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Flunil 90mg Capsules

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Flunil 90mg Capsules Description

Flunil Capsule is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depression, OCD, bulimia nervosa (eating disorder), and panic disorder. Flunil Capsule contains the medicine 'Fluoxetine,' a sel

ective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It works by preventing nerves from reabsorbing serotonin, a mood-enhancing chemical messenger that talks between brain cells. Fluoxetine causes an increase in serotonin concentrations in the neuron synapse, which aids in mood regulation and depression treatment. Flunil should be taken as directed by your psychiatrist. It should be continued as long as your doctor prescribes it, depending on your condition and reaction to the treatment. Typical adverse effects may occur, including insomnia (difficulty sleeping), headache, diarrhoea, nausea, weariness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and indigestion. The majority of these side effects do not require medical attention and will go away over time. However, if you are experiencing these adverse effects regularly, you should consult your doctor. Also, do not stop taking Flunil capsules on your own because withdrawal symptoms may occur. Because of the lack of safety and effectiveness of Flunil Capsule, it should not be administered to children under eight. You should avoid alcohol while taking Flunil Capsule since it may cause dizziness.


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UsesAnxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder
Side effectsDecreased appetite, Restlessness, Anxiety, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Nausea, Weight change, Photosensitivity, Muscle pain, Excessive sweating, Decreased sexual drive.
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Uses of Flunil 90mg Capsules

  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Treat mood changes in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Contraindications of Flunil 90mg Capsules

  • If you’re allergic to any ingredients in Flunil.
  • If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors or metoprolol, do not use Flunil Capsule.
  • If you use Flunil Capsule with opioid antagonists like buprenorphine or naloxone, you may develop serotonin syndrome, which is a dangerous condition.
  • If you have suicidal tendencies, tell your doctor right away before starting this medicine.
  • In the case of epilepsy, mania, glaucoma, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or hyponatremia, tell your doctor.
  • If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t take Flunil Capsule until your doctor tells you to. Flunil Capsule should not be administered to children under the age of eight because its safety and effec...
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Side effects of Flunil 90mg Capsules

  • Decreased appetite
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Vision disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight change
  • Photosensitivity
  • Muscle pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Decreased sexual drive

Precautions and Warnings of Flunil 90mg Capsules



Can I take Flunil MG Capsule during pregnancy?
No, Flunil Capsule is classified as a pregnancy category C medicine and is to be prescribed only when the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. Before taking the Flunil Capsule, always consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Flunil MG Capsule while breastfeeding?
Flunil Capsule traces may be found in breastmilk. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking Flunil Capsule.


Can I drive if I have taken Flunil MG Capsule?
Flunil can reduce attention and causes drowsiness that can sometimes last till the next day. As a result, if you're taking this medicine, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Flunil MG Capsule?
Alcohol consumption is not recommended when taking Flunil MG Capsule since it increases the chance of adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulties concentrating. Whenever you feel these symptoms, refrain from activities that demand mental alertness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal thoughts. While using this medication, keep a close eye on any changes in behaviour or mood.
  • You have abnormal bleeding since it has been linked to an increased risk of bleeding. If you have active bleeding or are taking medications such as NSAIDs (pain relievers), Aspirin, or Warfarin, it ma...
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  • You experience weight loss.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms. Avoid stopping Flunil Capsule suddenly because it might cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headaches, anxiety, dizziness, sleep difficulties, irritability, ...
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  • You have Hyponatraemia (Low sodium levels in the blood). If you're using diuretics, the danger is still higher. While using this medication, you should keep a close eye on your blood pressure and sodi...
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Mode of Action of Flunil 90mg Capsules

How Does It Work?

Flunil Capsule prevents nerves from reabsorbing serotonin, a mood-enhancing chemical messenger that communicates between brain cells. This causes an increase in serotonin concentrations in the neuron ...
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Directions for Use of Flunil 90mg Capsules

  • Flunil Capsules can be taken with or without food.
  • Based on your medical situation and reaction to therapy, your doctor will determine how long you should take Flunil Capsules.
  • It should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Flunil Capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water; do not chew or crush the pill in any way.
  • While using the prescription, ensure to follow all of the instructions on the label.

Interactions of Flunil 90mg Capsules

Interactions with other medicines

  • Flunil Capsule prevents tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, desipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline) from being metabolised, resulting in raised serum levels and causing toxicity.
  • Flunil Capsule may cause hyponatremia; simultaneous use of a loop diuretic (bumetanide, furosemide, torsemide) may create additive hyponatremia effects.
  • Flunil Capsule decreases serotonin reuptake; when taken with a serotonin agonist (buspirone), serotonin syndrome can occur.
  • Flunil Capsule may block carbamazepine metabolism, leading to higher carbamazepine levels and toxicity.
  • Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Flunil Capsule) may be inhibited by cyproheptadine, a serotonin antagonist; watch for altered antidepressant response.

Interactions with food items

  • Flunil should not be taken with St. John's wort, a herbal formulation used to treat depression.

Storage and disposal of Flunil 90mg Capsules

Keep Flunil Capsule tightly packed in the packet it came in. This medicine should be kept cool and dry in its original container at a temperature below 30°C. Keep this medicine in its original contain...
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Dosage of Flunil 90mg Capsules


Flunil capsules should not be more than the recommended dose. Overdosing on Flunil pills can lead to adverse reactions in severe circumstances.

Missed a Dose

Dose recommendations by your psychiatrist should always be followed. If you forget to take a dose of Flunil, make sure to obtain it as soon as possible. When a dose is missed, and it is time for the n...
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Dr. Vijay Y

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: If I start feeling better, can I stop taking tablets?

A: Flunil Capsule should not be stopped without consulting your doctor, as withdrawal symptoms may occur. Continue taking Flunil Capsule for as long as suggested for an effective cure. If you have any problems while taking Flunil Capsule, don't hesitate to tell your doctor; the doctor may gradually reduce the dose.

Q: I am a diabetic patient. Can I take a Flunil capsule?

A: You should consult your doctor if you have diabetes before taking Flunil Capsule since it may change your blood glucose levels. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Consult with your doctor if you notice fluctuation.

Q: Does the Flunil capsule increase the risk of fractures?

A: Flunil Capsules are linked with an increased incidence of bone fractures. If you have osteoporosis (a degenerative disease of bones) see your doctor before using Flunil Capsule. Also, if you are experiencing bone pain, see your doctor.
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