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Flunil 60mg Capsule

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Flunil 60 MG Description

Flunil 60 mg capsule is used to manage depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders. This medicine contains fluoxetine 60 mg in capsule form as its active ingredient. It belongs to a

group of medicines called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) that act on mood-elevating chemicals in the brain. Flunil 60 mg increases the levels of those chemicals in the brain responsible for enhancing your mood and thoughts of reward. It makes the brain more adaptable to learning and regulating emotions. Apart from bringing improvement in the symptoms, Flunil also makes people more responsive to other treatment methods that play an essential role in the treatment of depression and panic disorders. Side effects of Flunil 60 mg include sleepiness, headache, vomiting, shakiness, aggressiveness, weight loss, blurred vision and dizziness. Flunil 60 mg capsules should be given with care to children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 18 years due to the potential of serious adverse effects, especially at the start of the treatment. This medicine is not given to children under seven years of age. Flunil 60 mg capsule should be stopped gradually as advised by the doctor to avoid withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, headache, confusion and suicidal thoughts.


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ContainsFluoxetine(60.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder, Panic disorders.
Side effectsHeadache, Tremors, Anxiety, Aggressiveness, Confusion.
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Uses of Flunil 60 MG

  • As per US FDA, Flunil 60 mg is used in the management of
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (Fear of spaces or situations)
  • Eating disorders (like Bulimia Nervosa)

Contraindications of Flunil 60 MG

  • If you had an allergic reaction to Flunil 60 mg in the past
  • If you had an allergic reaction to any of the inactive ingredients in Flunil capsule
  • If you are taking any other medicines for your condition
  • If you are less than seven years of age

Side effects of Flunil 60 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Flunil 60 MG



Can I take a Flunil 60 mg capsule during pregnancy?
The use of Flunil 60 mg in pregnancy should be avoided as it may pose risks to the newborn baby. The child may show signs of restlessness, excessive crying, difficulty in breathing and feeding problems. You should inform the doctor if you plan for pregnancy while on treatment with Flunil.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Flunil 60 mg capsule while breastfeeding?
You should avoid taking Flunil while breastfeeding. It has been shown to pass through the breast milk to the babies and cause adverse events such as irritability, breathing problems and poor weight gain. Please consult with your doctor. Breastfeeding should be discontinued if the doctor considers it necessary to give Flunil.


Can I drive if I have taken the Flunil 60 mg capsule?
Flunil 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 Flunil have subsided.


Can I consume alcohol with a Flunil 60 mg capsule?
You should avoid taking alcohol with Flunil 60 mg as you may experience more sleepiness, tremors, vomiting, changes in the heartbeat and breathing problems

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Tell your doctor if you have
  • A History of mania.
  • History of fits.
  • Problem with sleeping.
  • Heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • History of rashes and allergies.
  • History of abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Been taking treatment for high blood sugar.
  • Thoughts of suicide.
  • Changes in behaviour like anger and restlessness.
  • Been taking other medicines for your condition.
  • Been planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Taken medicines for depression, especially MAO inhibitors medicines like iproniazid in the last fifteen days.

Mode of Action of Flunil 60 MG

How Does It Work?

Flunil 60 mg capsule increases the levels of mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain. These chemicals are responsible for thoughts, learning, emotions and reward. These are also responsible for the func...
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Directions for Use of Flunil 60 MG

  • Flunil 60 mg capsule is to be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Do not break the capsule.
  • This medicine can be taken with or without food as food does not affect its absorption.
  • You should follow the instructions of the doctor about the time and dose of the medicine.

Interactions of Flunil 60 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to manage depression; specifically MAO Inhibitors such as iproniazid can cause life-threatening reactions if given with Flunil. Some of the signs of interaction may be dizziness, agitat...
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  • Medicines used in breast cancer, such as tamoxifen, are less effective in the same dose when given along with Flunil.
  • Medicines used to treat convulsions such as phenytoin may cause toxic effects along with Flunil.
  • Medicines belonging to the same group of antidepressants can increase the severity of the adverse effects when given in combination.
  • Medicines used to control high blood sugar levels need an adjustment of their dose with Flunil.
  • Medicines used in the treatment of heart disease, such as metoprolol, may have more side effects when given Flunil.
  • Antipsychotics (medicines for managing psychotic disorders) such as phenothiazines and haloperidol may cause more side effects with Flunil.
  • Medicines used to treat infections such as moxifloxacin, sparfloxacin, and erythromycin increase the levels of Flunil in the blood.
  • Medicines used to treat allergies such as astemizole may have an additive effect when given Flunil.
  • Medicines used to prevent clotting, such as warfarin and aspirin, may increase the risk of bleeding along with Flunil.
  • 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 Flunil also induces loss of sodium.
  • Medicines that have the same metabolism as Flunil, such as carbamazepine and risperidone, may have increased levels in the blood when taken with Flunil. This may result in more toxic effects.

Storage and disposal of Flunil 60 MG

Flunil 60 mg capsules should be stored at room temperature of up to 300 C. Keep the capsules in their packing away from light and moisture. It should be safely kept in such a place so that children an...
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Dosage of Flunil 60 MG


The symptoms of overdose of Flunil 60 mg include vomiting, abnormal heartbeats, fits, restlessness, Urinary retention, confusion, problems in breathing and loss of consciousness. In case of an overdos...
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Missed a Dose

Take the capsule if you have missed a dose near the actual time of that dose. If you remember the missed dose near the time of the next dose, then skip the missed dose. You should not take a double do...
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Content Details


Dr. Tulika Singh



Dr. Anuj Tiwari

MBBS, DNB Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How will I feel after starting treatment with the Flunil 60 mg capsule?

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

Q: Is Flunil a better medicine for depression than 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, Flunil 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 Flunil 60 mg capsules?

A: Flunil 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 exercises to help you increase your appetite and weight.

Q: Can I stop taking Flunil 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. Withdrawing it slowly shall help in avoiding withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, headache, tremors, changes in blood pressure and agitation.
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Last Updated on: 30 Mar 2022 | 10:25 AM (IST)

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