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Flumusa Forte Tablets

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Flumusa Forte Tablets Description

Flumusa Forte is a prescription medication used in the treatment of depression and associated anxiety. It is a combination of two medications, Fluoxetine (20 mg) and Alprazolam (0.5mg). Depression

is a condition characterised by a pervasive low mood. People present with complaints like feeling low, feelings of hopelessness and dread, decreased motivation, and loss of interest in daily routine, which can be debilitating. Multiple brain pathways and chemical messengers (chiefly serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) are indicated in depression. Anti-depressant medications target these neurotransmitters and pathways to help relieve the symptoms of depression. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that produces calming, sedative effects on the brain, whereas Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) that regulates the chemical messenger - Serotonin. The medication should 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.

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Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam + Fluoxetine
UsesTreatment of Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders
Side effectsDry mouth, diarrhoea, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, increased sweating, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire, headache, weight gain/loss.
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Flumusa Forte Tablets

  • Flumusa Forte is used in the management of:
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic disorders
contraindications

Contraindications of Flumusa Forte Tablets

  • It is contraindicated in patients with known fluoxetine, alprazolam or benzodiazepine hypersensitivity, or known allergies to any components in this medication.
  • Patients with abnormal heart rhythms should not use this medication.
  • It is contraindicated in patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • This medication is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis.
  • This medication should not be used in patients with conditions that cause respiratory insufficiency and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
  • One should use it with caution in case of any history of substance abuse.
  • It should be used with caution in those with liver and kidney disease.
  • There is a US black box warning for use in children and young adults, as it can increase suicidal ideation.
sideEffects

Side effects of Flumusa Forte Tablets

  • Abnormal dreams
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness, sedation
  • Headache
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Flumusa Forte Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Flumusa Forte during pregnancy?
A:
This medication is considered unsafe in pregnancy. It is a Category C medication. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy, or intention to conceive at the time of prescription.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Flumusa Forte while breastfeeding?
A:
Flumusa Forte is considered unsafe during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Flumusa Forte?
A:
This medication can cause side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, dizziness, etc. Hence driving and use of heavy machinery are not recommended.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Flumusa Forte?
A:
Mixing alcohol with Alprazolam can cause life-threatening side effects on the user, as it can lead to respiratory depression, coma, and even death. It is strictly contraindicated.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of addiction or substance misuse.
  • You are taking any other medications. The ingredients of this tablet may react with several other tablets that use the same pathway of metabolism in the body.
  • It is known to cause both weight loss as well as weight gain. Hence, adjusting your dietary practices and exercising regularly while on this medication are beneficial.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Flumusa Forte Tablets

How Does It Work?

Fluoxetine is a Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It works by acting on brain pathways involving the chemical substance Serotonin. It prevents the re-absorption of serotonin by nerves th...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Flumusa Forte Tablets

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • Patients are recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule at the same time every day for best results.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the entire course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • This medication may require time for the onset of action. Do not increase the dose without explicit advice from your treating physician.
  • Abrupt stoppage of the medicine can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • This medication has habit-forming tendencies; hence it is recommended to follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have a regular follow-up.
interactions

Interactions of Flumusa Forte Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • This medication should not be mixed with alcohol, opioids, or any other CNS depressant, as it can cause worsening of side effects such as sedation, respiratory depression and coma and can be dangerous...
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  • It should not be mixed with medications that cause the arrest of bleeding, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulants as Fluoxetine in itself causes decreased activity of pl...
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  • This medicine should not be used concomitantly or within 2 weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It may cause serotonin syndrome - a potentially threate...
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  • The use of Fluoxetine with thioridazine, pimozide, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, including linezolid or methylene blue, is also contraindicated.
  • Patients who are taking other medications that increase serotonin levels should be educated regarding the risks.
  • It should not be used with tablets that cause abnormal heart rhythms.
  • It should not be used with medications that affect the activities of the enzymes involved in metabolising the components of this medicine. It can otherwise cause increased side effects.
  • Inform your doctor regarding your current medications at the time of prescription of Flumusa Forte.

Interactions with food items

  • This medication does not interact with food items.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Flumusa Forte Tablets

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

Dosage of Flumusa Forte Tablets

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include: Fainting, somnolence (drowsiness), impairment of motor functions – dizziness, poor coordination, muscle weakness, loss of balance, low blood pressure (hypotension), shal...
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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 the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose ...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I feel drowsy while I am on this medication. Can I stop taking it?

A: Abrupt stoppage of this medication can cause withdrawal symptoms which can be serious and debilitating. Consult your doctor for solutions as well as a safe manner to stop this medication if required.

Q: I have been using this medicine for a few days but feel no change. What should I do?

A: Flumusa Forte is usually efficacious within the first week of use but can take up to 4 weeks for maximum efficacy. Take this medication as directed by your treating physician. It is important to review routinely for appropriate dose adjustment. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Q: I use this medicine regularly, but I still feel really depressed and anxious. Can I increase the frequency of this medication?

A: This medication has habit forming tendencies. Do not increase the dose or frequency of this medication unless prescribed by your doctor. Regular follow-up while on this medication is important.
Product Details
Brand
FLUMUSA FORTE
Expires on or After
19/06/2023
Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2022 | 09:54 AM (IST)
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