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Flumod 20mg Capsule

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Fluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Medical Description

Flumod Tablets are used to treat sudden depression and manage major depressive disorders. It is also used short-term treatment and maintenance of symptoms of panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disor...
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Uses of Flumod 20 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Flumod Tablets is used in the short term and long term maintenance and treatment of
  • Major Depressive Disorder (reduces mood fluctuations and improves behaviour)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (lowers repetitive and patterned actions and thoughts)
  • Panic Disorder, with or without agoraphobia ( fear of open space or crowds)
  • Bulimia Nervosa (eating disorder)

Contraindications of Flumod 20 MG

  • If you have any allergic reaction to Fluoxetine to any ingredient of Flumod Tablets
  • If you notice sudden mood fluctuations or suicidal thoughts
  • If you have used different antidepressant medications in the last 14 days
  • If you are diagnosed with tardive dyskinesia (stiff, uncontrollable body movements)
  • If you have conditions that cause hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin levels)
  • If you are diagnosed with an eye condition like narrow-angle glaucoma. The Flumod Tablets can increase the fluid pressure inside the eye
  • If you are diagnosed with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a rare reaction to antipsychotic medicines that affects the nervous system)
  • If you have severe blockage in the stomach and intestines due to paralytic ileus (decreased movements of intestines)

Side effects of Flumod 20 MG

  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred speech
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Change in sex drive
  • Sleep-related problems

Precautions and Warnings of Flumod 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Flumod Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No, Flumod Tablets can be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Even though there are limited human studies to prove this, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing foetus. Doctors sometimes may prescribe this medicine in life-threatening cases. Please consult your doctor before taking it.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Flumod Tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No, try to consult your doctor before taking the Flumod Tablets. It can be unsafe during breastfeeding. There is limited data available on the effects of Flumod Tablets on the breastfeeding baby; however, studies indicate that this medicine may pass into the milk and cause undesirable effects on the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after taking the Flumod Tablets?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Flumod Tablets. It can lead to side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred or double vision that can lower your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Flumod Tablets?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with Flumod Tablets. It can exaggerate the side effects and interfere with the effectiveness of the medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea)
  • You have any seizure disorder and are under antiepileptic medication
  • You have a history of low blood pressure and diabetes
  • You are an older patient over 65 years of age. High doses of this medicine may cause serious adverse effects due to slow metabolism in elderly patients
  • You are going to have a medical or dental procedure
  • You smoke cigarettes, or you use tobacco products. Tobacco can decrease the effectiveness of this medicine
  • You have been previously diagnosed with lung, kidney, or liver disease

Mode of Action of Flumod 20 MG

How Does It Work?

The Flumod Tablets contains a single active ingredient, Fluoxetine. It is an antidepressant medication. Fluoxetine improves the activity and levels of serotonin in the brain by blocking its reuptake b...
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Directions for Use of Flumod 20 MG

  • Take the Flumod Tablets in the exact dosage and at the same time, each day
  • Do not increase the dosage, even if you cannot notice its effects
  • Take this tablet as it is with a glass of water. Do not try to break this tablet or chew it
  • Do not take Flumod Tablets with other medications without informing your doctor
  • If you stop taking this medication suddenly, it may have unwanted side effects

Interactions of Flumod 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you have used Fluoxetine, a component in Flumod tablet, in the last five weeks. It can remain in the body for an extended period. Taking this medicine can lead to overdose side e...
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  • Flumod Tablets can increase bleeding if you use blood thinners (warfarin) and medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
  • If you are currently using antiepileptics (seizure/fits,medicines), antipsychotics, antiarrhythmics (heart medicine), Flumod Tablets can slow down the removal of these medicines
  • If you have taken antidepressant medications (linezolid, selegiline, etc.) in the last 14 days, Flumod Tablets can interact to cause fatal reactions
  • If you are using any medicines that increase serotonin levels in the body, Flumod Tablets can cause serotonin toxicity
  • Do not take medicines that cause drowsiness with Flumod Tablets, such as anti-allergy medicines, cold or cough medicines, certain pain relievers, sleeping pills, etc.
  • Pimozide medicine is contraindicated with Flumod Tablets as it can cause QT prolongation (heart rhythm disorder)

Interactions with food items

  • While consuming Flumod Tablets, do not do anything high in tyramine such as cheese, milk, meat, bananas, soy, excess chocolate, chicken liver, canned fruits, etc. It can cause severe side effects and ...
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  • Try to avoid grapefruit and its juice. It can increase the concentration of the medicine
  • Do not use cigarettes or tobacco products. They can alter the effectiveness of the Flumod Tablets

Storage and disposal of Flumod 20 MG

Always store Flumod Tablets tablets in dry conditions. Keep these tablets far away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Try to keep Flumod Tablets away from children and pets. Disposal - Di...
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Dosage of Flumod 20 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Flumod Tablets can cause symptoms such as confusion, decreased focus, suicidal thoughts, swollen feet and hands, low sexual desire, trouble breathing, liver problems (yellowing of skin and...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Flumod Tablets, take it as soon as possible. If you recall missing a dose when it's already time to take the next tablet of Flumod Tablets, then skip the missed one...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I gain weight if I use the Flumod Tablets every day?

A: Flumod Tablets can cause weight gain in some people. It varies from person to person. These tablets can also increase cholesterol. To avoid weight gain, try to eat healthy food and be physically active.

Q: Can I use the Flumod Tablets if I have seizures?

A: Do not use the Flumod Tablets without consulting your doctor if you have seizure disorders. This medicine is not recommended for treating seizure disorders. Inform your doctor if you have any disorders that can affect the functioning of this medicine.

Q: Can I use Flumod Tablets safely for longer, if I see better results?

A: Use Flumod Tablets in the exact dosage and duration as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take it for longer than recommended. That can lead to unwanted side effects.
Product Details
Brand
FLUMOD
Expires on or After
14/08/2022

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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesDepression resistance to other medicines, Depression in Bipolar disorder
Side effectsBlurred speech, Change in sex drive, Balancing problems, Dryness in mouth, Muscle stiffness, Delayed ejaculation, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm),
Last Updated on: 14 Mar 2022 | 10:03 AM (IST)
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