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Flunil 20mg Capsule

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Fluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Medical Description

Flunil Capsule is from the medicine class of antidepressants and contains fluoxetine. It is used to treat severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social tension issues, uneas...
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Uses of Flunil 20 MG

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Contraindications of Flunil 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to Flunil Capsule or its active ingredient.
  • If you have suicidal tendencies.
  • If you have kidney disease.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you are taking blood thinners.
  • If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
  • Flunil Capsule is contraindicated in children.

Side effects of Flunil 20 MG

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Low sexual desire

Precautions and Warnings of Flunil 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Flunil Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Flunil Capsule can affect the pregnancy and can’t be used during pregnancy. Restricted human examinations on Flunil Capsule show consequences for the baby, so it can't be said that it is alright for the baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Flunil Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Flunil Capsule is not recommended while breastfeeding, as they go through the mother's milk in a considerable sum, which can affect the child. In any case, breastfed children should be firmly observed as relatively few examinations have been done, and highly restricted data is accessible.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Flunil Capsule?
A:
No. You should not drive while using Flunil Capsule as it decreases alertness. Flunil Capsule causes difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, dizziness, and fatigue. So, the patient should not perform activities that require alertness of the brain, such as driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Flunil Capsule?
A:
No, the patient should not drink alcohol with Flunil Capsule as it intensifies the effect of drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty in concentration, fatigue. It affects daily activities.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You notice any unfavourably susceptible responses.
  • Your condition doesn't improve or turns out to be more regrettable in the wake of taking Flunil Capsule.
  • You are planning to conceive, are breastfeeding or taking contraception pills.
  • You need to stop the medicine.
  • Flunil Capsule can cause compulsion, actual reliance and withdrawal responses.
  • Flunil Capsule isn't reasonable for children. It ought not to be managed without speaking with the specialists.

Mode of Action of Flunil 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Flunil Capsule works by increasing the chemical in the brain called serotonin. This assists you with resting better, upgrades your mindset, and soothes stress and pressure. Fluoxetine blocks presynap...
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Directions for Use of Flunil 20 MG

  • Flunil Capsule ought to be taken as recommended by the specialist.
  • It needs to be gulped down entirely with water.
  • Try not to break or squash the tablet.
  • Flunil Capsule can be taken with/without food.
  • Abstain from missing the portion or failing to remember the portion.
  • Try not to stop or change the medication portion without talking with the specialist.

Interactions of Flunil 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • QTc-Prolonging medicines (quinidine, moxifloxacin)- An additive effect of fluoxetine and these medicinal products is seen.
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors- When MAO interacts with fluoxetine, potential severe reactions resemble serotonin syndrome
  • Warfarin- Altered anticoagulant effects, including increased bleeding, have been seen when fluoxetine is co-administered with warfarin.

Interactions with food items

  • There is no food interaction reported with Flunil Capsule.

Storage and disposal of Flunil 20 MG

Store Flunil Capsule beneath 30℃, away from direct hotness and light. Try not to freeze it and get them far from pets and youngsters. Discard unused or lapsed prescriptions medicines as biomedical was...
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Dosage of Flunil 20 MG

Overdose

Try not to take Flunil Capsule more than the given dose. Ingesting too much won't work on the indications; instead, it will prompt poisonousness in the body. It can produce serious secondary effects. ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed the portion of Flunil Capsule, consume it when you recall it. If it is near the hour of the next dosage, let it be. Take the next dosage. Try not to take two doses all the while or ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

DR. Pallavi Kaushik

BDS & Masters in Clinical Research

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: My symptoms worsened after consuming Flunil Capsule, so should I stop the tablet on my own?

A: No, you ought not stop this medication unexpectedly. It ought to require some investment as endorsed by the specialist. Unexpected stoppage of this medication can bring about treatment disappointment or advancement of genuine after effects

Q: Can I give Flunil Capsule to children?

A: No, Flunil Capsule ought not be utilised in children under 18 years. Children have an expanded side effect of secondary effects like self-harm, suicidal thoughts and outrage when they take Flunil Capsule.

Q: Can Flunil Capsule cause weight loss?

A: Yes, Flunil Capsule causes weight loss.
Product Details
Brand
FLUNIL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/10/2023

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ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesMajor depressive disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Side effectsNausea, Fatigue, Dryness in mouth, Loss of appetite, Increased sweating, Dizziness, Tremor, Low sexual desire
Last Updated on: 15 Mar 2022 | 04:12 PM (IST)
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