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Fostera 10mg Tablets

By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Fostera 10mg Tablets Description

Fostera Tab is used to treat depression due to Bipolar disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression. Bipolar disorder is a type of mental illness wherein a person experiences unorganised thoughts alon

g with extreme behaviour. Fostera tab has two main ingredients, namely Fluoxetine and Olanzapine. They help balance certain chemicals in the brain, which further helps relieve the symptoms. It has various side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, headache, constipation, and increased blood sugar. It has to be taken orally and is mostly prescribed as a long term medication. It is crucial to maintain the schedule of the dose. You should not stop taking Fostera tablet without consulting your doctor.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹133.76
You Save₹18.24 (12% on MRP)
ContainsFluoxetine(20.0 Mg) + Olanzapine(10.0 Mg)
UsesDepression associated with Bipolar disorder, Treatment-Resistant Depression
Side effectsDizziness, Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Dry Mouth, Constipation, Headache
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Fostera 10mg Tablets

  • Bipolar disorder related Depression
  • Treatment for Resistant Depression
contraindications

Contraindications of Fostera 10mg Tablets

If you are allergic or hypersensitive to Fluoxetine or Olanzapine If you have consumed Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
sideEffects

Side effects of Fostera 10mg Tablets

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Increased Blood Sugar
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Fostera 10mg Tablets

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Fostera Tab during pregnancy?
A:
Fostera is usually not recommended in pregnancy. Kindly consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Fostera Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
It is usually avoided in breastfeeding mothers. Kindly inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. The doctor will advise you according to your situation.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Fostera Tab?
A:
Fostera Tab is known to cause drowsiness, dizziness and decreased concentration. Therefore, it is advised not to drive after taking the Fostera tablet to ensure safety.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Fostera Tab?
A:
Alcohol consumption is not recommended while taking Fostera. Alcohol may increase the feeling of drowsiness and dizziness and can also lead to other side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You should not take Fostera tablet without a doctor’s recommendation if you have any heart, visual, liver, or kidney disorders. You need to Inform the doctor if you have a family history of suicide, A...
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  • You should also report any unusual changes like visual disturbances, weight gain, hallucinations, uncontrolled movements, sweating, or racing heartbeat.
  • You have to immediately inform the doctor, if you have suicidal thoughts.
  • Be regular with the dose; Fostera cannot be stopped without a doctor's recommendation. It might take up to 4 weeks to see any changes with the medicine.
  • You should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Fostera Tab.
  • In case you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform the doctor about the present situation.
  • It is highly important to inform the doctor if you take any medicine, vitamins or supplements regularly, even if the supplement is herbal, ayurvedic or belongs to any other category.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Fostera 10mg Tablets

How Does It Work?

Fostera Tab has two main ingredients, namely Fluoxetine and Olanzapine. Both in combination helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain. It acts by improving sleep, mood, and en...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Fostera 10mg Tablets

  • Fostera Tab has to be taken only with a doctor's recommendation. It is usually prescribed for a longer duration and should be taken regularly.
  • The tablet can be consumed with or without food. Always try to maintain a schedule and have the medicine at the same time every day. It is usually recommended to take it once a day, in the evening.
  • You should not stop taking the dose without consulting your doctor.
  • The tablet has to be taken orally with water. The tablet cannot be chewed or crushed.
  • In case you miss one dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the Fostera tablet if it is almost the time for the next one.
interactions

Interactions of Fostera 10mg Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • NSAIDs(Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen Blood thinners can cause bleeding and bruising.
  • Antidepressants, St. John’s Wort, and other antipsychotic medications, if taken along Fostera, can affect the absorption and elimination of each other from the body.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit juice with Fostera Tab.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Fostera 10mg Tablets

Always store Fostera tablets at room temperature and away from any source of direct heat and light. This medicine should not be stored in a refrigerator. Keep the Fostera tablets away from the reach o...
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dosage

Dosage of Fostera 10mg Tablets

Overdose

  • Overdose can exhibit severe side effects.
  • Seek immediate help in case of overdose. Rush to the hospital if you feel breathless, dizzy, have irregular heartbeat or experience seizures.
  • Do not share the medicine with anyone you feel has the same symptoms. This can lead to overdose.

Missed a Dose

In case you miss a dose, you can take the tablet as soon as you remember. However, If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the dose and stick to the previous schedule. You can set up an alarm...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Suneet Monga

BDS, MDS (Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry) MMCDSR

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I feel better now after taking the Fostera for 3 months. Can I stop taking medicine?

A: Fostera cannot be discontinued without a doctor’s approval. Therefore, kindly consult your doctor for dosage adjustment.

Q: Is Fostera tab addictive or habit forming?

  • Fostera Tab has not been found to exhibit any dependence. However, stick to the schedule and dosage provided by the doctor.
Product Details
Brand
FOSTERA
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/06/2025

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Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2022 | 02:15 PM (IST)

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