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Flutax Al Tab

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Flutax AL Tablet is an antidepressant medication. This medicine is made with 20mg Fluoxetine and 0.25mg of Alprazolam. This combo medication reduces nerve cell activity that is aberrant or excessive. ...
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Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam,Fluoxetine
UsesDepression, Panic attack and anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bulimia nervosa (eating disorder), Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Side effectsslurred speech, dizziness, light-headedness, headaches, constipation, dry mouth, tiredness, irritability, loss of appetite, confusion and disorientation, decreased sex drive (men and women), erectile dysfunction, shakiness or trembling, double or blurred vision, and change in your weight.
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Flutax Al Tab

  • In the treatment of depression.
  • To bring relief from panic attacks and anxiety disorders.
  • Helps treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • In the treatment of eating disorder-Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Management of premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms (irritability, anxiety and depression before menstruation)
  • Helps with stubborn-treatment-resistant depression when used in combination with other medications.

Contraindications of Flutax Al Tab

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Fluoxetine, Alprazolam or any other component of the Flutax AL tablet.
  • If you have Narrow-angle Glaucoma.
  • If you have Asthma.
  • If you are pregnant.

Side effects of Flutax Al Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairment
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Drowsiness

Precautions and Warnings of Flutax Al Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Flutax AL tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Flutax AL Tablet should not be used during pregnancy because there is clear evidence that it poses a risk to the developing infant. However, in some life-threatening instances where the advantages outweigh the hazards, the doctor may prescribe it. Please seek medical advice.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Flutax AL tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Flutax AL Tablet is not safe to take during lactating. According to limited human research, the medication's components may transfer into breast milk and harm the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Flutax AL tablets?
A:
Flutax AL Tablet can induce blurred vision, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating, all of which can impair your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Flutax AL tablet?
A:
It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Flutax AL tablets since it raises the risk of depression and shortness of breath.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop Flutax AL tablet dependence. Both Alprazolam and Fluoxetine have a high potential for addiction and abuse, especially when used for lengthy periods or at high doses.
  • You have a history of alcohol or substance abuse. While taking Flutax AL tablets, you should be strictly monitored. To avoid withdrawal symptoms, the dosage of this medicine should be gradually reduce...
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  • You have depression or suicidal tendencies. This medicine should be used with caution, and the prescription size should be limited. Flutax AL tablets may raise the risk of suicide in those who are dep...
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  • You have poor kidney or liver function. Flutax AL tablets should be used with caution.
  • You experience any unexpected bleeding or bruises.
  • You are under 18. Flutax AL tablet is not suggested for your use because its safety and effectiveness have yet to be determined.
  • You are over sixty. It increases the risk of drowsiness and muscle weakness.
  • You're pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You should keep your doctor updated about your health condition and medications to rule out any negative effects.

Mode of Action of Flutax Al Tab

How Does It Work?

Flutax AL tab is a Fluoxetine and Alprazolam combination tablet. Fluoxetine works by preventing nerves from reabsorbing serotonin, a mood-enhancing chemical messenger that communicates between brain c...
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Directions for Use of Flutax Al Tab

  • Your doctor prescribes the dosage and duration of the Flutax AL tablet.
  • You can take Flutax AL tablets with or without food.
  • It is recommended to take it after meals to prevent nausea.
  • Swallow the entire tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush, bite or break.
  • It is recommended that you take it at the same time each day to ensure that your body receives a consistent dose of medicine.

Interactions of Flutax Al Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Anti-hypertensive (metoprolol, nebivolol)
  • An opioid antagonist (buprenorphine, naloxone)
  • Antibiotic (linezolid)
  • Antipsychotic (pimozide, thioridazine, lithium, risperidone)
  • Antidepressant (methylene blue/methylthioninium chloride, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
  • Anti-arrhythmic (propafenone, flecainide)
  • Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (atomoxetine)
  • Hormone (desmopressin)
  • Anti-malarial (mefloquine, chloroquine)
  • Antihistamine (mequitazine, cyproheptadine)
  • Anticonvulsants (oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, phenytoin)
  • Anti-Parkinson’s (selegiline)
  • Serotonin receptor agonists (sumatriptan)
  • Anti-cancer (tamoxifen)
  • antifungal (e.g. fluconazole)
  • Medicines for heart conditions (e.g. digoxin)
  • Medicines used for treating HIV (e.g. ritonavir)
  • If you are on Azole antifungal medications (example: Ketoconazole)
  • You should use Flutax AL tablets with caution if you have active bleeding or are taking medications such as NSAIDs (pain relievers), Aspirin, or Warfarin, as it may increase your risk of bleeding beca...
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  • If you're using diuretics, the medication removes water and salt from the body via urine. While using this medication with Flutax AL Tablet, you must constantly check your blood pressure and sodium le...
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  • Flutax AL interaction with certain medications can result in increased blood serum concentration of Fluoxetine and Alprazolam in the body, resulting in severe side effects like hypotension (reduced bl...
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Interactions with food items

  • Flutax AL may show symptoms of dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, etc., on interaction with alcohol, grape juice and St. John’s wort (herbal supplement to treat depression).

Storage and disposal of Flutax Al Tab

Store it at 20-25°C temperature and protect it from light and moisture and out of the reach of pets and children. Keep the capsules in their packing away from light and moisture. It should be safely k...
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Dosage of Flutax Al Tab

Overdose

Somnolence, confusion, impaired coordination, diminished reflexes, vomiting, heart problems (such as an elevated heart rate), difficulty breathing, seizures, and coma are among symptoms of Flutax AL t...
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Missed a Dose

Missed dose of Flutax AL tablets should be taken as soon as the patient remembers it. If it's time for the second dose after missing a dose, don't take missed doses to avoid double doses and continue ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rashika Tripathi

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Flutax Al Tablet addictive?

A: Yes, this medicine has the potential to become addictive. Its use has been linked to an increased risk of addiction due to physical or psychological side effects.

Q: Is it safe for me to take the Flutax Al Tablet if I have glaucoma?

A: If you have glaucoma, see your doctor before using Flutax Al Tablet because it may cause increased eye pressure. Please share your medical history with the doctor and only take the pills if prescribed.

Q: How long do I need to use the Flutax Al Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

A: You should take this medication until the disease is completely eradicated. As a result, it's best to follow your doctor's instructions.
Product Details
Brand
FLUTAX AL
Expires on or After
21/08/2022
Last Updated on: 25 Apr 2022 | 11:29 AM (IST)
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