludep (Cipla) 20 Mg Capsule 10

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Fludep 20 MG Description

Fludep is a prescription medication that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults. It is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, binge-eating disorders

and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Depression is a condition characterised by pervasive low mood. Patients present with complaints like feeling low, decreased motivation, feelings of hopelessness and dread, and loss of interest in daily activities, which can be debilitating. Multiple brain pathways and chemical messengers are indicated in depression, chiefly Serotonin, nor-epinephrine and dopamine. Fludep increases the levels of Serotonin to exert its antidepressant action. The medication should be taken as prescribed 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.


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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 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 Fludep 20 MG

  • As per FDA, Fludep is primarily used to manage the following conditions:
  • Acute and maintenance treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Acute and maintenance treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Acute and maintenance treatment of Bulimia Nervosa
  • Acute treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia

Contraindications of Fludep 20 MG

  • Fludep is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • In patients with documented hypersensitivity to the drug or its components
  • In patients with a history of increased negative thoughts, low mood or suicidal ideation
  • It should be used with caution in elderly patients
  • It should be used with caution in people with liver disorders

Side effects of Fludep 20 MG

  • Side effects of Fludep include:
  • Insomnia or abnormal dreams
  • Dry mouth
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhoea
  • Difficulty in ejaculation
  • Excessive sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Fludep 20 MG



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

Breast Feeding

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


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


Can I consume alcohol with Fludep?
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 feel anxious or restless
  • You feel angry or agitated
  • You have any difficulty falling asleep
  • You experience any dizziness, muscle rigidity, or difficulty in movement
  • You are taking any other medications at the same time
  • You experience any visual abnormalities
  • You have any difficulty in breathing or get a skin rash
  • You have any bruising or excessive bleeding
  • You experience any sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • You have a seizure

Mode of Action of Fludep 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). It primarily acts on a chemical messenger in the brain called Serotonin. Serotonin plays a vital r...
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Directions for Use of Fludep 20 MG

  • Take this medicine as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • Take this medication every day at the same time for optimal effects.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • Finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your doctor. Do not abruptly stop the drug as it can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • Do not increase the dose without consulting your physician. This medication may require four weeks for the onset of action.
  • Do not drive/use heavy machinery while using this medication.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you experience worsening of your symptoms such as persistent low mood, increased anxieties, worsening of obsessive behaviour, suicidal thoughts.

Interactions of Fludep 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • This drug should be avoided concomitantly or within two weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It may cause serotonin syndrome, which is potentially life...
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  • This drug should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It may cause serotonin syndrome, which is potentially lif...
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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 Fludep 20 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 Fludep 20 MG


Fludep 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, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose and go back to the regular schedule. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I was taking Fludep as prescribed by my doctor. I missed my follow up, so I stopped the tablet for a few days. Now I feel my anxiety and mood swings have returned. What do I do?

A: Stopping Fludep 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 tablet, I constantly feel drowsy and tired. At night I do not get proper sleep. Does this mean the tablet is not suiting me?

A: Lethargy, drowsiness and frequent yawning are all common side effects of Fludep. The tablet should not be stopped because of this. Consult your doctor regarding any side effects.

Q: I was taking Fludep, 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 if any dose adjustment is needed.
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Last Updated on: 15 Mar 2022 | 09:44 AM (IST)
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