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Frext 50mg Tablet

By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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Frext 50 MG Description

Frext Tablet is a prescription medication. It is used for the management of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and its symptoms in adults and children. It has Fluvoxamine as its active ingredient. I

is an antidepressant medication, and treating depression in adults is one of the uses of Frext tablets. Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD causes repetitive thoughts and behaviour patterns, which can cause problems in day-to-day life. The mode of action of Frext Tablets works by calming overworked nerves in the brain and improving mood and behaviour. There are potential side effects of Frext tablets, so the dose and effects must be carefully monitored. Frext tablet can cause suicidal thoughts and behaviour in children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants. It is approved for use in children only for OCD and not depression. This medicine can cause dependency. The dose should be carefully monitored in liver failure patients. The dose should be gradually lowered if you want to stop using the Frext tablet. Otherwise, it can lead to withdrawal symptoms, such as tremors, palpitations, sleep disturbances, anxiety, etc.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹156.40
You Save₹27.60 (15% on MRP)
ContainsFluvoxamine(50.0 Mg)
UsesObsessive-compulsive disorder, Major depressive disorder.
Side effectsDizziness, Drowsiness, Sweating, Memory problems, Delayed ejaculation, Low sex desire
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Frext 50 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Frext tablet is used for the following:
  • Treatment of repetitive thoughts and actions in OCD in adults and children.
  • Treatment of symptoms associated with major depressive disorder only in adults.

Contraindications of Frext 50 MG

  • If you have a known allergic reaction to fluvoxamine, do not use Frext medication. It can cause itching, rashes, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, throat, difficulty breathing, and other allergic reac...
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  • If you are using certain antidepressants like monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors) and other medicines that increase serotonin.
  • If you have any history of drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
  • If you notice any sudden mood changes, suicidal thoughts or behaviour.
  • If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • If you have a mild liver condition, Frext Tablet should be approached with caution. It is not recommended if you have end-stage liver disease.
  • Note - Do not administer Frext Tablet to people below 18 years, except in cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Side effects of Frext 50 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurry vision
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Frext 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Frext Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, consult your doctor if you experience any mood disorders or depression during pregnancy. Frext Tablet is not recommended in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. It can increase the risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) and withdrawal effects in the newborn baby. Other potential developmental effects can be premature birth and weight changes in the baby. It is only prescribed in life-threatening situations.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Frext Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking Frext Tablets. According to some studies, an undetectable amount of Frext medicine passes into breast milk, so it is unlikely to cause developmental damage in babies. However, it is important to proceed with care and use this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Frext Tablet?
A:
No, it is not safe to drive after taking a Frext Tablet. This medicine causes dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, lethargy, blurry vision, etc., which can impair a person’s ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Frext Tablet?
A:
No, do not consume alcohol with a Frext Tablet. It increases the severity of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, blurred vision, liver injury, etc. It can also worsen the condition for which you are using the Frext Tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are older than 65 years; monitor the dosage, as the effects may last longer due to slow metabolism
  • You have kidney disorders; this medicine should be used with precaution even though it is safe.
  • You are experiencing any suicidal thoughts after taking Frext Tablet.
  • You experience a low sex drive or other sexual dysfunction.
  • You have angle-closure glaucoma, an eye disorder. Frext medicine can increase fluid pressure in the eye and cause blindness.
  • You have a seizure disorder (fits). Frext tablets should be used with caution.
  • You have a history of bleeding disorder.
  • You are using any herbal or ayurvedic medicines or supplements like St. John’s wort. It can cause serious side effects.

Mode of Action of Frext 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Frext Tablet contains Fluvoxamine as its active ingredient. It is an antidepressant medication and belongs to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The exact mechanism of actio...
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Directions for Use of Frext 50 MG

  • Try to take the Frext Tablet precisely in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.
  • Do not increase the dosage of Frext Tablet, even if you do not notice any difference.
  • Take this tablet at the same time regularly to maintain steady levels in the body.
  • Take the Frext Tablet as a whole, with water, and do not crush, chew or break it.
  • You can take the Frext Tablet before or after consuming a meal.
  • Do not stop using Frext Tablet abruptly as it can cause some withdrawal effects.

Interactions of Frext 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are taking antidepressants like benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Diazepam, etc.) with a Frext tablet, use caution. They can cause many adverse reactions.
  • If you are taking a Frext tablet, do not use other medications that also increase serotonin levels, such as SSRIs, SNRIs, triptans, etc. It can lead to serotonin toxicity and cause life-threatening si...
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  • Using Frext Tablet with medications like aspirin, NSAIDs, blood thinners (Warfarin), antiplatelet medicines, etc., can lead to an increased risk of bleeding.
  • Consuming Frext Tablet with other antidepressants like MAO inhibitors (methylene blue, linezolid, etc.) is not advised. Interactions between these two types of medicines can lower the metabolism of se...
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  • Taking Frext Tablet with a tricyclic antidepressant, Sumatriptan, or Carbamazepine can raise the medications’ levels in the blood. It can cause serious side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Try to avoid consuming cola drinks, excess chocolates and caffeine-containing food products with Frext Tablet. All these food items can increase the level of serotonin, and the combination can result ...
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Storage and disposal of Frext 50 MG

Try to store Frext tablets in dry conditions at room temperatures. Keep this medicine away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep the tablets away from the reach of children an...
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Dosage of Frext 50 MG

Overdose

Frext Tablet overdose can cause muscle tremors, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, agitation, confusion, fever, increased heart rate, drowsiness, etc. Overdose of Frext medicine usually occurs in ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Frext Tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If you remember missing the Frext tablet when it is already time to take the next dose, take one tablet and skip the mi...
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Content Details

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: At what time can I take a Frext Tablet?

A: Depending on your condition and sleep pattern, you can take the Frext Tablet at any time of the day. But, try to remember to take it at the same time each day to maintain steady levels of this medicine in the body for optimal benefit. If you have difficulty sleeping, you can take a Frext tablet in the morning. You can take a Frext Tablet with or without food.

Q: What is the usual duration of treatment with Frext tablets for OCD?

A: You should continue taking the Frext Tablet for as long as your doctor recommends it. Do not suddenly stop using it without consulting your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms. Frext medicine should be slowly tapered to prevent any side effects.

Q: How long will it take to notice any changes with Frext Tablet?

A: It may take up to a few days for you to start noticing the effects of Frext medicine. For some people, it might take even longer as it varies from person to person. If you do not experience any changes after a few weeks, consult your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
FREXT
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
26/12/2022

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